The River Cree at
Situated in the heart of Galloway, the charming market town of Newton Stewart stands on the banks of the River Cree.
Dumfries and Galloway is known as Scotland's best kept holiday secret.
Founded in the mid-17th century by William Stewart, the youngest son of the second Earl of Galloway, the New Town of Stewart has become a centre for a wide range of outdoor activities including hill walking, bird watching, golf, cycling, mountain biking, pony trekking, fishing and hunting.
Newton Stewart itself provides a museum, a full range of amenities including banks, post office, chemist, doctors, cottage hospital, library (with Internet access), supermarkets, petrol stations and garages.
Newton Stewart also boasts its own cinema, featuring current releases as well as special showings of classic films. All films can be viewed at the site for the local cinema: www.nscinema.co.uk
There are a range of restaurants and cafes in the town and a number of public houses. Newton Stewart also has both indoor and outdoor bowling facilities, tennis courts, a leisure center with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.
An 18 hole golf course is just one mile from Rowallan Guest House.