The hotel sits on the Old Edinburgh Road an important trading route and droving road between Ireland and Scotland. The Glenkens was also the centre of the opposition to religious changes instigated by James I + VI. The Presbytarian view was that Christ was the head of the church and not the King, nor did they wish English style ceremony imposed upon them. The strength of their beliefs endured through four decades of murder and persecution until the 1680s.
The Ken Bridge Hotel and Rowan Cottage are ideally situated enabling you to explore the whole of Dumfries and Galloway.