Kirkcudbright, located in Dumfries and Galloway, is situated south of Castle Douglas. The town itself is located only about two kilometers from the sea. There are a variety of sights to enjoy and see while in the local area, including the Stewartry Museum, which dates back to 1879. Here, visitors will find a wide ranging collection that focuses upon the local area. There are also paintings from numerous local artists in the museum as well. In addition to the museum, there are also many shops to explore as well as dining establishments. Visitors will also find there are ample accommodation options.
The historic town of Kirkcudbright enjoys a fully functional harbour in the southern part of Scotland. The town has always enjoyed Royal privileges in the history and has a track record of almost one thousand years of working under the great monarchs.
Over the years many industries related to tourism have fully established their branches throughout the town including hotels, recreational points and restaurants. The town buildings carry mixed tones of antiquity and the contemporary architecture, and one of the finest blends of middle ages and the Victorian era can be found in the form of tall and elegant buildings. One interesting historical building is that of Tolbooth, which once used to be a prison house in the medieval times but now it acts as a fine art centre. It houses the works of all the famous local artists, the paintings are arranged in such a fine manner that one doesn't need a guide to extract knowledge from these master pieces.
The Stewarty Museum was established in the late 19th century and now hosts fantastic combination of exotic and native artifacts that not only narrate the world history but also convey the true spirit of Kirkcudbright. Throughout the year exhibits on different trends are hosted here so that tourist may come to know the historic richness of this area.
The historic account of the town can also be appreciated by visiting Threave Castle which not only offers amazing architectural scenery but hosts many amazing cafes so that people can truly enjoy their short stay at the castle.