Port of Stranraer

About Stranraer, Guide and Tourist Attractions
(Stranraer, Wigtownshire, Scotland, UK)

Stranraer is a picturesque town with a charming harbour. It is situated at the head of loch Ryan and consists of many houses with beautiful colourful frontages. It is truly a unique scene.

Stranraer is southwest Scotland's largest town and is best known for its main ferry port linking Scotland and Northern Ireland.

What to do in Stranraer

Stranraer is situated in the southwest tip of Scotland and is the largest town in the area. This area of Scotland is home to several interesting towns which are all worth a visit.

On the west coast of The Rhins, you will find Portpatrick. This attractive town also has a beautiful harbour, good pubs, restaurants and a range of accommodation options. Drummore can be found north of The Mull of Galloway. This small port boasts an impressive lighthouse and is Scotland's most southern point. Glenluce is situated east from Stranraer and is a lively market town where the remains of Glenluce Abbey can be found.

Tourist Attractions

Stranraer's main attraction is the Castle of St John. The castle is situated in the centre of town and was built in 1511. It was originally built at the head of Loch Ryan, behind the wide beach. The town itself is lively and the people are incredibly friendly.

Stranraer also provides a gateway to The Rhins of Galloway. From here, roads run to Leswalt in the north and to Drummore in the south. You will not be short of attractions to see and may need more time to fit them all in.

Stranraer Port

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