Things to do in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway
Gatehouse of Fleet is situated in Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland.
The hotels all have restaurants which provide local fare and a wide variety of international cuisine.
The local public house the Masonic arms also as a reputation for excellent food of the highest standard.
When walking back towards the town from the castle, if you cross the road there is a footpath which takes you down to the side of the river and the site of Port Macadam, the harbour which once served the town.
Information boards give interesting accounts of the bygone years and goings-on in the area.
Walking up this road a short way you will come to a small picnic site on the right which was once the local brickwork.
The place has now completely returned to nature, but a boardwalk has been installed so you can walk around the site which again contains some informative information boards.
Crossing the river bridge you come to the Mill on the Fleet visitor centre here you can visit various exhibitions, a book shop and tea rooms it also has a working water wheel, this building houses the information centre.
Continuing up the main street you will pass various shops and hotels heading toward the clock tower which stands outside the Murray Arms, the site where Robert Burns is said to have written the "Scots Wha Hae" and situated just behind the Murray Arms is the original "Gatehouse".
Description by Steve Ellison
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