Why visit Creetown?

Creetown is a small town located in the south of Scotland. Although it is a small town, there are plenty of things to do and see in Creetown and the surrounding area. If you’re looking for a charming small town to visit, Creetown is definitely worth checking out! Here are just a few reasons why… 

Charming Creetown 

Creetown is a charming little town in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. It’s the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for peace and quiet, beautiful scenery, and plenty of things to do. 

There are plenty of walks to enjoy in the area, as well as a number of historic buildings and museums. The Creetown Heritage Museum is a must-visit for history buffs, while the Creetown Gem Rock Museum is perfect for those interested in geology.  

There are also a number of excellent restaurants in Creetown, serving up everything from traditional Scottish cuisine to international dishes.  

History of Creetown 

Creetown is situated on the Cree Estuary, 20 miles south of Dumfries and within Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. The town was originally known as Ferrytown of Cree. The former fishing village was founded in the 18th century and formed one end of a ferry route that took pilgrims across the River Cree estuary to the shrine of St Ninian at Whithorn. 

The old harbour and waterfront has some attractive 18th-century houses, as well as a large orb sculpture – made from locally quarried granite – in Adamson Square created by the renowned Japanese sculptor Hideo Furuta.  

High quality silver granite was quarried here and sent all across the UK, helping to build Liverpool docks and London bridge.  

Go Outside 

Nowadays, many people visit Creetown and use it as a base to explore the vast and beautiful regions of Dumfries and Galloway.  

Galloway Forest Park is the largest Forest Park in Britain, with over 300 square miles of outstanding natural beauty. You will find an amazing selection of trails, no matter your fitness or experience level.  

Outdoor enthusiasts visit the area year-round to enjoy the stunning scenery and escape into nature.  

So, whether you’re looking to explore, learn some history or simple find somewhere to relax, Creetown is the perfect destination. 

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