The beautiful and historic Artists town sits quietly on the river Dee, a few miles from the Solway Firth and within minutes of Beaches, numerous country walks and visitor attractions.
We have a busy working harbour which is the main landing port in the UK for King and Queen Scallops.
Find out more about our wonderful town here.
Every summer our wonderful “Festivities” team put on 6 weeks of activities which include our famous Scottish nights which feature Bagpipe bands, Scottish country dancing and our unbeaten Tug-of-War team, there are frequent farmers markets and many more events, this all starts with the “riding of the Marches”, over one hundred horses and riders ride the towns boundaries stopping for a wee refreshment at every pub and hotel.
The season culminates with our own floodlit tattoo, set against the backdrop of our very own historic MacLellans castle.
We have many beautiful beaches, some within a 10 minute drive from the Town, seen here is the Dhoon bay looking towards the Ross island which sits at the mouth of the River Dee estuary.
2016 saw the town play host to two very important visitors, the world famous “Kelpies” were here, their last stop was New York, more famous than Kirkcudbright but not nearly as beautiful.
During the summer and in the height of our “Festivities” season we have the multi award winning “Arts and Crafts trail” weekend, around 100 venues open their doors and display all sorts of Art and Antiquities, not all as scary as this poor chap.