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Galloway is famous for '''dairy produce''', including a variety of local cheeses and '''Cream of Galloway ice-cream''', a luxury brand produced near Kirkcudbright and widely available throughout the region.
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'''Pub food''' is generally above average; most villages have at least one pub that serves excellent meals.
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Disappointingly, it can be difficult to get hold of freshly landed local '''fish''', however there are fishmongers at the Isle of Whithorn and the Galloway Smokehouse near Creetown.
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Speaking of '''smokehouses''', the Galloway Smokehouse supplies a range of excellent smoked meats, cheeses and fish. Marberry Smokehouse has an outlet close by - the company supplies many top restaurants in Glasgow and further afield.
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In early summer, '''new pototoes''' are available either local or from Ayrshire, and are something of a local delicacy.
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Local '''game''' is sometimes available from butchers and restaurants.
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Castle Douglas styles itself as the region's '''food town''' - both locally produced and more exotic foodstuffs are available there.
  
 
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Revision as of 09:50, 4 July 2010

Dumfries and Galloway is a region in the southwest of Scotland.

Contents

Towns and villages

Towns

Map of Dumfries and Galloway

Villages

See this blog entry [1] for an overview of many of these places and more, taking a generally idyllic view of the region but a grim one of its principal town.

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

Get around

See

Do

Visit the vast plantation forests of Galloway, which have various access points and amenities for visitors. Glen Trool is a forest park close to Newton Stewart with forest walks, a circular walk around Loch Trool, and a path up Merrick, the highest hill in southern Scotland.

A long distance walking trail called the Southern Upland Way passes through the area, starting on the coast at Portpatrick, trekking through the forests before leaving the region at Wanlockhead and eventually finishing on the North Sea coast south of Edinburgh at Cockburnspath.

Eat

Galloway is famous for dairy produce, including a variety of local cheeses and Cream of Galloway ice-cream, a luxury brand produced near Kirkcudbright and widely available throughout the region.

Pub food is generally above average; most villages have at least one pub that serves excellent meals.


Disappointingly, it can be difficult to get hold of freshly landed local fish, however there are fishmongers at the Isle of Whithorn and the Galloway Smokehouse near Creetown.

Speaking of smokehouses, the Galloway Smokehouse supplies a range of excellent smoked meats, cheeses and fish. Marberry Smokehouse has an outlet close by - the company supplies many top restaurants in Glasgow and further afield.

In early summer, new pototoes are available either local or from Ayrshire, and are something of a local delicacy.

Local game is sometimes available from butchers and restaurants.

Castle Douglas styles itself as the region's food town - both locally produced and more exotic foodstuffs are available there.

Drink

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