Dating to 1796, this incredible Georgian mansion was built by James Murray, and descendants of his continued to live there until 1933, when Cally Palace was sold to the Forestry Commission. It has been a hotel since 1934. Cally Palace sits in more than 150 acres of Fleet Forest.
Where is Cally Palace Hotel located?
It's said that James Murray's decision to build Cally Palace as a summer residence led in large part to the development of Gatehouse of Fleet. Following Cally's development, industry flourished in the town, especially the cotton mills. The town's name comes from its proximity to the Water of Fleet, and its historical role as the ‘Gait House' for the stagecoaches travelling between Dumfries and Stranraer, with many travellers choosing the safety of this stop, rather than risking night time journeys, due to the highwaymen operating in the area.
What cuisine is on offer at Cally Palace Hotel?
Cuisine at Cally Palace includes modern British & French dishes, with a selection of fine wines also on offer.
What is the signature dish at Cally Palace Hotel?
Menus change every day at Cally Palace, and dishes reflect the quality of local Scottish produce. With four-course dinners served in a stylish dining room, guests return time and again.
What makes a meal at Cally Palace Hotel unique?
The old part of the dining room has a glorious ceiling restored by the current owners, and a pianist plays each evening.