Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Add a splash of colour to your holiday and stay in a Kirkcudbright cottage in an historic fishing town with an artistic twist!
Nestling on the Dee along the Solway coast, Kirkcudbright (kir-coo-bree) has been a magnet for artists since the late 19th Century and, even today, locals tend to either fish or paint.
Explore the attractive town centre, with its broad streets and mix of medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture, painted in pretty pastel shades.
Browse the delightful shops and exquisite galleries, some with working studios. Don't miss the Tolbooth Art Centre, which showcases works of artists past and present. And when it's time for refreshments, there are all kinds of venues to choose from.
Alongside the harbour are the well-preserved ruins of MacLellan's Castle, while Broughton House is also worth a visit, featuring Japanese-style gardens and a fine collection of art, ceramics and literature.
The bustling harbour is a fascinating spot to while away a couple of hours, especially when the fleet comes in and unloads its catch-of-the-day.
Next stop the marina and perhaps a pleasure trip along the river. Or enjoy a fun family day at the Wildlife Conservation Park, home to over 200 animals.
What else? Superb cycling in the region, with two Forestry
Commission cycle centres close to town and an 18-hole golf course
overlooking the Galloway Hills and estuary.
Summer brings many festivities, highlighted by a fabulous Tattoo in August, so if you're planning a Kirkcudbright cottage holiday then, remember to book early!