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 King’s Arms bar.
The King’s Arms 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. Now serving real ale all week.
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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