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

Village Hall

  • Hill-walking & hiking
  • Cycling & mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • 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!

New Barrometer magazine (spring 2014) available here now.

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“alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” 

Email the communitycouncil@barrvillage.co.uk  with ideas, suggestions or opinions for Barr.

Local funding application forms can be found on the Community Council page.

Wake up


Barr Teas Open Easter Sunday!

20th April 1.30 – 4.30 Barr Village Hall!

Doctors’ surgery

Easter closure

51 more turbines at Hadyard Hill

Public consultation 30 April

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