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Balcary Bay Hotel

Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway

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Singles  £83
Doubles/Twins  £144 - £170

Room rate includes full breakfast and VAT

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Best Loved Recommends

  • Exploring the picturesque villages of the Solway Coast
  • Threave Castle, situated on a small island in the River Dee
  • Climbing Screel Hill for a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape
  • Bring your walking boots
  • Book a Bay View Room
  • Consider bringing binoculars – the area is great for bird watching

Things To Do Nearby

There are endless outdoor pursuits on offer in the Galloway Forest Park. It covers over 300 square miles of scenic landscape and is the only National Park in the UK to be designated a ‘Dark Sky Park’. The area has some lovely unspoilt market towns the likes of which are sadly rare these days. Kirkcudbright is an artists’ town and Castle Douglas still has a high street populated with butchers, bakers and grocers. It also has some excellent delis and cafes, and has, for obvious reasons, become known as a ‘Food Town’. The coastal villages of the Solway Firth including Kippford, Rockcliffe and Auchencairn are some of the loveliest in the whole of the UK. There’s an easy walk along the coastal path from Kippford to Rockcliffe. A not so easy walk is up Screel Hill – but it’s worth it for the panoramic views of the Galloway Hills. Finally, pay a visit to ruined Threave Castle. Once the stronghold of the scary sounding Black Douglases, it is situated on a small island in the River Dee.

Best Loved Quotes

  • “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
  • “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
  • “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

Who's in Charge

Graeme A. Lamb, Owner


Mastercard, Visa

When you're not in your room

Garden, Restaurant, Cocktail Bar

Close by

Fishing, Sailing, Golf, Riding

Need a Caddie?

Name: Kirkcudbright
Distance: 12 miles
No. of holes: 18, Par: 69

Kids & Pets

Kids welcome
Pets welcome

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