Best of Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

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Broom Fisheries Campsite

We are a Certificated Site, which accept five caravans or motor homes and up to 10 trailer tents/ tents.

This is an adults only site, unless you are a fishing family, who respect the peacefulness of other camp-site users.

Broom Fisheries was established in 1995, this family run business continues to ensure that this popular Scottish fishery is at the cutting edge of the sport.
Surrounded by mature woodlands and located right on the Solway Coast, 15 mins from Carlisle.

Located within eight miles of the Scotland England border makes us the ideal stopping off location whether heading south to England or north to Scotland.


• Adult only site (unless your children are fishing)

• 5 Electrical hook-ups

• Hard Standing

• Private Shower & Toilet

• Dogs welcome

• 100 meters from bank side

• 200 acre private estate

• Beach access

• Bird watching - See list on our website

• SSSI (site of special scientific interest)

• Pitch Fee - all inclusive £15


If your an avid fisher but your partner would rather relax in beautiful natural surroundings then Broom is ideal for you as we have many lanes for you to walk, bring your dog they will love it !!

Maybe you like the peace and quiet to read or just enjoy the sounds of nature, we have a fantastic array of wildlife on site ranging from the rare and endangered Natter Jack Toad to Badgers, Deer, Bittern to Dingy Skippers a form of rare butterfly which was spotted this year by one of our visitors, alternatively you could head off out for some retail therapy.
You don't have to be an angler to enjoy the "Broom"

Bookings can be made by contacting Mrs Carole Lloyd

Mobile 07749426980 or 01461 700386

email address: info@broomleisure.co.uk
Wesite: www.broomfisheries.co.uk
Nearby Attractions
Savings Banks Museum (3 Miles)
In 1810 Dr Duncan opened the world's first commercial savings bank, paying interest of its investors' modest savings

Thomas Carlyle's Birthplace (6 Miles)
Thomas Carlyle may have rubbed shoulders with Darwin, Dickens and Thackeray, but he never forgot his roots and insisted that his final resting place should be Ecclefechan, the village where his birthplace still stands

Caerlaverock Castle (7 Miles)
One of the finest castles in Scotland, Caerlaverock Castle is on a triangular site surrounded by moats

The World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Attractions (10 Miles)*
When people hear the name Gretna Green their thoughts often step back in time to the history of runaway marriages. The Old Blacksmith's Shop is at the heart of this fascinating tradition.
Directions
Your SatNav will try to send you the quickest route usually under a 8 foot railway bridge which is down a single track road, so my advice is to follow these instructions below

Assuming your travelling north up the A75 towards Dumfries take second Annan turning off to your left signed posted Annan West(if travelling south it's the first Annan West sign on your right)

First available right turn B724
Approx 1 mile turn left signed Newbie (don't go to Newbie)
Within 50 yds from junction turn right down private road
Come in first entrance in big green fence follow signs to reception at the fishery

Open all year.

Facilities:
Adults only, Pets allowed, Allow rallies, Disabled access, 5 Electric hook-ups, Sanitary block(s), Chemical disposal point, Washing up facilities, Campfires

Coarse Fishing at BROOM FISHERIES Scotland premier coarse fishery
Surrounded by mature woodlands and located right on the Solway Coast, fifteen minutes from Carlisle, the Broom Fisheries has been expanding over the years to provide anglers with exceptional coarse fishing. Five waters dedicated to coarse and match fishing, together with a fully stocked tackle shop, caravan & camping site, toilets and ample parking adjacent to the waters.

Broom Fisheries was established in 1995, this family run business continues to ensure that this popular Scottish fishery is at the cutting edge of the sport.


Accomodations:
5 Touring pitches, 5 Motorhome pitches, 10 Tent pitches, Campfires

Nearby attractions:
Beach, Boat launch, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Swimming (Indoor)

WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre -
Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfries, Dumfries And Galloway, DG1 4RS
http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/caerlaverock/
enquiries@wwt.org.uk
Tel: +44 (1387) 770200

This spectacular 1,400 acre wild reserve of the Wildlife & Wetlands Trust is situated on the north Solway Coast.

From October to April, tens of thousands of Svalbard barnacle geese, swans and other birds can be seen from comfortable hides and observation towers around the site. In summer, walk through flower meadows, watch ospreys hunting over the Solway Firth and even spot barn owls and badgers if staying overnight in the charming self-catering farmhouse. Special events include free daily wildlife safaris and family events.

The on site conference centre houses exhibitions featuring beautiful ceramics and paintings by local artists. The gift shop stocks an extensive selection of books on natural history and sustainable living. There’s also a good selection of the latest binoculars and telescopes, children's gifts and a variety of bird feeders and bird food.

The centre's fair-trade coffee shop offers coffees and teas, delicious homemade cakes, soup of the day, sandwiches and a variety of other snacks.


Caerlaverock Castle is a moated triangular castle, first built in the 13th century.
It is located 11 kilometres south of Dumfries in south-west Scotland, on the edge of the Caerlaverock National Nature Reserve.
Address: Caerlaverock, Dumfries DG1 4RU
Phone: 0131 668 8800


The World Famous Old Blacksmith's Shop Attractions (10 Miles)*
When people hear the name Gretna Green their thoughts often step back in time to the history of runaway marriages. The Old Blacksmith's Shop is at the heart of this fascinating tradition.



