Shambellie House

Shambellie House is a creative centre delivering a year round programme of arts, heritage and wellbeing courses, activities and events.

About Shambellie House

Shambellie House lies eight miles from Dumfries on the edge of the village of New Abbey. This pretty village holds a wealth of history including the ruined Sweetheart Abbey and the New Abbey Corn Mill. It was built in the Scottish Baronial style during the 19th century for the Stewart family who have been connected with New Abbey for hundreds of years. Set on a raised bank in the Shambellie woods it has panoramic views across to the Solway coast and the magnificent hill of Criffel. Surrounded by ancient woodland, Shambellie has some great walks and trails to help you observe its rich ecosystem.

In April 2022 Shambellie House opened as a creative centre for arts, heritage and wellbeing courses, workshops and events. The programme is delivered by experienced tutors eager to share their knowledge and skills. All courses benefit from the wonderful location and Shambellie’s retreat-like nature, with stunning views, glorious grounds and an abundance of flora and fauna which can’t fail to inspire. You can unleash your creative potential with courses in art, textiles, photography, writing and storytelling, or relax with some yoga, dance or pilates. The programme runs year round and new courses are being added all the time.

Shambellie House is an ideal location for journeys of discovery and imagination whatever your age. Throughout the year an exciting programme of tours, trails, talks, concerts, exhibitions and family friendly workshops and events will inspire you. It is the ideal place to relax, learn and enjoy.

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