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Review: Newton Stewart

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom

Relax, or use your energy to see beautiful places

  • By SilverTraveller TQTQ

    2 reviews

  • Jun 2013
  • Adult family

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The town takes its name from the Stewart clan, who used to rule the roost in these parts. You will have guessed that I'm talking about Scotland, in fact the most south-westerly part, Galloway. You have probably heard of Stranraer, where ferries used to sail to Belfast: the terminal has been moved 12 miles up the coast. Newton Stewart itself is not on the coast, but on the River Cree a few miles before it reaches its estuary, then the Irish Sea. The length of the drive to Galloway might put people off, but it is a good road from the top of the M6. There is so much less traffic in Dumfries & Galloway than we're used to even in Norfolk, it makes driving a lot easier. There is an alternative to driving, which is the National Express coach direct from Manchester (or Belfast). The National Book Town of Scotland is Wigtown, with about a dozen book shops and a literary festival in late September. early October. It's a short drive (or bus ride) south of Newton Stewart. Go further south and you find teh site of the first church to be built in Scotland; there is still an old chapel there, by the sea at Whithorn. One of the few places in the area that could get crowded on a fine summer Sunday! In the opposite direction, inland, you easily reach the Galloway Forest Park; or before you get that far, places on teh River Cree where you can spot otters towards dusk. We walked through the Wood of Cree, a Nature Reserve on a hillside with a feast of flora, and fauna if you're lucky. There is something there for all seasons!



 

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