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 –
wigtown book town –
Bladnoch Distillery Visitor Centre –
Portpatrick Life Boat Station –

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!


Warmed by the Gulf Stream, the area enjoys a mild climate

selection of gardens from the garden association
Logan Botanic Garden – logan botanic
Castle Kennedy Gardens – castle kennedy
Ardwwell Gardens – ardwell gardens
Dunskey Gardens – dunskey gardens
Glenwhan Gardens – glenwhan gardens

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 –
portpatrick (dunskey) golf club –
stranraer golf club –
lagganmore golf club –
newton stewart golf club –

Walking around Portpatrick

There are many coastal path walks around Portpatrick, here are links to some of them:-

Southern Upland Way –
Walking Breaks –
Solway Coast Heritage Trail – download booklet (pdf)

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.

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