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County - Dumfries and Galloway | Map
Tel code: 01556 | code search
Postcode: DG5 | code search
Population: 4300
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Birthplace of:
John Maxwell
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Folk Customs:
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Kippford Craft Fair

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Barons Craig Hotel
"Appalling. Our visit was close to the end of the hotel's season but there can be no excuse for this standard. Very large bedroom, magnificent high ceilings big single glazed ..." More

Islecroft Caravan & Camping Site
"Been to this site a number of times and absolutely love it. The wardens are a pleasure to deal with and very helpful. The toilets are immaculate. The ..." More

Islecroft Caravan & Camping Site
"the site is fantastic and is only a stones throw away from the town. the facilities and toilets are impeccable and always clean a massive thumbs up !!!

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Dalbeattie is an attractive town in Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland situated opposite Dalbeattie Forest in the wooded valley on the Urr Water 14 miles south-west of Dumfries. Evidence of early settlers includes the remains of Bronze and Iron-Age hill-forts on the high ground around the Urr Water and a Roman fort on Buittle Hill. The fast flowing Dalbeattie Burn was used to power mills from c1600 and a small Clachan existed in the area from c1658, records show a school-master in Dalbeattie in 1751. Quarrying local granite started in the 1780ís and in 1781 two land-owners helped develop the town by renting part of their land on either side of Dalbeattie Burn, planned as a double settlement with the buildings constructed out of the attractive grey granite. By the 1900s Dalbeattie had two large quarries producing and shipping granite, used in structures including Windsor Castle, Liverpool Docks and Eddystone Lighthouse. Dalbeattie is a popular tourist destination surrounded by beautiful scenery, unspoilt coastline and sandy beaches. The town has shops, holiday accommodation and places to eat out. Interesting features include the Bridge over the River Urr built in 1797 and Dalbeattie Museum with exhibitions detailing the shipping and granite quarrying industry. The area is abundant with wildlife and walking trails with fishing is available in the steams and hill-lochs.


Dalbeattie Finance Co Ltd
Farries Kirk & McVean


Dalbeattie Forest
Drumcoltran Tower


Glenearly Caravan Park
Islecroft Caravan & Camping Site




Dental Practice


Dalbeattie Clinic

Estate Agent

Gillespie Gifford & Brown

Golf Club

Dalbeattie Golf Club


The Pheasant Hotel

Pub and Bar

Ship Inn


Barons Craig Hotel
Pancino's Italian Restaurant
Sea Horse


Dalbeattie High School
Dalbeattie Primary School

St Peterís RC Primary School




Cabco Taxis
Dowden's Taxis


Bard Veterinary Group


Flowers For You
Clifton Place Garden Centre
Millisle Garden Centre
Pets Port
Bowman Chemists Ltd

Places to Stay near Dalbeattie

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The Pheasant Hotel (0.07 miles)

The Pheasant Hotel

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Previously known as The Commercial and the Galloway Arms the Pheasant Hotel now offers excellent accommodation for visitors to the Dalbeattie area looking for a practical and comfortable base from ... More

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Kerr Cottage (0.40 miles)

Kerr Cottage

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Kerr Cottage is a delightful typically Scottish detached property situated on the edge of the granite town of Dalbeattie. Although it was built 165 years ago, it has been lovingly ... More

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Dalbeattie Guest House (0.44 miles)

Dalbeattie Guest House

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Detached family villa, all rooms enjoy an open aspect. Guests can relax in the attractively landscaped secluded garden. Ideal base for exploring the Dumfries and Galloway coastline. Ideal for walking, ... More

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Trewan B&B (0.48 miles)

Trewan B&B
Trewan is a 300 year old traditional granite cottage on the edge of Dalbeattie Forest, with immediate access to the forest and the 7 Stanes Mountain Biking Trails.
In addition to cyclists, Trewan is ideal for ... More | visit website
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Urr Valley Hotel (3.73 miles)

Urr Valley Hotel

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The Urr Valley Hotel is a long established country house hotel set in 12 acres of mature woodland and gardens. With its stunning views across the Dumfries and Galloway countryside, it ... More

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Clonyard House Hotel (3.78 miles)

Clonyard House Hotel

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This small, family-run hotel is beautifully situated within 7 acres of mature gardens and woodlands, in a secluded position within a national scenic area near the Solway coast. Between the villages of ... More

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Market Inn Hotel (4.11 miles)

Market Inn Hotel

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Stylishly decorated, tastefully furnished and renovated to a high standard, the Market Inn Hotel is situated in the heart of Castle Douglas, famous for its impressive cuisine. Stylish and contemporary throughout, the ... More

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Douglas House (4.15 miles)

Douglas House
Bed and Breakfast in Dumfries and Galloway Scotland.
Providing high quality bed and breakfast accommodation and a traditional Scottish breakfast in Castle Douglas. Visitors to this beautiful area of South West Scotland will find ... More
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Imperial Hotel (4.19 miles)

Imperial Hotel

This friendly hotel is situated in the centre of Castle Douglas, with a location ideal for fishing, walking, cycling, golfing and relaxation.
The Imperial Hotel offers 3 bars, a private car park, a pool room with ... More | visit website

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Douglas Arms Hotel (4.55 miles)

Douglas Arms Hotel

The Douglas Arms Hotel in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland has some of its stabling still intact. The coaching credentials and the hotels' reputation for hospitality is well known. Situated in Castle Douglas, close to the ... More | visit website

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