Known locally as ‘the Barr’, this beautiful conservation village nestles amid the Carrick hills beside the converging Rivers Stinchar and Gregg.
Surrounded by beautiful scenery and away from the beaten track, Barr offers a haven for wildlife and a welcome retreat to those seeking to unwind. Click here for the Barr Trails map
Barr’s past is peppered with tall tales and colourful characters. A drovers’ route, remote and secluded, the Stinchar valley endeared itself to rogues and smugglers for centuries and still offers a warm welcome to today’s visitors seeking a more innocent form of escape!
Continuing its long tradition of great hospitality, the Barr is perfectly placed as a base for the many local adventure activities such as
- Hill-walking & hiking
- Cycling & mountain biking
- Paragliding, Diving, Kayaking
The Barr is a welcome antidote to everyday stress and has always attracted artists, writers and photographers among its appreciative visitors. Musicians too find a ready audience in the Kings Arms bar.
The Kings Arms (under new management) provides home comforts, a warm fire when there’s a chill in the air and a fine choice of malts for the ‘craic’! Active visitors can unwind and ease their weary bones in good company. The Public Bar re-opened on the 19th July with food served again from 6th September.
The environment can be wild and challenging, yet rich in diversity with flora and fauna to delight the naturalist, a haven for wildlife. You may even find the rare butterfly orchid if you tread carefully!
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