With a policy of low pricing and accessibility for all, the Citizens Theatre has always been Glasgow's true community venue. It actively encourages and educates people to come back to the theater, offering a wide-ranging program of classics and new plays, although they generally take the summer off. The main theater is a beautiful Victorian auditorium, built in 1878 and seating approximately 600. Two smaller studio theaters were created in 1992. The resident theater company, The Citizens' Company, was formed in 1943 and has since gained a reputation for taking a challenging approach in an individual style. You are always welcome and dress code is not an issue. Keep your eyes peeled for ghostly apparitions as the theater is said to be haunted by a green lady, a manager who leapt to her death from the upper circle.
Located in Kirkcudbright, the Stewartry Museum traces the natural and human history of Stewartry. It has an impressive collection of artifacts and photographic archives from the eighteenth and the nineteenth century.
The Broughton House and Garden was home to the famous artist E A Hornel has now become one of the main tourist attractions in the city. The house belonging to the 18th Century era now showcases various works of art by established as well as up coming artists in Scotland. The main objective here is to promote Scottish art and there are various events and activities held here with the same purpose. Blooming with various exotic trees and plants, the garden is perfect for a quiet stroll. If you are an art lover then the Broughton House and Garden is the best place for you to visit. For further information do visit their website.
Located in Kirkcudbright, the Tolbooth Art Center traces the history of artists in the city. It has an audio visual show which tells the story of the Kirkcudbright Artists Colony which was formed in 1880. Apart from this, there are exhibits of paintings, photography, arts and crafts.
Lying to the extreme southern end, Cairnsmore of Fleet is a mesmerizing hill offer splendid vistas of Solway and the beautiful Cree Estuary. Though considered to be one of the wildest, it remains amazingly approachable which makes it a popular haunt among walkers. The hillwalk is decently downright and can be easily covered by walkers. The vegetation that grows at the foot of the hill creates a lovely collage of colors. On the walking route, you can also see red deer, peregrine falcon, feral goats and black grouse.
Built for the sixth Earl of Galloway, Lord Garlies, Galloway House was constructed in the year 1740. John Douglas, a noted architect, designed the structure and the mansion was extended in the year 1841 to the designs of William Burn, a Edinburgh-based architect. The house gardens provide an excellent collage of charming woodland and garden walks set in a fascinating landscape where various unique plants including shrubs, wild flowers thrive alongside ancient trees.
At the centre of the Galloway Hills found in the Southern Uplands of Scotland stands the hill of Craignaw. The rocky granite hill is unusual in its area because of its peculiarly rocky and steep summit. Part of its northern terrain is called 'Deil's Bowlin' Green' which consists of granite slabs sprinkled at random with round boulders of granite. This natural phenomenon is believed to be the result of a glacial transformation, possibly glacial erratics. Towards the west of the summit stands a memorial dedicated to the two US Airforce pilots who were flying the F-111E Aardvark that crashed here on December 19, 1979. Aircraft debris are still found around the site. The hill is popular for trekking, rock-climbing and especially for ice climbing.