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Kirkcudbright Travel guide
Kirkcudbright : Michelin's recommendations
Standing on the eastern banks of the River Dee, Kirkcudbright today thrives on agriculture, fishing and tourism. The seafront was once a harbour and the town a royal burgh. It was also a county town for the "Stewartry", Crown lands administered by a "Stewart". This administrative status remains in existence today and this is the last example to survive in Scotland (the present holder of the office is the Prince of Wales).
Tourist attractions Kirkcudbright : Things to see and do
Harbour Square GB - Kirkcudbright DG6 4HY
Part of a 15C Franciscan monastery, the church contains the tomb of Thomas MacLellan , represented as a knight in arms.
St. Mary Street GB - Kirkcudbright DG6 4AQ
This small local museum with its profusion of exhibits is a mine of information for lovers of curling, a game now played with metal disks, although at one time players used horse shoes. It was very popular in parts of the town and well-known figures ..
Castle Street GB - Kirkcudbright DG6 4JA
In 1582, the town provost, Sir Thomas MacLellan , used the stone from a nearby ruined monastery to build his town house. A spacious staircase with straight flights of stairs leads from the cellars and ground floor kitchens to the Great Hall fireplac..
High St GB - Kirkcudbright DG6 4JG
Formal restaurant in a traditional former coaching inn. Extensive menu offers regional ingredients in classic combinations; Galloway Beef and Kirkcudbright scallops feature. A carved copy of the Selkirk Grace hangs proudly on the wall.