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Address: Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
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+44 1556 502011
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08:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:30
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Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of...

Welcome to the Galloway Activity Centre. We are situated on the banks of Loch Ken in south west Scotland and have an exciting range of activities for families, individuals and groups alike. Here you will find details of our services & facilities including activities, courses, equipment hire, accommodation and holiday packages. Choose from: Sailing, Windsurfing, Powerboating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Outdoor Laser Tag, Archery, Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Giant Water Slide, Climbing and more...Our aim is to give you a memorable holiday in a safe and friendly family atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you.

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Romantic weekend stay

We had along weekend in The Otter Eco Bothie. It's a beautiful wooden yurt, off grid and super cosy! The fire was lit when we arrived and there was cake and tea provided. We did a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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london
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had along weekend in The Otter Eco Bothie. It's a beautiful wooden yurt, off grid and super cosy! The fire was lit when we arrived and there was cake and tea provided. We did a lot of relaxing and reading our books by the fire. It was great to roll up the blinds in the morning and watch the... More 

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thanks nurse_jesse - lovely review... look forward to seeing you back hopefully in the not too distant future! More 

Arklow, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in the single bed Eco Bothy for a long weekend. When we arrived the hot tub was warming up and the solid fuel stove in the Bothy was lit - what a warm welcome! The accommodation very comfortable, and as it was totally free of wifi - the main attraction was sitting and admiring the... More 

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Aww what a lovely review! Yes the bothies are designed as an escape and this is what everyone comments on. Great you decided to spend your hols with us and we hope to see you back shortly... More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow!!!!! We stayed at this wonderful centre. Let me firstly say thank you to the team for there hospitality. We had such a amazing experience. Everything was delightful from the picturesque views of the loch to the activities that had us all laughing with fun. And the grub wasn't bad either. These nothing the staff won't do to make your... More 

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Worksop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great few days at GAC convalescing after an eye operation. You don't have to take part in the activities to enjoy the location! The views are spectacular, the food was great and it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Plenty for the more active to do even in winter! Planning to... More 

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

A pleasure to see you guys hope the eye is on the mend so we can get you on our new activity for 2017!!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant time at this beautiful location and had some of the best food ever. Try some of the gourmet Burgers on a Saturday !!

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Great to get suc a positive review for our 400th TA review! So glad you enjoyed the food we are developing the café this year and will soon be offering home baked pizzas from our new log burning stove.... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are from New Zealand and came over to meet up with friends and family We have not seen in a while. We stayed in Red Kite the 2 bed Eco bothy. What a treat. Warm fire greeted us and a hot tub ready to go. Right on the lake gorgeous bed linen well equipped sitting /kitchen/ dining and wonderful... More 

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Brilliant! So glad it was worth your trip!!! Yes the pork fillet stuffed with mushrooms and herbs is a first - good old Women and Home magazine! Please keep us in mind next time you are passing through :0 :) :) More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

A group of us visited Galloway Activity Centre in July for my friends Hen Weekend (Just getting round to writing this) and we had a ball! We were there Friday-Sunday and managed to do about 10 activities throughout the weekend, all of which were great fun! Would recommend this place for team building or a group of friends looking for... More 

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gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review. Great to hear you enjoyed your hen do with us and hopefully we'll see you up here again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wow. My daughter and I visited here in late November. We both were in desperate need of peace and solice and wow did we get it! The otter Eco bothy is amazing. It's round and so well equipped. Japanese hot tub which is cleaned every morning, watch the Milky Way and countless other stars whilst relaxing in the hot tub.everything... More 

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Lovely review thanks guys - see you next year - towels fixed and having a think about the bed - difficult to find a matteress that everyone likes.... Glad you had a wonderful stay its lovely when you get those clear evening to make the most of being on the edge of Dumfries and Galloway's Dark Skies Park. Richard More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This space was absolutely gorgeous, truly scenic. A place to completely relax. All accommodation is spacious and fun. There is endless activities to do whilst there and the staff are lovely. Enjoyed my short trip here and will definitely be back again.

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gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Aww thanks lovely feedback. See you back shortly for another girly glamping weekend.... Richard More 

Ayr, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

What a place, we arrived on a dark and miserable Friday night as part of a stag do, and were upgraded to the bunkhouse just for us. My best man had spoken to nick about doing good for us and he was more than happy to help, making us a delicious chicken curry and then sticky toffee pudding to follow.... More 

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Thank hugh1012
gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a lovely review, great to hear how much you enjoyed your activities and I'll pass your comments re the food onto Nick - it is definietly a good breakfast I agree! Sorry the dog poo was missed and I hope it didn't spoil your enjoyment of Bubble Football. We will make a note to do a... More 

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