The Ellangowan Hotel
The Ellangowan Hotel
- unique & characterful
Accommodation in Creetown, Dumfries & Galloway, south west Scotland.
When you've got time to let the world pass you by ... give a thought to the Ellangowan Hotel, situated in the picturesque village of Creetown on the beautiful Solway Coast, just off the main A75 Dumfries - Stranraer trunk route.
If you want a night or two away without breaking the bank, book a stay at The Ellangowan Hotel.
An outstanding building in its own right, the hotel was constructed in 1898 of local granite and, as it is one of the original tourist hotels in the south west of Scotland, is of quite unique character.
The Ellangowan Hotel offers a high standard of decor and is centrally heated throughout.
All 8 bedrooms are attractively furnished, warm and welcoming, and have the facilities which today's discerning clientele are entitled to expect.
All rooms are en-suite and have a colour television and tea/coffee making facilities.
Well-behaved dogs & children are welcome!
We cater for short breaks or longer stays, Bed & Breakfast or with dinner included.
The restaurant serves the finest Galloway meat, seafood and game, complemented by a wide choice of wines.
Ideally suited for private parties and small groups seeking privacy when dining.
The Wicker Man
The interior of the Ellangowan Hotel was used in the filming of the cult movie The Wicker Man which starred Britt Eckland (pictured behind the bar at the Ellangowan Hotel), Christopher Lee and Edward Woodward.
The Hotel is central to various locations used in the film and we can provide advice and directions to the other locations in the area..
Activity Breaks, Creetown
The Galloway region offers a wide range of bird watching for the keen ornithologist, at official Reserves and at numerous other sites in the countryside.
Creetown lies at the foot of Cairnsmore of Fleet, and is only a short distance from the Galloway Forest Park, providing a range of hill walking, forest trails for mountain biking, and dark skies for star-gazing.
Golf is also very popular here, with the Hotel being central to over 20 golf courses.
The name ‘Ellangowan’ is distinguished in origin, coming from the pen of Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s greatest ever novelists. His epic tale ‘Guy Mannering’ first published in 1815 is set in our very own Galloway region. It tells the story of Harry Bertram, the last male descendant of the Bertram dynasty and rightful heir to the ‘Ellangowan Estate’.
“Ride your ways,” said the gypsy, “ride your ways, Laird of Ellangowan. Our bairns are hingin at our weary backs – look that your braw cradle at hame be the fairer speed up”.