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Dumfries and Galloway help needed!

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TrollTheRespawnJeremy Tue 25-Apr-17 18:08:04

If I were to visit Whithorn... where is the best place to stay?
Am I better staying in nearest town? (I gather this is Newton Stewart?)

Also... any 'naice' spa-type hotels.

star15 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:56:18

I could be wrong but I am not aware of any hotels with spas in this area of DG.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Tue 25-Apr-17 20:00:50

I will settle for a hotel with anything going for it grin

Thingirlstuckinfatsuit Tue 25-Apr-17 20:04:26

Hahahaha grin there is nothing 'naice' about this bit of D & G apart from the scenery. I grew up in these parts and I believe the Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire is very naice. I would stay there and visit Whithorn (very quickly) from there grin

star15 Tue 25-Apr-17 20:07:06

Cally Palace at gate house is nice has a golf course, stunning looking hotel I haven't been for a good few years. I have also heard Cree bridge hotel.

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Tue 25-Apr-17 20:11:46

It would be an hour and a half commute thingirl grin which is the same as it would be from where I live...

Was hoping that there'd be some gem nearby that I could roll out of bed and be on site within 30 mins.

I had promised a friend that if she accompanied me I'd treat her to a naice hotel for a girls weekend. Might need to rethink!!

Lidlfix Tue 25-Apr-17 21:06:10

Stayed at the Cairndale in Dumfries a few times when DD1 was competing in swimming galas at the pool across the road. It has a small spa. I could kill some time with younger DDs splashing about, lazing in steam room etc. It's far from a destination spa but given the dinner, b&b deals we nabbed on Hotel Connextions it was decent value.

Thingirlstuckinfatsuit Tue 25-Apr-17 21:44:00

Some might say an hour and half wasn't far enough away grin The Fernhill at Portpatrick used to be nice, and Portpatrick is very lovely.

cdtaylornats Tue 25-Apr-17 22:06:31

I would stay in the Steam Packet Inn in Newton Stewart - but then I like beer.

Ethelswith Wed 26-Apr-17 07:59:10

I've also stayed in the Cally Palace (years ago) when we went on a 'Five Red Herrings' holiday a few years ago. I liked it then - can't remember if it has a spa, do remember a good bottle of pudding wine!

Sunbeam18 Thu 18-May-17 18:18:45

Isn't the Steam Packet in Isle of Whithorn?

Ceto Thu 18-May-17 18:29:52

How about self-catering?

Four poster bed as well!

YerAWizardHarry Thu 25-May-17 13:37:05

I was going to say Portpatrick too it's lovely!

MovingtoParadise Thu 25-May-17 13:44:32

Knockinaam Lodge near Portpatrick is the 'nicest' in the region. Highest quality food and lots of (discreet) famous faces.

AndHoldTheBun Sat 03-Jun-17 18:19:59

Forget luxury hotel, you'd be much better off booking a self catering cottage/house in the area (there are plenty to choose from).

While you are in Whithorn, make sure you have an ice cream 🍦 in the chippy/cafe. They make it themselves and it's probably the best ice cream IN THE WORLD. No trip "Doon hame" is complete for me without one!

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