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Amazed

Saw the sign for the gallery and thought this will be a pokey little place but ideal to kill 15... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Brian B
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Probably the friendliest gallery you will ever visit. We came as part of the Spring Fling this year... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Andrew D
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The Gallery at Laurieston is the home of a variety of quality Scottish arts and crafts. It is also the showcase of award winning landscape and fine art photographer Phil McMenemy.You will receive a warm welcome and be surrounded by wonderful imagery...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Woodbank House, Laurieston, Castle Douglas DG7 2PW, Scotland
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+44 1644 450235
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made a special diversion miles from our route to see the gallery - having been very impressed by images on phil's website. (hence the rating) Sadly when we got there around 11 on a monday it was closed. Worth checking before you set off.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Saw the sign for the gallery and thought this will be a pokey little place but ideal to kill 15 minutes. How wrong we were. What a gem of a place. Totally bewildered by the amazing variety of photographs, the quality and the friendliness of...More

Thank Brian B
Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hahahaha - hiya Brian and Sue The pleasure was mutual - believe me. I have yet to find anyone else yet who shares your thoughts that I look like Midge Ure - but while there is still time there is hope. Thank you for your...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Probably the friendliest gallery you will ever visit. We came as part of the Spring Fling this year because we so much enjoyed it last year. Not only is Phil incredibly welcoming, with drinks for adults and children and nibbles all around, but his photographs...More

Thank Andrew D
Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hey Andrew D Wow, thank you. i am delighted that you might review your visit and that you might also make a return visit. Thank you. My gratitude for this feedback is massive - as it kinda reassures me that I am keeping on the...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

On our way to the Kite Feeding Station with some Norwegian friends we came across this Gallery and decided to pay an unscheduled visit. Gosh so glad we did!!! Phil's warm welcome touched our hearts. What a lovely man and kind too insisting we have...More

Thank Nancy F
Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hey Nancy Apologies for the delay in responding to you!! Thanks for the review - massively appreciated. I love it when the gallery has folk in from across the globe, it show what a small world we live in that we can meet up and...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

A lovely gallery with an eclectic range of photography from classic scenes to wonderfully quirky abstracts. The gallery regularly hosts other local art work as well as the owners own photography. Complimentary tea or coffee and biscuits etc provided to all along with friendly chat...More

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Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2018

Hiya Scott Thanks for taking the time and trouble to comment on your visit here to the Gallery at Laurieston. I hope you and your family enjoyed your time in Galloway. I appreciate your visit and your commenst. Regards, as always phil

Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this gallery while exploring Loch Ken area and what a lovely way to spend an hour. We enjoyed the browsing the images but the huge added value was Phil. His warm welcome, enthusiasm to share what inspires him and discussing individual pieces...More

Thank peckrob
Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

Hiya 'peckrob' Thank you so much. Your review and time is appreciated. Thanks for the kind words regarding your visit. 'Less is More' always works for me, perhaps with the exception of talking! You'll be welcome here again in the future Regards phil

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the gallery and were touched by Phil’s warm and friendly welcome......his art work is out of this world and we were spoilt for choice with pictures. Some stunning moments captured by his camera and pictures have emotions within them! Amazing place and we’d...More

Thank Cali W
Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Hey Cali W THANK YOU so much for the fabulous review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit - your description is special & means so much to me! I guess we're all different and react differently to art but reading your review somehow...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We found this little gem by chance. Phil was so enthusiastic, knowledgeable and welcoming. His photographs are very special capturing wonderful local images around Galloway. His work has inspired my 11 year old daughter and I haven't seen my camera since! His coffee wasn't bad...More

Thank Diane B
Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Hiya Diane B Thank you so much for your review, greatly appreciated by me. 'Chance' encounters are nearly always the best, are they not? I really enjoyed meetig you and your family and thrilled that I might have sparked an interest in your daughter -...More

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Visited the gallery for the first time this year and were blown away by the quality and artistry of the photos, and by the warm welcome from the photographer. Be sure to allow enough time to really take everything in.More

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Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hiya Muriel W - thank you for the review. As a rural business I rely on folk such as yourself to help promote the gallery and my work, so I am grateful. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and the welcome - its good...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Lovely Gallery some great work done, we visited today as part of the Spring Fling, we just wanted to thank you Phil for the lovely hospitality in your Gallery, didn't receive that kind of welcome from any of the others over the weekend . I...More

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Phil M, Owner at The Gallery at Laurieston, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Good morning Diane. Thank you so much for the review, I appreciate it a lot. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit here - thank you for your courtesy and for coming to visit me. I also hope you friends and the wee dog...More

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