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Creetown Gem Rock Museum
The Gem Rock Museum is the leading independent museum of its kind in the UK and is renowned worldwide. Owned and run by Tim Stephenson, it is regarded as one of the finest private collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in Great Britain. Crystals and minerals are some of nature's most outstanding creations and the collection demonstrates this with many fine specimens of world class standard on display.
The Museum is however, more than just a static display, it is a fully interactive experience with lots of things to do as well as to see. The Shop has a wide range of jewellery & gifts, and there is a Cafe serving lunches & refreshments.
Only 5 minutes walk from the Hotel.

Su Inman Ceramics
Just along the Street...

Creetown Heritage Museum
The history of Creetown, shown in several hundred photographs & artefacts, the natural history of the area, and more...

Balloch Wood
A beautiful community woodland located within walking distance from the hotel. 
The woodland follows the course of the Balloch Burn from the hills west of Creetown to the Cree Estuary.  Linear in shape, and several kilometres long, it offers a range of walks through a richly varied woodland of Larch, Oak, Scots Pine, Beech, Italian Alder and other species.


Newton Stewart
6 miles away. The local market town has a wide range of facilities, including the Merrick Leisure Centre, Museum, Library, community-owned Cinema, churches, health centre, banks, supermarkets and other shops.

Wigtown Book Town
15 miles away. Scotland's National Book Town with annual festivals and numerous book shops.

Gatehouse of Fleet
13 miles away. Attractive small town, home to The Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and a Kilt-making Centre.

VisitScotland - Dumfries & Galloway
Official Tourism website for Scotland