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 and a warm fire when there’s a chill in the air. 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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Email the firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas, suggestions or opinions for Barr.
Local funding application forms can be found on the Community Council page.
The Barr Gallery will be open 10 – 5 this weekend
Public consultation 30 April
Try our loaves and pizzas, hand baked on the premises
Barr Mosaic gets great coverage from the BBC…