Newton Stewart is a burgh town in the west of Dumfries and Galloway, in the county of Wigtownshire. The town lies around the River Cree, with the majority of the town situated to the west of the river.
Newton Stewart is an administrative centre for the Machars area of Dumfries and Galloway. Newton Stewart is commonly known as the "Gateway to the Galloway Hills’’, and it serves as the main market town for the east of the Wigtownshire area.
The Newton Stewart website has lots more information about the area.