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Address: Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1556 502011
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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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Otter echo bothy wow!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Julie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Thank Julie S
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 1 week ago NEW

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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Thank Louise W
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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to book a canoeing lesson to do something a little different on the family holiday! Had a great morning on the loch with a fantastic instructor and will definitely be going back on our next trip to Galloway :)

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Thank Katie G
gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thanks so much, lovely review! Great to see you and I do hope you have some more fun in your own boat. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a pleasant stay at the centre, staff were friendly and just couldnt do enough to help, the bunkhouse rooms were adequate and warm with a communal kitchen to prepare meals and drinks for your day out, early continental breakfast in the adjacent dining hall was welcome as was the packed lunch the owner made. I would stay again without... More 

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

Aw thanks for such a great review. All discussions noted and we so much look forward to seeing you back in an Eco Bothy next year. Richard More 

Dumfries
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the activity centre with 10 friends and competed in bubble football. Was a good laugh, well organised and good staff. Only downfall was it could have a better pitch, it's not level and has stones in some places. But that said I would recommend it for a bit of fun.

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Thank callumlit
Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Thanks glad you enjoyed it. I note you came in August and posted a review in Nov - since you came in August (shortly after we introduced bubble football as an activity), we have managed to move any lose pebbles from the grassy area but you are right it is not quite Palmerston Park! But then with bubble football, this... More 

Aboyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited GAC for a week to take the RYA First Aid and Dinghy Instructor courses. Both were extremely well run, packing in a lot of practice time, and I had great fun. As a family, we have been to GAC a number of times over the past 15 years or so and you always get excellent, friendly service... More 

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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Great to see you here Kirsten. Well done on passing such a technical course. Love to see you back after your ski season. Amazing review many thanks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Eco Bothies are amazing. They are even better than you can imagine them to be. To arrive at dusk on a Friday afternoon and find that your stove has already been lit and is roaring away and your wood-fired hot tub is up to speed is just the start. The bothy (we stayed in Red Squirrel) itself is perfect.... More 

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Richard H, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Lovely to see you guys here. So glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks for an amazing review.... Yes we are lucky to have such unique surroundings around our bothies and I hope you managed to explore Loch Ken in your kayak. I do hope we will see you back with kids and dog! Watch this space for an amazing... More 

Castle Douglas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want something different? With a view? then this is your place! Had a great weekend stay in the Otter Eco Bothy. First of all the Bothy is stunning, it stands head and shoulders above all the other hum drum same old accommodation on offer throughout the region. We arrived late Friday afternoon about 5pm to find both the Bothy fire... More 

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Thank Kt2435
gac_lochken, Front Office Manager at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Many thanks for your lovely review, it's great to hear how much you enjoyed the bothy and fantastic that you managed to get out in the hot tub on a clear night. Glad to hear you're planning a return trip and we'll look forward to seeing you again. More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Red Kite Eco Bothie with my partner and two teenage daughters for four nights in early September. What a truly 'get away from it all' place. To wake up to such a beautiful view and the local wildlife demanding breakfast was a treat in itself and words can't describe starlit evenings in the hot tub with... More 

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

Thanks so much for your lovely feedback. Really great to hear you enjoyed your stay and hopefully we'll see you again soon. More 

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