Visitor Information

This is your one stop shop for finding suitable accommodation for your visit to Moniaive.

There’s a choice of hotels and self catering. We do not have a permanent Camp site but there is a temporary one during festival weekends.

There is an information board in the car park listing places of interest, local walks and landmarks located in the village car park and picnic area.

Once you’ve arranged your accommodation have a look at the options for eating, drinking and shopping.

“I’ve just returned home from an autumn break in Moniaive with my dad.  We stayed in a cottage in Moniaive and had a lovely week. The village is quaint and idyllic. The people were friendly and the area picturesque. The weather stayed fine so we were able to get out and see the surrounding area. It gets a big thumbs up from me and I would definitely consider going back there again”. – K. Wilson

Useful Information

Moniaive Post Office Opening Hours

Located in Watson’s Grocers on the High Street. Post Box just opposite next to the cherry tree.

Mon 9am – 1pm
Wed 9am – 1pm
Fri 9am – 1pm
Sat 9am – 1pm

Watson’s Licensed Grocers

High Street at the Market Cross.
Opening hours:
7am-8pm Monday to Friday
7.30-8pm Saturday
9am-5pm Sunday (including Sunday papers).
Lottery outlet. Note no liquor sold before 10am daily and 12 noon Sunday.

GlenWhisk Cafe & Bistro

Attached to the George Hotel. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am until 5pm. Evening Bistro nights advertised on website.

Moniaive Eateries on Trip Advisor

George Hotel

01848 200203

Craigdarroch Arms Hotel and Restaurant

01848 200205

Piccola Italia ristorante/pizzeria

In the High Street. Serves pizza and pasta and an a la carte menu of meditteranean style dishes from local produce. 01848 200400

Petrol Station and Garage

High Street opposite the George Hotel and beside the Dalwhat Bridge. Open Mon –  Sat 7am  – 6pm.

Public Toilets

Situated in Ayr Street, just past the Mercat Cross and opposite the Tower House. Ladies, Gents and Disabled.


There is a car park and picnic area beside the river at the foot of Dunregan Brae. Entering the village from the east turn right just before crossing the bridge then left into the car park. From the west continue along High Street, cross the bridge turn left then left again. From the south turn right into High Street, cross the bridge turn left then left again.

Tourist information

There is a tourist information board in the car park. Leaflets are also available in the Green Tea House and The Craigdarroch Arms.
Other travel info including a map.

Phone box and post box

Located in centre of village under cherry tree seating area opposite the Cross.

Bus stop

Next to the Market Cross. Timetable details.

How to get to Striding Arches

Head along North Street (from the Market cross head towards the Tower House then turn right.) Continue along here for just under seven miles to reach Cairnhead. The single track paved road gives way eventually to a forest road but is still suitable for cars. Please watch for red squirrels when travelling this road.

St Ninian’s Church

This is situated in North Street not far from the Tower House.
Glencairn Parish Church: In the hamlet of Kirkland, 1.87 miles outside of Moniaive on the A702 to Dumfries.
Cemetery: In Kirkland at Glencarin Parish Church.

Doctors Surgery

Surgeries at Moniaive: Rosevale, Chapel Street 01848 200244, Dunscore: Kirkgate 01387 820266 and Dumfries: 7 Buccleuch St  01387 262012.
Times: Mon-Wed & Fri: MONIAIVE: 9-10.15am and 4.45-5.45pm
DUNSCORE 9-10.15am and 3.45-5.45pm
DUMFRIES 11-1pm.
Thursday: MONIAIVE: 9-10.15am; DUNSCORE 9-10.15am and 3.45-5.45pm; DUMFRIES 11-1pm.

Macara Park

Football pitch and play area. Dogs must be kept on a lead. Entrances on Ayr Street, Park Road and Sawmill Green. Site of Annual Gala Day and other events.

Bottom Park

Football pitch. Entrance off Duneggan at start of village. Location of John Corrie Wildlife garden and bridge over Cairn to the old station yard and school giving a circular riverside walk round the village. Site of new geodial (outdoor classroom) and site of annual bonfire.


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