Gatehouse of Fleet is a town in Dumfries and Galloway, named after its location near the mouth of the Water of Fleet which empties into Wigtown Bay. Gatehouse of Fleet also held a former role as the tollbooth of the late 18th century stagecoach route from Dumfries to Stranraer, along what is now the A75.
The western approach to the town is dominated by the imposing Cardoness Castle. Gatehouse of Fleet was the birthplace of Victorian artist John Faed. The renowned inventor of clockwork mechanisms, Robert Williamson was also known to have set up a workshop here in 1778 but it burned to the ground in 1794.