Kirkcudbright is a sunny ocean view town that is known for inspiring great art. It was once the home to painter and ceramicist Jessie King, and today the seaside town has become prime real estate, particularly its 17th and 18th century merchants’ houses and spacious harbor front. The town was also featured in the cult film The Wicker Man. To start exploring the town, you should begin by wandering down High Street to the Tollbooth Art Center, which houses a modern art gallery and a great audio visual presentation telling the history of Jessie King and EJ Hornel. MacLellan’s Castle was originally built in the 16th century, and nearby is the 17th century Broughton House which was once owned by artist EJ Hornel and now showcases his work.