Our History

The Star Hotel is a small family-run hotel in the village of Twynholm in the heart of Galloway within the County of Dumfries and Galloway.

Early Days of Star Hotel Twynholm

Formerly an old coaching inn built in 1785 and known then as 'The Pend' (an old Scots word Meaning ‘close’ or ‘alleyway’), the Star Hotel at Twynholm has been renowned for over two centuries for its hospitality, accommodation and good quality meals.

Twynholm is the birthplace of David Coulthard who has become the highest British Points scorer of all time! The Coulthard museum, located next to the hotel, has an impressive collection of cars, trophies and racing paraphenalia.

Over the years many famous people have visited the Star Hotel, including; Wilfred Pickles (radio broadcaster), Violet Carson (Ena Sharples in Coronation Street), James Robertson Justice (actor), Gary Lineker (TV presenter and former England football international), Liz Dawn (Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street), Murray Walker (former F1 commentator), and Jackie Stewart (three times F1 world champion).


Star Hotel Twynholm over the Years


Star Hotel Twynholm Today

The Star Hotel is a small family-run hotel in the village of Twynholm in the heart of Galloway within the County of Dumfries and Galloway. We are committted to ensuring you receive a warm welcome and your visit is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Our en-suite rooms are in an annex at the rear of the building, with their own entrance & level access

Set in beautiful and historic Scotland amidst unspoiled countryside and many historic attractions, you are not far from the Galloway Hills and Glens and the beautiful Galloway coastline.

We are proud of our continuing development and have a great home cooked menu using as much local produce as we can. We also ensure that with only a few exceptions, our menu is 'Gluten Free' and we can cater for all diets, just give us a call. See Our Food pages for more information.