Things to do and see in and around Portpatrick
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Portpatrick – on the doorstep
Portpatrick is one of the most attractive coastal villages in Scotland. It is charming, interesting, beautiful and has something for everyone. Portpatrick has much to offer the visitor; friendly restaurants and bars, stunning sunsets, angling, boat charters, local-stocked shops, cliff top walks, two golf courses. The nearby Dunskey Gardens will delight the horticulturist with its walled garden, woods & tearoom. The Southern Upland Way also starts & ends at Portpatrick.
Places of Interest
The Mull of Galloway is Scotlands most southerly point where you can see Puffins nesting in the cliffs. And take adventurous cliff hugging walks around the peninsula – www.mull-of-galloway.co.uk
wigtown book town – www.wigtown-booktown.co.uk
Bladnoch Distillery Visitor Centre – www.bladnoch.co.uk
Portpatrick Life Boat Station – www.portpatricklifeboat.co.uk
No queues in Galloway !
Dumfries and Galloway can be enjoyed either on foot, by bicycle or by car, there are some lovely walks around the varied coastline and when the tide is out you can walk across the sandy dunes. If you drive you will enjoy the ambling by-ways and quiet back roads. You will be surprised at the lack of queues and traffic jams!
Fine Eating Out
There are some wonderful restaurants and hotels that offer quality dining. As this is a coastal region a lot of the best local dishes are made of the fresh fish caught locally.
7 Stanes – Mountain Biking Heaven
Helensdale is located at the west of Dumfries and Galloway and as it has many quiet roads for cycling, however if you need to get your blood pumping, there are the 7 Stanes. Scotland premier mountain biking routes. Each route has 3 versions for the easy, medium and hard rides. Your bikes will be safe in our garage at the side.
Castles and History
Dunskey Castle is one of the fine ancient buildings in this area of South West Scotland, there is a fantastic walk along the cliffs from this Castle into the bustling harbour of Portpatrick. – dunskey castle
Glenluce Abbey – glenluce abbey
Kirkmadrine early christian stones – kirkmadrine
We have 30 golf courses in Dumfries and Galloway
Here are some of the local courses :-
wigtownshire county golf club – www.wigtownshiregolfclub.com
portpatrick (dunskey) golf club – www.portpatrickgolfclub.com
stranraer golf club – www.stranraergolfclub.net
lagganmore golf club – www.lagganmorefolf.co.uk
newton stewart golf club – www.newtonstewartgolfclub.com
Old Portpatrick Church and Churchyard
Search headstone inscriptions from Portpatrick Old Churchyard, St Patrick Street, Portpatrick, including photographs of each headstone, interactive map of the church yard and interesting history including details of shipwrecks near Portpatrick harbour in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.