Dumfries and Galloway

A river port in Dumfries and Galloway, Palnackie is situated on a muddy estuary near the mouth of the Urr Water, 3 miles (5 km) south of Dalbeattie. Its wooden piled harbour dates from the 1850s and in the 18th and 19th centuries, before the development of railway communications, it was the port for Castle Douglas. The houses are built of local granite and immediately north is the Baronial-style Barlochan House.

Palnackie is famous for its annual flounder-tramping festival, when locals and visitors alike wade in the estuary, aiming to locate the biggest flounder - a flat fish - with their bare feet.

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