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Address: Shirmers Bridge, Castle Douglas DG7 3NQ, Scotland
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+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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The otter bothy

We left out of Glasgow and drove to Galloway activity center. Richard and the staff were great. The otter bothy was amazing... When we arrived they had the hot tub and bothy warm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nicole D
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We left out of Glasgow and drove to Galloway activity center. Richard and the staff were great. The otter bothy was amazing... When we arrived they had the hot tub and bothy warm and ready to go.

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Thank Nicole D
gac_lochken, Owner at Galloway Activity Centre, responded to this review

Hi Nicole Lovely review I am so pleased you enjoyed it. The new bothies have been doing really well for us and we are up for an award in a week or so for design and innovation in business. Fingers crossed.... I hope we will see you back. Richard More 

France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

A friendly welcome with a lot of activities (kayaking, archery, biking, ..) and really enjoyed this two days with 14 other friends! I advice this center. Staff is great aswell! Visited in January 2017

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

Many thanks for your kind review, great to hear you enjoyed your visit to us and hopefully we'll see some of you back again soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Spent the weekend in the self-catering accommodation (bunk house) which slept our group of 14 comfortably! We took part in various activities over the weekend which were thoroughly enjoyable. The location is very peaceful with stunning scenery! I would definitely recommend this place and hope to return in the not so distant future. The staff were extremely friendly and were... More 

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

Lovely review! Thanks Jill, great to see you all and I will pass this on to Iain. Yes, archery can and should be made to be much more interesting than pinging a few arrows down the range! We train all our staff to play archery related games and have had some great feedback. Thanks again hope to see you back... More 

Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The staff in the facility were all friendly and experienced. Special mention to Ian, his patience and knowledge were limitless. Thank you. Spent a great morning learning archery. Who knew it could be such fun. Even in winter there are things to do here, don't let the weather put you off.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

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 8 January 2017

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 7 January 2017 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 7 January 2017 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 7 January 2017 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 5 January 2017 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 

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