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Balcary Bay Hotel

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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The Gulf Stream's warm breeze cradles this smuggler's cove

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What we love about Balcary Bay Hotel

  • The location just above the sandy shoreline of Balcary Bay
  • Surrounding Dumfries and Galloway is very scenic and the historic market towns and the general pace of life belong to another era
  • The views - on a clear day you can see the Lakeland hills beyond the Solway Firth
  • There’s a wonderful sense of peace and stillness
  • You can choose to eat in the formal restaurant or in the conservatory – perfect on a bright summer evening
  • Its history – the village was a well known haunt of local smugglers

The Gulf Stream's warm breeze cradles this smuggler's cove

This hotel is a vision of pure white and cream that shimmers in the reflection across the waters of Balcary Bay. Gazing out of the hotel's numerous sea-view windows you can see Hestan Isle, the hide-out of 17th century smugglers on the Solway coast. Balcary Bay was originally owned by a shipping company and once known to harbour illegal contraband in its secret underground passages. Located deep in isolated Galloway, there is a satisfying amount to see and do as you escape the well-trodden paths of Scotland's tourist hot spots. The area is packed with National Trust properties featuring some of the best gardens in Scotland. Galloway benefits from the warmth of the Gulf Stream and enjoys a long mild and enjoyable holiday season. There are several nine and eighteen hole golf courses nearby. For those that enjoy scenery as nature intended there is also cycling, riding and bird-watching. Balcary Bay's restaurant offers classic Scottish food with a French influence that sees the lunch menu adopt a bistro style.

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  • “We return year after year simply because we love the gorgeous views. ” Charles Guildford, Oxford
  • “Beautiful location, superb cuisine and sociable atmosphere. Always enjoy our stay here.” Guest from Seascale, May 2013
  • “We had high expectations before our visit- you exceeded our expectations in all categories. This was by far the best stay on our vacation in Scotland.” Guest from Kingston, Canada, April 2013
  • “Excellent hotel with first class food and a very good choice from the menu, we had never been to the hotel or the area and vow to return in the near future and stay for longer.” Guest from Nottingham, April 2013
 

Address

Balcary Bay Hotel
Shore Road
Auchencairn
Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway
Balcary Bay Hotel - map DG7 1QZ
Scotland , UK

Latitude: 52.141166207178344
Longitude: -10.285724401473999


Phone: +44(0)1556 640217
Fax: +44(0)1556 640272

www.balcary-bay-hotel.co.uk

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3 Singles£78
17 Doubles/Twins£140 - £170

Room rate includes full breakfast and VAT

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Nearest to the hotel

City:
Carlisle - 60 miles/1 hr 30 mins
Rail Station:
Dumfries - 22 miles/40 mins
Airport:
Glasgow - 107 miles/2 hrs
Ferry:
Stranraer - 61 miles/1 hr 40 mins
 
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