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- Quiet and remote wee site - the only campsite in Galloway Forest Park
- In the UK's first Dark Sky Park, an area very popular with stargazers
- Great local pub just eight minutes away
Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site is a quiet campsite and the only campsite within Galloway Forest Park - the UK's first Dark Sky Park, which makes it very popular with stargazers. It is also the perfect base to explore the 300 square miles of spectacular landscapes which are home to a wide variety of wildlife including birds of prey.
In a picturesque setting complete with a pond and the site's own lovely Shetland ponies, Glentrool has a motorhome service point, dog-walking area, a small shop on site, and free shower block facilities.
After a day of sightseeing, hiking or mountain biking you can head to the great local pub a mere eight minutes away that serves excellent food - have a meal then head back and enjoy the stars!
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Motorhome service point
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
- Coach stations
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Creetown (Dumfries & Galloway): Coach Stop — 13.9 miles
13.9 miles Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 16.0 miles
- Train stations
Barrhill Rail Station — 8.3 miles
8.3 miles Girvan Rail Station — 16.5 miles
16.5 miles Maybole Rail Station — 20.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Girvan Harbour Ferry Terminal — 16.7 miles
16.7 miles Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 18.5 miles
18.5 miles Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 18.5 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 30.8 miles
From Newton Stewart: we are situated around 9 miles north of Newton Stewart, just off the A714. Turn right at Bargrennan, which is 51 miles from Dumfries in the east, and 35 miles from Stranraer in the west.
The campsite is a short drive from the Cairnryan/Belfast ferry route.
The coast-to-coast Southern Upland Way passes close to the site, making it an ideal stopover for those taking the walk from Portpatrick to Eyemouth.
Loch Trool, the RSPB Wood of Cree Nature Reserve, and two of the world-renowned 7stanes mountain biking trails make Glentrool the perfect base camp for your expeditions into the outdoors.
There's also some tremendous hill walking in the Galloway Hills, with the highest peak (the Merrick) standing at 2,766ft. Galloway Forest Park also has 250 lochs.
We are around nine miles north of Newton Stewart, which is 51 miles from Dumfries in the east and 25 miles from Stranraer in the west, only a short drive from the Cairnryan to Belfast ferry route.
Despite lying within one of Scotland's great wilderness areas, Galloway Forest Park, Glentrool Camping and Caravan Site is just over two hours' drive from the M6/M74 on the border between England and Scotland.
Galloway Forest Park has some of Scotland’s most amazing wildlife – but without a long drive north – including red squirrels, otters, pine marten, black grouse, golden eagles, red deer and even nightjar.
There is also a great pub and restaurant just a short walk away.
- Culzean Castle & Country Park (21.7 miles)
- Burns National Heritage Park (25.2 miles)
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