See & Do

There’s so much to see and do in and around Kirkcudbright in South West Scotland - it’s an ideal place to enjoy great holidays.

Visit the galleries and exhibitions in our Artists’ Town, or enjoy one of the events the town hosts during the Summer Festivities, and throughout the year.


Kirkcudbright, the Artists’ Town

Art exhibition

Kirkcudbright, the Artists’ Town, is a pretty and vibrant harbour town with events, exhibitions, and activities on all year round. There are wonderful Galleries to visit, and many have exhibitions on throughout the year.

Summer Festivities and events throughout the year

Kirkcudbright is central to the region and has a great community who organise many wonderful events and activities for you to enjoy. The Summer Festivities programme gets into full swing in July and August, with weekly events building up to the spectacular Floodlit Tattoo and Firework Display held on the last weekend of August.

Dark Space Planetarium
Dark Space Planetarium
The Dark Space Planetarium is a brand-new, state of the art interactive experience for everyone. Visitors can also enjoy the immersive Planetarium domed cinema screen, enjoying virtual trips to the edge of the Universe, exploring inside the human body, and journeying around the Earth.
Kirkcudbright Art Tours
Kirkcudbright Art Tours
Guided walks introducing you to Scotland’s Artists’ Town where you can learn of the famous artists that have lived and worked here for over 100 years and also meet some of the artists that make Kirkcudbright their home today.
Station House Cookery School
Station House Cookery School
Station House Cookery School is a unique experience in Dumfries and Galloway.  In the beautiful train station buildings, Nick and the team offer a wide range of cookery classes for all ages and tastes, with a great focus on supporting local producers. 



Kirkcudbright Golf Club

Panoramic views of the Galloway Hills and the Dee Estuary add romance charm and inspiration to a refreshing and challenging round of golf on this excellent quality 18-hole, par 69 (ladies 72), parkland course. Here accuracy and skill outweigh the power of a big-hitter. Free round of Golf for up to 4 people when you book at Yellow Door.

D&G Golf courses

beach near Kirkcudbright

Walking Routes

Around Kirkcudbright
General area


Kirkcudbright Swimming Pool

As well as the 20m swimming pool this community owned facility has a sauna and fitness suite and a spectator area with self service tea and coffee facilties.

Local Beaches
Wild Swimming


7 Stanes Mountain Biking
Road Cycling

Food & Drink

If you want to eat out, you will find great pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways in Kirkcudbright.  If you want to eat in there is a well-equipped kitchen here at Yellow Door and you can cook up a storm.

The kitchen is also fully equipped with quality cutlery, crockery, glasses and serving dishes. The ‘just in case you forget’ box means you won’t be caught out if you forget to pack all those kitchen essentials like cling film and washing up liquid.

Selkirk Arms