Kirkcudbright Town Trail

Walking Route

Kirkcudbright Town Trail


A short but interesting walk around the scenic harbour town of Kirkcudbright. It passes some of the town’s most historic sites including the 16th century MacLellan’s Castle and the town’s Tolbooth and Sheriff Court House.

There also some fantastic cultural stops, such as the Kirkcudbright Galleries and The Stewartry Museum.

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What you'll see

Moat Brae, Greyfriars Church and Harbour Cottage Gallery - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

The low grass mound is the Moat Brae, hinting of a medieval castle which may have stood on it. Greyfriars church now stands here.

MacLellans Castle - Kirkcudbright


The grey mass of MacLellans Castle dominates the town as did its builders in their time. Standing before it, is the smaller, but equally powerful,…

Broughton House and Garden - Kirkcudbright

Visitor Attractions

The pink building set back from the High Street, is Broughton House, built in the 1730s. E A Hornel, the most famous of the Kirkcudbright’s…

Greengate - Kirkcudbright

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

Along from Broughton House, Greengate was the home of Jessie M King and E A Taylor, significant artists in the history of Kirkcudbright’s artistic community.

Tolbooth Art Centre - Kirkcudbright

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Museums & Exhibitions

The Tolbooth Art Centre presents visitors with stories and artefacts from the Tolbooths’ history and hosts exhibitions of local artists' work.

Sheriff Court House and Prison - Kirkcudbright

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

The tall castellated building on the High Street, is the former court house, built in 1868. The tower behind it is the prison, built in…

The Meikle Yett and the Selkirk Arms Hotel - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

The site of the Meikle Yett (the great gate) marks the landward limit of the town in the medieval period. The Selkirk Arms Hotel nearby…

The Stewartry Museum - Kirkcudbright

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues, Museums & Exhibitions

The Stewartry Museum in St. Mary Street was built in 1892 and still serves to house and display collections relating to the human and natural…

St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

St. Cuthbert’s Parish Church, built in 1838, is the latest to be dedicated to the 7th century Northumbrian saint who gave the town its name.

Kirkcudbright Galleries - Kirkcudbright

Art Galleries

Kirkcudbright Galleries, opened in 2018, is the result of a successful project to convert the former Victorian Town Hall into a 21st century art gallery.

The Selkirk Memorial and Crossroads - Kirkcudbright

History & Heritage

The granite cross near the corner of the Parish Church grounds and overlooking the St Cuthbert/St Mary Street crossroads commemorates the 6th Earl of Selkirk.

Kirkcudbright Harbour and Harbour Square - Kirkcudbright

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues

Harbour Square lies over a tidal creek which flowed into the River Dee. Now the main car park st Kirkcudbright harbour is home to a…