Galloway Activity Centre Accommodation

Activity Accommodation

Loch Ken, Castle Douglas, Dumfriesshire, DG7 3NQ

    The Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of accommodation from Mongolian Yurts for those looking for a bit of glamping, to our bunkhouse lodge for budget bunk rooms to our new luxury eco bothy accommodation.

    Galloway Activity Centre – Accommodation

    The Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of accommodation, not only to our residential customers and customers on activity holidays but also to non-activity centre users. Situated on the beautiful banks of Loch Ken we cater to individuals looking to get away from the hustle and bustle with a bit of glamping in our Mongolian Yurts or a  luxury get away in our Eco Bothies right through to cheap bunkhouse accommodation. All of this is on the door steps of the wonderful Galloway Forest Park, we’re central to 5 of the 7 stanes mountain biking trails, right in the middle of the famous Galloway Dark Sky park, popular with Fishermen (and women) and of course you have access to the activities we run, secure bike storage and drying facilities that you benefit from by staying on site. All of our facilities are well maintained, we have clean and warm toilet and shower facilities and a café on site which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and possibly the best Brownies you’ll ever eat! Read on for a little more information on the types of accommodation we have available:


    Remember your childhood holidays camping in a soggy field, why not relive the good times with a little more luxury? Our Mongonlian Yurts, Lochside Cabins and Tipi are perfect for a weekend away with a difference. They are all close to our clean, warm and modern shower blocks with ample hot water. There’s also plenty dry seating in our main clubhouse building and café area and there is access to barbeques around the centre.

    Mongolian Yurts

    With space to sleep 6 people our Yurts offer a truly alternative experience and are perfect for families or small groups. Get back to the simple life, get yourself some fire wood, throw some sausages on the stove and spend a night around the camp fire. Our Yurts come fully equipped and furnished with a double and four single sofa beds which can sleep six in comfort. All beds fold up neatly giving you lots of room to lounge back and socialise during the day.
    A cast iron stove will keep you warm at night and we provide a single burner cooker. There is a work surface which can be used to prepare meals and all crockery, utensils etc. are provided.

    A one night stay is £86 and subsequent nights have a slight reduction.

    Loch side Cabins

    These are small wooden cabins sitting down by the loch. We have four 2-berth cabins and one 6-berth. They’re basic but clean and comfortable with beds, lighting, electricity and heating.

    A one night stay is £37 for the small cabins and £80 for the large cabin, all subsequent nights have a slight reduction.


    It’s always a nice sight in the spring to see the tipi come out of storage and get erected by the loch. The tipi sleeps 4 on camp beds around a log burning chimenea and it’s the perfect place to get back to basics with beautiful views across the loch. It’s not quite as cosy as the yurts and is a real back to basics experience.

    The first night in the tipi is £64 and each subsequent night is slightly cheaper.

    Bunkhouse Lodge

    If you’re looking for great value then look no further than our Bunkhouse. With prices from as little as £16.50 per night it’s the perfect base for anyone looking to enjoy all that Galloway has to offer on a budget.

    The lodge comprises of five 4-bed bunk rooms with a shared living/kitchen area and 4 shower rooms. We also let the lodge out to groups, it can sleep up to 25 (with some extra beds) and we charge £270 per night for exclusive use.


    Fancy a little more luxury? Last year saw the introduction of our brand new eco-bothies. The bothies are completely off grid, beautifully equipped and well-furnished each with their own log burning hot tub and dedicated kayak to enjoy your very own wilderness trip on Loch Ken. For more information, availability and to book then check out the website here –

    3 Activity Accommodation
    Walkers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Open all year round, in the summer reception is open from 0900-2000 and in winter it's 0900-1630.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Cabin
    • Caravan Holiday
    • Chalet
    • Self Catering Holiday
    • Tipis, Wigwams & Tents
    • Yurts


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Equipment Hire
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Tuition Available


    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Waterfront Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Dinner Available
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Evening Meal By Arrangement
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Bunk Beds
    • Communal Changing Facilities
    • Drying Facilities
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • Entertainment Available
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • TV Lounge
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Debit Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Locker
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking

    Road Directions

    We are situated ten miles north of Castle Douglas on the A713 road to Ayr. The main route through the region is the A75 Gretna to Stranraer road.

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    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by plane:- Flights to Glasgow Prestwick airport with Ryanair

    Getting there by train:- Trains into Dumfries from North and South

    Getting there by bus:- 501 Castle Douglas bus from Dumfries (exit at Castle Douglas Swimming pool), 520 Dalmellington bus from Castle Doulgas Swimming pool to us (ask the driver to drop you off at Galloway Activity Centre).

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stranraer take A75 east, take A713 north at Castle Douglas, we are 3.5 miles north of Parton.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet

    General Questions

    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    Building Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance


    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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