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Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre

AddressClatteringshaws Loch New Galloway Kirkcudbrightshire Dumfries and Galloway
PostcodeDG7 3SQ
Telephone01644 420 285
OpenMarch to November
Map referenceOS Grid Reference: NX 552 764
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Situated deep in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park lies Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, an excellent starting point for your journey of discovery and exploration.

The visitor centre lies on the shores of Clatteringshaws Loch, which is an ideal spot to rest and view the breathtaking scenery, or take refreshments in our tearoom before venturing on to find what treasures and mysteries the Queens Way holds. Discover a huge range of wildlife, ranging from Red and Roe Deer to Golden Eagles and Peregrine Falcons.

Visit the interactive wildlife exhibition in the visitor centre and see the vast range of wildlife you might be lucky enough to see in the wild during your visit in the area. The centre is also near the Galloway Red Kite Trail, making it easy for you to get up, close and personal with the recently re-introduced Red Kites!

A short walk from the centre takes you to a reconstructed iron age roundhouse discovered when the Loch was drained 30 years ago.

Alternatively, enjoy a gentle stroll out to Bruce's Stone with stunning views of Clatteringshaws Loch and the magestic Galloway hills beyond.
Call in for information on walks, cycle trails and attractions in the area from the friendly, helpful staff.

Opening times

* Thursday 11 March - Sunday 4 July: 10.30am - 4.30pm
    * Monday 5 July - Sunday 5 September: 10.30am - 5.30pm
    * Monday 6 September - Sunday 31 October: 10.30am - 4.30pm


Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre is in Galloway Forest Park. New Galloway is the nearest town or village.

From Newton Stewart:

A712 to New Galloway.

From New Galloway:

A712 to Newton Stewart.

OS Grid Reference: NX 552 764