Creetown, is a Ferrytown of Cree, it is a small town of about 750 people in Dumfries and Galloway located South-West of Scotland. The Solway Firth is located on the northern side of the town. As the name indicates, it was once a fishing village and at one end of a ferry across the River Cree estuary to the former county town of Wigtown.
Creetown is well known internationally for its Country Music Festival, which attract huge number of music lovers. The Country Music Festival is a well-established global attraction that came into being in 1997 and has been going from strength to strength ever since. This festival includes concerts, line dances and other music related activities that will energise the music lovers who used to assemble in Creetown in large numbers. Creetown is also a centre of filming, the famous film Ã¢Â€Â˜The Wicker ManÃ¢Â€Â™ is filmed here.
The town is in a central position for visitors to Galloway. Creetown is halfway between Dumfries and Stranraer, but it keeps a safe distance from the busy A75 trunk route, preserving its tranquillity. Visitors staying in Creetown have excellent access by road to the many local attractions, as well as excellent views across the Solway and the Cree.
Kirkmabreck Quarry is and always was the largest of a series of quarries around Creetown. The town also had fairly successful lead, zinc and copper mining industry, remains of which can be found in the local countryside. Creetown has grown around a ferry point and as a coastal route, so its history has the influence of both of these. From about 1800 onwards the town grew around its granite industry, although this has receded and tourism has gained prominence now.
Local Sights & Activities for CreetownSightseeing
The Galloway Hills and the Solway Coast are a favourite area for artists and novelists. Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots, and the great poet Robert Burns, all knew this tranquil and now-forested area. Birdwatchers and walkers all find something to enjoy; there is a list of local Nature Reserves as there is a complete list of local Golf Courses in Dumfries & Galloway Golf Links.
This exhibition centre is recently established by the people of Creetown to provide information on the history and attractions of the town. Amongst its other attractions are art and sculpture displays. Besides the Country Music Festival, there are other events held in the year within Creetown.
Accommodation in Creetown is available with a wide range of staying facilities, which ranges from caravan sites and bed and breakfast to 4-star hotels. Creetown offers delicious meals at local hotels and is within easy driving-reach to some of the best restaurants in the region.
Creetown Hotels & Accommodation
Cherrytrees Guesthouse B & B
59-61 St. John Street, Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 7JB
This guest house is located in the heart of Creetown in a small quiet coastal village, where you will find a "home away from home". Cherrytrees was built in 1746; a year after Bonnie Prince Charlie failed to win the Crown and is believed to be the second oldest building in the village. Even though a traditional building it is carefully refurbished to provide modern comfort whilst retaining its character and charm. The ideal location of this guest house makes it a perfect location for walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing and golfing.
This bed and breakfast accommodation boasts two comfortable guest bedrooms - one double and one twin-bedded. Both rooms are en-suited with well appointed and tastefully decorated interiors. Bedrooms have colour TV, hospitality tray and hair driers etc. The bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and plenty of fluffy cotton towels. Evening meals are arranged on request. The hospitality is friendlier than what you could expect. The quality offered by Cherrytrees is more like a country house hotel rather than a normal bed and breakfast accommodation.
The location of the guest house is superb and it suits those who love to indulge in outdoor activities. We enjoyed our time out and this B&B provided an excellent base for that. The rooms are comfortable and spacious enough to make you feel more comfortable.
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23 Harbour Street, Creetown, Wigtownshire, DG8 7JJ
The Haven is a small family run Bed and Breakfast offering spacious and comfortable accommodation in peaceful surrounding. There are two twin rooms and a double room available for the comfort of the visitors. All rooms have all the necessary communication and comfort facilities. Rooms offer splendid over view of the natural beauty of the surrounding areas. Special facilities to cater the needs of the children are the added feature of this bed and breakfast accommodation
The interiors of the rooms are beautifully designed so as to add more comfort to your stay. Two of the twin rooms and the double room are equipped with modern communication and entertainment gadgets for the convenience of the guest. All rooms have TV and hospitality tray. Added facilities for children are available on request. Those who love their pets and donÃ¢Â€Â™t want to keep away from pets can bring in their pets to this accommodation, as pets are allowed in this bed and breakfast accommodation.
Ambiance of this B&B accommodation is superb offering a peaceful backdrop for us to relax and unwind. I didnÃ¢Â€Â™t feel away from my pet, as this accommodation permits pets. The hospitality and the room services are worth a special mention.
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