Walking and Cycling
As well as way marked walks, there are many areas of open walking land and beaches to attract everyone.For the more ambitious, the starting point for the Southern Upland Way is only a few miles away at Portpatrick. A visit to Glen Trool is a must with wonderful way marked walks and featuring the Seven Stanes cycle routes.
Scotland is the home of golf and we are well served with a number of courses in the area.
Portpatrick (Dunsky and Dinvin)
Wigtownshire County Golf Club
The area enjoys a temperate climate due
to the Gulf Stream and as a result we have some surprising gardens which will intrigue botanist and gardener alike.
Logan Botanic Garden - unrivalled as Scotland's most exotic garden.
Dunskey Gardens and Tea Room
Glenwhan - described as, "One of the best newly created gardens in recent times"
Castles and Museums
Stranraer or St Johns Castle is well worth a visit for the view from the top of the tower (open during the summer).
Stranraer Museum houses static displays of local history as well as a program of temporary displays throughout the year. This link also lists all the museums in Dumfries and Galloway.
Permits can be obtained from the Stranraer Sports Shop for angling on lochs and rivers.
With an abundance of quality eating places you will be spoiled for choice.
Details of local restaurants are contained in the welcome pack in each cottage.
Airports and Ferries
We are (as the crow flies) closer to Belfast than any other large shopping center. Inclusive day trips to Ireland taking in the Giants Causeway are available.
P&O Irish Sea and Stena Line have car and foot passenger routes plus day trips.
Located just north of Ayr is Prestwick Airport with internal services to London (Stansted) as well as international flights,