Hotel Accommodation in Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland

Ian and Roseann Jarvie welcome you to The Kelvin House Hotel, Glenluce.

kelvin house hotelThe hotel was built circa 1770 as a fine house of the village, with comfortable, spacious rooms.
We offer quality hotel accommodation and we have built up an excellent reputation for food, and we are also noted for our real ales and selection of malt whiskies.

We hope you will come and join us to enjoy a relaxing break, away from the hustle & bustle.


Glenluce Abbey

The village of Glenluce is steeped in history and the Abbey is well worth a visit. Over 700 years ago, Cistercian monks inhabiting the Abbey founded by Roland, Lord of Galloway in 1190, created gardens and orchards said to be a wonder to behold. They are supposed to have called the area "Vallis Lucis" meaning Valley of Light, but other writers have suggested earlier roots to the Gaelic word "Leud" meaning wide. The people who possibly gave the Bay, River and the Glen its name settled on the sand dunes of the bay around 600 BC, where many flint artifacts and antiquities have been found.

Enjoy your stay here and take advantage of all the facilities the area has to offer. Take the time to reflect on previous visitors - Robert the Bruce, Medieval Pilgrims - both Royal and Commoners, and Mary Queen of Scots.

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