Craighlaw Arms Hotel
We are a small family owned traditional village inn situated in Kirkcowan, just seven miles from Newton Stewart in the heart of the Galloway countryside.
This 200 year old former coaching inn retains many original features and offers friendly hospitality to all. We can cater for families or small parties of golfers, anglers, cyclists, ramblers, shooters or those seeking a relaxing rural break.
Fishing the rivers around Kirkcowan gives you a great opportunity to catch salmon and trout. There are two rivers which border the village, the river Tarff and the river Bladnoch. In August every year we host the annual fishing competition sponsored by Belhaven Brewery, it is always a great day enjoyed by the locals and visitors. Further away, just seven miles, the river Cree flows through Newton Stewart.
There are also some great lochs all within easy reach and the price of a permit varies. Sea fishing is also popular given that the area boasts some of the most beautiful unspoilt coastline.
The Galloway forest is well known for its miles and miles of great cycle tracks, some easy and some very challenging! Situated not far from Glentrool and Kirroughtree, both areas are included in the 7Stanes route. There is probably no better way to see this beautiful part of Scotland than by cycling whatever your standard of fitness and skill. Here at the Craighlaw Arms we welcome cyclists, we have a wash down point and stable where bikes can be stored securely. Wet clothing can also be dried.
There is an endless number of good walking routes in the local area. Many suited to those just wanting to take a leisurely stroll and many which would appeal to the more serious walker. The Galloway forest provides the opportunity to explore miles of the most beautiful scenes
We are a fully licensed inn providing a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. Bar meals and snacks are available throughout the day.