The Devil's Porridge Exhibition
Daleside, Butterdales Road, Eastriggs, Dumfries & Galloway, DG12 6TQ
Tel: +44 (1461) 700021
http://www.devilsporridge.co.uk

This visitor centre and exhibition provides a fascinating insight into what life was like for the people of Dumfries & Galloway during the World Wars.
With the tide of the First World War turning in Germany's favour, it was clear Britain and her allies did not have enough ammunition and so in 1915 the greatest munitions factory on earth was built in Gretna. Over 30,000 people were employed in the factory which stretched 9 miles from Dornock to Longtown and was 2 miles wide. The output of the HM Factory Gretna was more than all other munitions factories in Britain combined and played a key role in the Allies' victory.

The Devil's Porridge Exhibition is a remarkable community initiative telling the story of this remarkable venture and the secret cities which were created to accommodate its workers. Also covered in the exhibition is the story of the worst railway disaster in British history at nearby Quintinshill, the experience of the Kings' Own Scottish Borderers in the Gallipoli campaign, as well as the stories of children evacuated to the area during the Second World War.




Criffel is a hill in southern Galloway, Scotland.
It is 570 metres high but appears higher because of its great isolation and high relative height — it is the eighth most prominent hill in Southern Scotland.
Elevation: 570 m
Mountain range: Southern Uplands


Drumlanrig Castle
Drumlanrig Castle is situated on the Queensberry Estate in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
The category A listed castle is the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry.
Phone: 01848 331555
Address: Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway DG3 4AQ
Architectural style: Renaissance architecture


Sweetheart Abbey
Monastery
Sweetheart Abbey, 8 miles south of Dumfries, near to the Nith in south-west Scotland, was a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1275 by Dervorguilla of Galloway, daughter of Alan, Lord of Galloway, in memory of her husband John de Balliol.
Phone: 01387 850397
Address: New Abbey Bridge, Dumfries and Galloway DG2 8BU


7 Stanes
The 7stanes are seven mountain biking centres spanning the south of Scotland, from the heart of the Scottish Borders to Dumfries and Galloway. 'Stane' is the Scots word for stone, and at each of the 7stanes locations, you'll find a stone sculpture reflecting a local myth or legend.

The stanes are found out on the trails in the forests, in prominent locations near cycling and walking paths. They’re accessible on foot or by horse as well as by bike, and range in size from one to three metres high and from two to six tons in weight.

The 7 Stanes
Glentrool
Kirroughtree
Dalbeattie
Mabie
Ae
Glentress
Innerleithen

To find out more visit the 7 Stanes website at http://www.7stanesmountainbiking.com

sections for you to practise your jumping technique.

Choose your trail from:
The green-graded Big Views and the blue-graded Woodhead loop

A great introduction to mountain biking and Mabie's striking surroundings.
The forest road Purple Trail - Lochbank Loops

A mixture of forest road and some b-class public road. Worth the climb for the spectacular views.
The red-graded Phoenix Trail

A classic mountain bike route - great riding through mixed woodland and wonderful scenery.
Turn to the Dark Side

An orange bike park-graded trail. Mostly on narrow elevated wooden "North Shore" sections and spiced with outcrops of granite, it is firmly for the experts

At the 7stanes we make sure we offer something for everyone, no matter what their level of skill or ability is.
We have ensured that some of our trails are suitable for less-abled riders so that nobody misses out on the fun on offer!

In recognition of our work on this, the 7stanes team received the Marshall Kennedy Millennium Quaich award.
Praise for our trails has been received from Capability Scotland which we are extremely proud of.
We redesigned our waymarkers for our trails so that the shape as well as the colour show the level of difficulty. This helps the partially sighted and colour blind.
In 2009, Ae 7stanes became one of the first venues in the UK to have a downhill track suitable for disabled riders.
A 1km extension has been built at Dalbeattie which has been specially widened for wheelchair use and disabled children using 'buggy' style bikes pulled by their parents.
At Kirroughtree there is an adapted skills loop and at the Break Pad there are disabled bikes available to hire.

Visit Scotland - The Scottish Tourist Board
Information Centre. 64 Whitesands, Dumfries, DG1 2RS. 01387 253862
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/dumfries-galloway/see-do/
Things to see and do in Dumfries & Galloway

Prepare for adventure in Dumfries & Galloway, where the hills, rivers and forest park provide the ideal setting for you to explore by foot, bike or boat. Delve into history with a visit to the museums and visitor centres, check out the fabulous gardens, sample the local food and drink and enjoy the culture of this naturally inspiring region in the art galleries and bookshops tucked away in the heart of the towns. You will not be stuck for things to see and do in Dumfries & Galloway.


Broom Fisheries Campsite (www)

Broom Fisheries, The Lodge, Broom Farm Estate
Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
United Kingdom
DG12 5PF
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