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Creebridge House Hotel's location allows for a number of leisure-time pursuits, from golf at the local course some 400 yards away; fishing on the Bladnoch, Minnoch and Cree rivers; walking, mountain biking or star-gazing in the Galloway Forest Park; pony trekking; clay pigeon shooting; bird watching at nearby Reserves; or setting up an easel to capture the beautiful Scottish scenery around Newton Stewart.

Galloway is also home to a number of fascinating Festivals: from the Wigtown Book Festival in September; the regionwide open studios event Spring Fling; Newton Stewart Walking Festival in May; Savour the Flavours - a fortnight of food events; Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival; Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival; and many more.

We are just over an hour's drive from Ayr's famous racecourse and regularly arrange special weekends to correspond with major race meetings. Please contact us for further information.

Your hosts, Steve, Sarah, Rory, Campbell and the rest of the team look forward to welcoming you to the Creebridge House Hotel and to help make your stay a memorable and enjoyable occasion.  Our staff will be at your beck & call should you require any form of assistance while you stay with us.

The Creebridge Hotel Welcomes - Anglers - Cyclists - Golfers & Walkers

Fishing Trips

Enjoy the relative quiet of the local association water, which runs through the town and is a stones throw from the hotel. With over ten named pools stretching right down to the tidal water, you can find a quiet corner to fish with ease.  Read more ...

Golfing Breaks & Excursions

At the Creebridge House Hotel we cater for individual golfers, couples or parties. We can pre-book all your local tee times and arrange the hire of trolleys or buggies.  The championship courses at Turnberry, Ayr, Prestwick and Troon are all within a 40 to 70 minutes drive by car.  Contact us now for some great golfing vacations!  Read more ...

Mountain Biking & Cycling Runs

We are ideally situated for all keen cyclists out there. The "7STANES" mountain biking trails start just along the road from the hotel, allowing you to explore Kirroughtree Forest and you can venture further into the Galloway Forest Park. Perfect for families with young children as these routes avoid the main road. The hotel can also provide a place to wash and store bikes.   Read more ...

Deer Stalking
on Drumlandford Estate

Situated between Newton Stewart and Barrhill, Drumlanford Estate offers deer stalking. Two stalks per day for £100.00 per day. Extra £30.00 to be accompanied by a stalker.    Read more ...


Dumfries and Galloway is the perfect place to enjoy walking. The region encapsulates all that is best about Scotland, with all the landscapes you could want resting side by side. Acres of sky, miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, mysterious forests, rolling hills, tranquil lochs and room to breathe.  Read more ...

Horse Riding & Pony Trekking

Cantering over deserted beaches, open moors or dramatic forest, horse riding and pony trekking are great ways to see Dumfries & Galloway's unspoilt landscape at a leisurely pace. With schools and trekking centres catering for those new to horses and ponies to the experienced rider, offering lessons, treks and horse-driving instruction, you'll be sure to find a horse or pony to suit you. Read more ...

Clay Pigeon Shooting
@ Newton Farm

Newton Stewart is one of the most beautiful places to take in exquisite scenery whilst learning the art of Clay pigeon shooting near to the hotel.  We can arrange a two day excursion to Newton Farm to learn how to shoot within a controlled and safe environment. Read more ...

Painting & Art Outings

If you are a keen group of artists or painters, we can arrange for you to be taken to the local beauty spots, from the shores of Loch Trool to the Rhinns of Kells hills, covering the sweeping landscape worthy of any artist's impressions!  We can also offer excursions with local artists who give master classes to suit your skill level.  Please feel free to contact us regarding these trips for any party group.   Read more ...

Star Gazing

The new Dark Sky Park in Galloway Forest marks a new high in the growing interest in the UK’s dark skies. It follows three years of STFC-led UK Dark Sky events which have been rekindling curiosity in the night sky and switching people on to the wonders of the universe. The Dark Sky Park status, awarded by the International Dark-Sky Association in November 2009, means that Galloway Forest Park is the first place in the UK where dark skies are now safeguarded for people to experience for themselves. More information can be found at FCS' Dark Skies webpage.

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Further information on local activities, events and attractions can be found on the Newton Stewart website.

The pursuit of happiness is a very individual quest.  Here at the Creebridge House Hotel, we hope you will find many ways of seeking and finding contentment during your stay. Whether salmon fishing, golfing, walking, mountain biking, pony trekking, bird watching, painting or just sitting curled up with a book in front of one of our magnificent log fires - the choice is yours!
  Please feel free to contact our staff about the various events and hotspots to make your stay more pleasant.  We can help point you in the right direction if you send an email requesting some information.


artists | biking | clay shooting | deer stalking | fishing | golfinghorse riding | walking