is a former burgh town in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland.
The town is on the River Cree with most of the town to the west of
the river, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the
The main local industries are agriculture, forestry and tourism. The
town hosts a local market, and a number of services to support the
farming industry. There are many mountain biking trails in the area.
Newton Stewart lies on the southern edge of the Galloway Forest
Park, which supplies a large amount of jobs to the town.
Newton Stewart FC, nicknamed the "Creesiders" play in the South of
Scotland league, their ground is called Blairmount Park.
There are numerous nature trails nearby as part of Galloway Forest
Park, managed on behalf of the state by Forest Enterprise. There is
a local museum at St. John's Church, and a doll's house exhibition
and a butterfly and tropical plant house nearby. The last two are no
longer open for visitors. Newton Stewart is seven miles from
Scotland's book town Wigtown.
Brigton But n Bens
Brigton But n Bens offers three comfortable and warm self-catering
units, with great views of the Galloway Hills and peacefully
situated in the magnificent Galloway Forest Park.
Brigton But n Ben cottages are situated on Brigton Farm three miles
south of the beautiful Glentrool, where the River Cree and Water of
Minnoch converge. The property is an ideal venue for walkers,
cyclists, birdwatchers, horse owners, canoeists, anglers and golfers
as all needs are catered for without travelling far. The
accommodation consists of three self-catering units, one single and
two with twin bedrooms, all with a spacious open plan kitchen,
breakfast bar and sitting room. All linen, towels and heating are
included, there are clothes drying facilities on-site.
The area boasts some of Dumfries & Galloway's finest scenery
together with an exciting variety of activities. The long-distance
walking route, the Southern Upland Way, borders Brigton Farm so you
can walk as much or as little as you like, while cyclists will love
the exhilarating 7 stanes mountain biking centre at Glentrool in the
heart of the Galloway Forest Park. Keep your eyes peeled for rare
wildlife in the forest and head to the Wood of Cree RSPB reserve,
reached through a delightful trail passing waterfalls with views
over the River Cree. An ideal retreat to recharge the tired
Inchlonaig House is a beautifully
decorated contemporary holiday cottage located in the
picturesque coastal village of Port William.
Ideal for families and large
groups, the spacious 4 bedroom detached self catering holiday
cottage is set in the beautiful countryside of Dumfries and
Galloway, and sleeps eight adults (plus two children) in perfect
Inchlonaig House provides the
perfect location for a relaxing self catering holiday in one of
the most peaceful and tranquil areas in Scotland or an excellent
base from which to explore South West Scotland.
For a more active holiday, this
luxury self-catering accommodation is located close to some of
the best mountain biking trails in the UK, excellent for golfing
holidays, walking, cycling, fishing and horse riding. Situated
on the north side of the village, the beach is literally a
stone’s throw away, so the house enjoys panoramic views across
Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway.
Port William is a small, friendly, bustling village harbour,
with a small range of local shops.
It is within easy reach of Wigtown
– Scotland’s National Book Town, the ferry port of Stranraer and
the pretty market town of Newton Stewart.
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