Barncrosh is your gateway to Galloway, where the very best of Scotland's countryside is on your doorstep, from rolling hills and fine forests and lochs, to sandy beaches and a spectacular coastline. Gardens here are special, with gems like nearby Threave and the Logan Botanic Gardens near Stranraer. Palm trees and many other exotic plants thrive under the warming influence of the Gulf Stream.
Our roads are quiet and a pleasure to drive along. The nearby A712 Queens Way tourist route takes you through the heart of the Galloway Forest Park, past a red deer range, wild goat park and red squirrel feeding stations. Buzzards are a common sight and you may be lucky enough to see golden eagles and red kites, too.
Shops, pubs and restaurants are within easy reach. Enjoy exploring our picturesque towns and villages, like Castle Douglas Food Town (only four miles away), Kirkcudbright Artists Town (five miles) and Wigtown Book Town (36 miles). People are friendly and welcoming, with plenty of time to speak to you.
Dark Sky Park
Galloway Forest Park has recently been awarded status as the first Dark Sky Park in the UK.
With over 7000 visible stars to look at you are spoilt for choice. The Milky Way is clearly visible with the naked eye. With observing instruments there is no limit other than the instrument itself. There are a number of places where you can see the stars without any problems by stepping out from the car all of which are a convenient distance from Barncrosh