A ten minute drive away is the lovely town of Kirkcudbright with its harbour, fishing boats, galleries and museums. Great local butcher, bakery, two vets, two small supermarkets and a fabulous fish and chip shop.
Kirkcudbright is known as the ‘Artists Town’ and has plenty of arty outlets. Throughout August every Thursday is Scottish Night with pipe bands, Scottish dancing and a host of outdoor entertainment culminating in the last weekend with the Tattoo. Every Sunday throughout the year there is a producers market and a variety of other events through the year. Well worth a visit.