Originally a busy fishing town, Kirkcudbright has always been successful industrially. It has come to be called an ‘Artist’s Town’ because of the number of artists now living in there. It’s no wonder why so many of them move here. The quality of light and the scenery are inspirational, making it a wonderfully picturesque town. Gallery visiting aside, there are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, such as the local swimming pool and adventure playground, Cream O’ Galloway.
A pretty stone-built cosy coastal cottage near Kirkcudbright with sea views, Cutlar's Cottage is set in its own fully enclosed garden overlooking a wildflower meadow. It's a glorious walk to the seashore and a 2-3 minute amble to the landscaped loch and pavilion.
The natural beauty surrounding this area is also fascinating. Visit the Galloway Conservation Park or the Red Kite Trail and see what you can find. There are also magnificent gardens to be admired such as Cally Gardens, which specialises in perennials. For a shade more exercise, there’s a fabulous cycling scene and many walks around the beautiful area of this quiet Scottish town.