Cally Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Gatehouse of Fleet
The garage owners were shocked to see a camper parked across there drive when they opened on this Saturday morning. Bet they weren't happy when they found out why! £45 and an hour later the fuel was pumped out of Peter-Pats system and we were back on the road again. We visited the Culzean castle and grounds for the afternoon. This was a huge site, so it took up ...
... too much to be without internet access, even if it's just for Radio 4 or music, wi-fi access is a selling point for campsites.
... and decided on Kirkcudbright. The route meant we had to virtually go back to our base but any time riding the bike in the sunshine is time well spent so off we went. Kirkcudbright is a nice little town with a bit of a cafe culture going on in the town centre, there are also loads of galleries and craft centres, for a town this size it has more than its fair share. The sign coming in described it as Artist Town, they weren't lying.
... on the same route as us. As we come intro Dumfries the temperature seems to rise a couple of degrees and the last couple of miles are along a tree lined B-road before we pull into the campsite. The road up to the pitch is narrow, steep and gravely, my new found confidence riding off road (courtesy of ToroTrail) allowed me to sail up without giving it a second thought. We park up and unload the bike and start with the tent. This is the ...
... maker, Ian Cameron –
Smith. The garden is nestled behind the house and is greatly influenced by his
love of Japan. The peonies were amazing!
Too cold to
venture far, I discovered the Cocoa Bean Chocolate Factory, up a country lane.
Lovely hot chocolate and nut and berry slice, and filled with small children
due to the Wee Beanies Club activities.
Before a nana
nap, I wandered the ...