As seen on TV, there is currently a great interest in rediscovering the routes of closed railways. Those who enjoy their trains will certainly enjoy a visit to ‘The Port Road’
At the hotel we have a book on Britain’s Lost Railways. This describes the route that ran between Dumfries and Stranraer. This route was in terminal decline after WW2 and with the decline of steam, so came the closure of the railway in 1965.
Close to Creetown there are foot paths and cycle ways which go over the spectacular viaduct at Bigwater of Fleet and through cuttings from solid rock. Road between Castle Douglas and Stranraer has many bankings and former bridges to remind enthusiasts about this former transport link between the port at Stranraer, then Dumfries and the rest of the railway network.