Through The Seasons

When To Come >> Through The Seasons

It's up to us ...

Every season has something to enjoy in this natural paradise, if we want to find it. Get a flavour from our seasonal tour below.

Summer misses Scotland's drama

The true spirit of Scotland seldom comes alive in summer. Its drama is played out in the other seasons. For a demonstration, flip through the photos of local Threave Castle in the slide show to the right. The summer picture really doesn't capture the atmosphere of the "Black Douglasses", the notorious "Archibald The Grim", and the tales of intrigue and assassination there!

Explore the Seasons

  1. Spring In Galloway (March, April, May)
  2. Summer In Galloway (June, July, August)
  3. Autumn In Galloway (September, October, November)
  4. Winter In Galloway (December, January, February)

Bring the right kit

We all know someone who unerringly has the right clothes and footwear for any occasion. One such friend, chiding himself for having packed inadequately for a recent holiday here, suggested that we devote a section of the website to a "style guide" for holidays at Gelston. There are good places locally to buy outdoor gear etc. - see the page Local Shopping.

When you book, we will send you:
1. A handy packing list for your holiday;
2. A list of things you can buy from us here at keen prices, e.g.:

  • Tennis balls (pro quality).
  • A variety of local food items (must be ordered ahead).
  • Ordnance Survey maps: all the most useful local Landranger maps (1:50000, formerly 1 inch = 1 mile).
  • Other maps, e.g. Harveys waterproof walker's map of the Galloway Hills.
  • Walking guides (books), covering all the local hill country as well as other kinds of walk.
  • Cycling guides, as well as free maps of the 7 Stanes mountain bike trails.
  • Sunblock factor 50.

Like to talk?

So do we. Ring us:
01556 502211
From abroad:
+44 1556 502211

Gelston Castle Holidays, Gelston, Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway DG7 1SW
Self-catering holiday cottages Scotland, Luxury holiday accommodation Scotland
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