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  • World War 1 Exhibition opens in Gatehouse

    A fascinating exhibition on Gatehouse of Fleet in World War 1 has opened in the Mill on the Fleet.

  • Trusty's Hill information panels go on display

    A series of information panels describing the recent successful archaeological dig at Trusty's Hill, Gatehouse are now on display at the Mill on the Fleet. The information panels which set the dig, which took place at Trusty's Hill in May 2012, in their wider historical context, show the importance of this site and reveal the significance of the finds made during the course of the excavation work. 

  • Blind Photographer Norman Taylor talks about his photography

    A new video with blind photographer Norman Taylor talking about his life, photographic exhibitions, loss of sight and his current ‘Flower Power’ display at the Mill on the Fleet in Gatehouse.

  • First in Scotland

    Gatehouse of Fleet is celebrating being part of the first biosphere in Scotland.  The United Nations decision to give biosphere status to an area of outstanding natural beauty and environmental importance centred on the Galloway hills places Galloway alongside Hawaii, Mount Olympus and Ayers Rock as a world class environment.

Special Places

Caerlaverock


Caerlaverock Castle
One of Scotland's greatest medieval castles - about an hour away, south of Dumfries.  Can be combined with a visit to Sweetheart Abbey, the New Abbey Cornmill, (both also Historic Scotland), Caerlaverock Bird Reserve, or The National Museum of Costume at New Abbey. Historic Scotland:read more.
 

The Mill on the Fleet


The Mill on the Fleet is a restored Mill, once part of Gatehouse's main mill complex.  It is now a visitor and exhibition centre with a varied programme of temporary exhibitions throughout the year, as well as displays on the history and heritage of Gatehouse and the Fleet Valley.  The Mill also houses the Tourist Information Centre, the Riverside Café, a shop, and a bookshop. More.  

The River Fleet


The River Fleet
There are pretty walks alongside the Fleet as it meanders down through the valley.  Bankside trees shade many favoured fishing pools. More.  

Carsluith Castle


Carsluith Castle
Another local castle to the west of Gatehouse, a 16th century towerhouse, very well preserved and in the care of Historic Scotland. Historic Scotland:read more.  

Cairnholy


Cairnholy
There are two burial sites at Cairnholy dating from Neolithic times, both very well preserved and commanding fine views over Wigtown Bay.  Cairnholy I is notable for the impressive facade, in front of which, archaeological evidence suggests, ceremonies took place.  More.  

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The website is managed by the Gatehouse Development Initiative.  Contact us at GDI@gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk or phone 01557 814458.


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