THINGS TO DO

Places To Go

USE PORTPATRICK AS YOUR BASE. EXPLORE GALLOWAY AND FARTHER AFIELD

Eating Out

Coastal & Woodland Walks

Castles & Gardens

Places to Visit

Things to do

Eating Out

The restaurant we most recommend “CONNERS”, only a few yards from the front door. There are also a number of award winning Hotels & Bisto’s are providing lunches, evening meals, bar food, and Take-aways all within walking distance or a short drive.

Shops Around Self-Catering Accommodation In Portpatrick

In the village there is a post office and Spar grocery also a local bakers selling bread milk newspapers and basic provisions. There are also good craft and gift shops to browse around.

Coastal and Woodland Walks

Going south along the cliff path will bring you to Dunskey castle, and if you continue you will reach Morroch Bay and then Knockingham Lodge, (a Michilin starred restaurant situated on it’s own beach) which will serve you lunch.

Castles and Gardens

Thanks to the Gulf Stream the area enjoys a mild climate which has resulted in several gardens being developed here over the years, some of which feature unusual sub-tropical plants and tree ferns.

Dunskey gardens; (www.visitscotland.com)
Logan botanical gardens. (www.rbge.org.uk./the- gardens/logan}
Castle Kennedy gardens (www.castlekennedygardens.co.uk)
Ardwell gardens (www.mull­of-galloway.co.uk/attractions)
Glenwhan gardens (www.glenwhangardens.co.uk)
CULZEAN castle, garden and cliff walk is a wonderful day out. (about one and a half hours drive) (www.nts.org.uk/culzean)

The prehistory of this area stretches back several millennia and there are many prehistoric sites scattered across Galloway, chambered cairns, standing stones, evidence of early Christian monastic life, Vikings, Robert the Bruce, reformation, Covenanters, Napoleonic wars, early railways , WW1 and WW2 bases they are all here. A good starting point is the Dumfries and Galloway Council website A 1:50000 scale Ordnance Survey map shows the location of dozens of sites. Or simply search the web.

Places To Visit

USE PORTPATRICK AS YOUR BASE. EXPLORE GALLOWAY AND FARTHER AFIELD

BELFAST AND NORTHERN IRELAND.

Day trips to Belfast, the Titanic Experience, Giants Causway can be arranged through P & O (www.poferries.com/cairnryan­larne) Also Stena Line (www.stenaline.co.uk/ferries­to-ireland)
See also www.titanicbelfast.com

NATURAL WILDLIFE

The RSPB and Scottish Wildlife Trust have reserves in Galloway where you can see Eagle, osprey, kite and otter. The flora includes perennial flax and pearl borded fritillary and wild orchids, Krane, seal, cormorant and the little black and white guillemots, which nest in the harbour walls, can be seen from the apartment windows.

GALLOWAY FORREST PARK.

The Galloway Forrest Park offers three hundred square miles of wild beauty are waiting to be explored here in Britain. (www.gallowayforrestpark.com)
MULL OF GALLOWAY visit the lighthouse, RSPB reserve, museum, wonderful views and great café.

THE WHITHORN TRUST and

THE ISLE OF WHITHORN

ISLE OF WHITHORN and it’s early Christian archaeology and also ST. INIANS CAVE
Or visit Castle Douglas­ the food town, Kirkcudbright – the artists town or Wigtown ­ the book town.

www.whithorn.com  

RECREATION

GOLF : Portpatrick boasts two golf courses – Dunskey and Lagganmore both welcome visitoGOLF : Portpatrick boasts two golf courses – Dunskey and Lagganmore both welcome visitors.
There are also courses in Stranraer, Glenluce, Monreith, and also the famous Turnberry,
which is only one and a quarter hours drive away.

HORSE RIDING and PONY TRECKING : can be enjoyed at Lochnaw Home Farm.

FISHING: Charter boats are available to take parties out from the harbour by arrangement. Loch fishing can also be arranged through Dunskey estate.

THE OLD CHURCH

If you are looking for somewhere larger we would highly recommend “The Old Church” (www.theoldchurchportpatrick.co.uk) a stunning property that sleeps 12 just up the main street Portpatrick.

Location

The Light House Studio Apartment
South pier
Portpatrick
Dumfries and Galloway
DG9 8LE

 

Contact

01776 810284
01776 810979
christinecampbell@mail.com