Local Attractions

Mull of Galloway Visitor Centre – Scotland’s most southerly point RSPB Nature Reserve Lighthouse Visitors Centre and recently opened Gallie Craig Coffee House

Creetown General Museum – Leading independent museum of its kind in the UK

Bladnoch Distillery – Bladnoch Distillery and Visitors Centre houses the most southerly distillery in Scotland

Stenaline – Why not use Portpatrick as your base and travel on a day trip to Ireland from nearby Cairnryan Port


Logan Botanic Gardens – one of the national botanic gardens of Scotland and one of the most exotic gardens in the country

Dunskey Gardens – walled and woodland gardens

Castle Kennedy Gardens – part of Stair Estates. The gardens extend to 30 hectares

Glenwhan Gardens – Gardens stand on the hill of Dunragit 6 miles south of Stranraer. 12 acres of gardens

Portpatrick/Dunskey Golf Club – Portpatrick Golf Club is situated approximately 2 minutes from The Knowe. Offering both 18 hole and 9 hole golf courses. Both courses have stunning views. Due to the temperate climate golf is played all year round. The Club is renowned for its friendly welcome to visitors

Stranraer Golf Club – The course has stunning views over the Isle of Arran and Ailsa Craig. It is a superb course

Lagganmore Golf Club – A new course laid out on agricultural land near to Portpatrick. This is an 18 hole course.

Wigtownshire County Golf Course – A true links course with 18 holes situated on the shores of the scenic Luce Bay


Ryan Centre Swimming Pool and Leisure Centre in Stranraer approximately 10 minutes away. The Ryan Centre also includes a theatre and cinema, games hall, children’s soft play area etc.

Curling – During the winter months curling can be played at the North West Castle Hotel in Stranraer.

The Southern Upland Way – Portpatrick is the starting point for the 214 mile coast to coast walk

Castle and Houses

Kirkmadrine early Christian stones – Situation of the oldest Christian site on the rhins of Galloway with a church established as early as the 5th century.

Glen Luce Abbey – Stunning property founded around 1192 with an exhibition of objects excavated on site