Traditional Music

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival

2-day celebration of traditional Scottish & Irish music.

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music Festival
Hill Walking

Newton Stewart Walking Festival

Award winning walking festival in the heart of the Galloway Hills.

Newton Stewart Walking Festival
Mountain Biking (Photograph © Forestry Commission Scotland)

Ride the 7stanes trails

2 world famous mountain bike trails are within a 15 mile radius of the hotel.

7stanes Mountain Biking at Kirroughtree
Fishing (Photograph © Forestry Commission Scotland)

Lochs and Rivers

Loch, river and sea fishing are all available within a short distance.

Bruntis Loch near Newton Stewart
Galloway Forest Park (Photograph © Forestry Commission Scotland)

Kirroughtree Visitors Centre

Forest walks, mountain bike trails and forest events throughout the year.

Kirroughtree Visitors Centre is on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park
Books & Literature (Photograph © Colin Tennant)

Wigtown Book Festival

10-day book festival in Scotland's National Book Town.

Wigtown Book Festival

Hotel Rooms

The Black Horse Hotel has a total of 9 letting rooms; 2 doubles, 3 twins and the remainder singles each with en-suite facilities. All our rooms come with shaver points and tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries and also offer comfort and value for guests wishing to explore all that Galloway has to offer.

View Rooms


Enjoy a first class meal in our popular restaurant where you'll be served the finest local produce freshly prepared by our chef.



Our popular and lively bar won the Galloway Gazette Best Bar 2014 Award and is the perfect place to enjoy a drink with friends.

Public Bar


Newton Stewart is in the heart of the Galloway Hills and you are spoilt for choice with local activities and events all within a 30 miles radius of the hotel.