The Mull of Galloway is situated in
southwest Scotland, 85 miles southwest of
Dumfries, 21 miles south of Stranraer.
The Lighthouse and Gallie Craig Coffee House
are on the furthest south point in Scotland,
now one of the top attractions in the UK.
The Mull of Galloway is as far south as
Keswick and Middlesbrough in England.
1830 - the 85ft high lighthouse was built by
Robert Stevenson, known as Stevenson Tower.
2004 - Gallie Craig cafe/restaurant
was built next to cliffs close to the
lighthouse. The cafe has exceptional views
towards Cumbria, Isle of Man and Ireland.
2013 - the Galloway Trust purchased the
lighthouse land and buildings, apart from the
tower, from the Northern Lighthouse Board. The
buildings now serve as a museum with tours to
the top of the tower giving amazing views in
The museum gives information on the
lighthouse, fog horn, machinery, and the people
that worked there. Check the website above for
the museum opening times throughout the
There are also apartments at the lighthouse
available for holidays.
By the lighthouse is the RSPB Visitor
Centre, giving information on local
wildlife such as porpoises, dolphins, Atlantic
grey seals, Minke whales, otters and many
species of birds such as Black guillemot,
Kittiwake, Peregrine, and Puffin.
By the RSPV Visitor Centre is the furthest
south point in Scotland. There are notice
boards here giving information on wildlife and
smuggling in the area.
The Isle of Man was known as a smuggler's
warehouse from the 1700s, leading to vast
amounts of whisky, beer, salt and candles being
transported from the Isle of Man to remote
areas of Galloway, so as not to pay excise
There are walks around the Mull with
incredible views, such as the one right, across
Gallie Craig to the Coffee House.
The sign at the lighthouse states: Land's
End 318 miles, Douglas Isle of Man 38 miles,
London 293 miles, Edinburgh 113 miles, John O'
Groats 285 miles, and Senegal home of the
Gannets 2,800 miles.
The Mull of Galloway is about 20 miles long
with many attractions all over. You can visit
all the attractions in one day, if you know
where you are going and don't spend too long at
The Area Click on Map shows where the
attractions are with photo pages for each
attraction and map links.
The drive down is interesting on its own,
especially the last 2 miles on the good single
lane road through the fields full of cattle,
bit like a safari.