The town of Newton Stewart is set on the west bank of the River Cree at the junction of the main A75 and the A714, amidst beautiful wooded countryside.
Newton Stewart Events
Newton Stewart walking festival is one of the biggest walking festivals in the South of Scotland.
Newton Stewart Hotels & Accommodation
Sleeping & Accommodation in Newton Stewart
As a major walking and fishing centre, Newton Stewart has plenty of accommodation across the range. Top of the list is the fabulous A Kirroughtree House, Tel 402141, Kirrough Tree House] 17 rooms. This grand 18th-century country mansion is set in its own grounds and offers impeccable standards of comfort and service. It's superb restaurant (expensive) has a well-deserved reputation for its gourmet Scottish cuisine. Another fine choice, and a lot cheaper, is the charming B Creebridge House Hotel, across the river in the village of Minnigaff, Tel 402121, CreeBridge House Hotel 19 rooms. Arranges fishing permits and offers very good food at mid-range prices.
There are also lots of B&Bs to choose from. Many of these are on Corsbie Rd and include D Rowallen House, Tel 402520, Rowallen House EOakbank, Tel 402822, open Feb-Nov; and E Stables Guest House , Tel 402157. Also good is the friendly E-F Kilwarlin, 4 Corvisel Rd, Tel 403047, open Apr-Oct. There's a F SYHA Youth Hostel, Tel 402211, open mid-Mar to end-Oct, in the village of Minnigaff, which is on the other side of the river, across the bridge.
There are a couple of Forestry Commission campsites in Glen Trool. There's the Caldons Caravan & Camping Site, on the western shore of Loch Trool, Tel 840218, open Apr-Sep (possibility of closure so check with tourist office first), and the Glen Trool Holiday Park, Tel 840280, open Mar-Oct, near Glen Trool village, just off the A714.
Self Catering Cottages in Newton Stewart