Local Attractions

We anticipate that most guests , other than those flying in by private plane, will arrive at Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports and possibly spend a night or two in the city there before traveling south to Cumloden. (85 miles from Glasgow, 105 miles from Edinburgh). Some of the attractions could be visited on route to or from Cumloden or as separate day trips.
From Glasgow we would highlight the attractions of the Burrell Collection, situated in Pollok County Park to the south of the city. Culzean Castle and Gardens (See above) 12 miles south of Ayr is owned by the National Trust of Scotland. Dumfries House (pictured right) which Prince Charles helped save for the nation is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and is again on route to Cumloden.
From Edinburgh we would highlight Drumlanrig Castle (pictured left), near Thornhill, one of the family seats of the Duke of Buccleuch. For those with a more contemporary bent Charlie Jenck’s Portrack House and the Garden of Cosmic Speculation just 5 miles north of Dumfries is fascinating and can be viewed by arrangement. (google images for Portrak House) Glenkiln, to the west of Dumfries features sculptures by Henry Moore and Auguste Rodin out on the open moor. ​(Google images)


Glenapp Castle (Michelin star)
01465 831 212

Knockinaam Lodge near Portpatrick
01776 810 471

Campbells in Portpatrick
01776 810 314

Kirroughtree Hotel, Newton Stewart
01671 40 2141

Balcary Bay Hotel near Dalbeattie
01556 640 217

Wildings in Maidens
01655 331 401

The Selkirk Arms in Kirkcudbright
01557 330 402

NOTE: Some of these restaurants are close to golf courses or recommended coastal walks. There is a book at Cumloden giving more details.