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Places to visit and activities local and regional
www.gemrock.net/ - Geological museum of gemstones, crystals and fossils with gift shop and coffee shop
www.creetown-heritage-museum.com - take a look at Creetown of old.
www.forestry.gov.uk/gallowayforestpark - Over 250 miles of forest, lochs and moors within 15 mins of clauchan cottage. Galloway Forest has recently attained the honour of 'dark sky park' . The night skies over the area are just spectacular.
www.7stanes.gov.uk - Mountain biking. right on your doorstep is Kirroughtree which provides some of the best mountain biking in the country
www.bladnoch.co.uk - Whisky distillery and visitor centre
www.newtonstewartwalkfest.com -(MAY - 25 guided walks from easy to strenuous showing off the stunning scenery of the area
www.glenwhangardens.co.uk - One of the many beautiful gardens in the area, you can also visit Logan Botanical Gardens (Port Logan) Dunskey Gardens (Portpatrick) and Threave Gardens (Castle Douglas)
www.stranraerferry.com - It can cost approx £23 for a foot passenger using the fast HSS ferry from Stranraer to Belfast
Textile Art Workshops
www.linda-woodfield.co.uk - Textile workshops on patchwork and quilting in groups or on a one to one basis. Unique quality textile gifts for sale.