Crossing the Creed River into the Castle Grounds, you are welcomed by a life-size Lewis Chessman as you escape into near-seclusion at the Woodlands Centre. This casual cafe is all wood framing and floor-to-ceiling windows, with Gaelic poetry imprinted into the glass.
Sit outside in the sun, or lounge upstairs on the comfy couches with friends. Sandwiches, soups and tasty sweet treats are all on offer here – the scones with clotted cream and jam are something special. Pick up some local trinkets too, from the small shop at the back of the building.