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The Pheasant Hotel, Dalbeattie
A town of solid houses built of grey granite, a stone for which Dalbeattie became famous and prosperous in the 19th Century. It was shipped in bulk to Liverpool for export, though today its quarry only produces granite chips for roads.
The town has a pleasant park and boating lake, whilst on the outskirts is a Golf Course and Dalbeattie Forest with waymarked walks.
To the west are the sparse ruins of Buittle Castle where John Balliol’s mother, Devorguilla, signed the charter of Oxford’s Balliol College in 1282.
Dalbeattie is an ideal town base for exploring the Colvend Coast (also known as 'The Scottish Riviera') and the areas of:
Kippford is a popular sailing centre and a venue for an annual regatta. The village was formerly a busy ship-building and fishing centre at the beginning of the 19th Century. From the 1870s onwards it developed as a resort for sea-bathing and leisure.
A holiday area favoured by the Victorians, with yachts in summer, walks along the Jubilee Path and Muckle Lands, a 5th Century Mote of Mark Hill Fort, and Rough Island bird sanctuary.
A seaside village with a large sandy beach intersected by a river.