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  • Stoneykirk
    surely it refers to the village kirk stoney church Other writers agree with the church reference but that it may come from St Stephen s Kirk The original church was built sometime between the 12th and 14th centuries The church was rebuilt in 1827 and still stands today though has been unused since 1988 The tower holds a bell featuring the Glasgow coat of arms and was made by a Dutchman in the mid 1600s Just a hundred yards down the A716 from Stoneykirk you may notice the remains of an old windmill dating from 1900 Nearby Places to Visit West Freugh RAF Station probably not a good place to visit but I thought I would point it out so you could avoid it Aircraft operating from the base carry out bombing practise in Luce Bay notice the danger area on your OS map top Can you help improve the information on this site If you have any suggestions for things that you think should be included on this page please let us know at webmaster visitstranraerandtherhins co uk Home About The Rhins Towns Villages Ardwell Cairnryan Castle Kennedy Drummore Dunragit Kirkcolm Leswalt Port Logan Portpatrick Sandhead Stoneykirk Stranraer Accommodation

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  • Stranraer
    when the official ferry service to Belfast in Northern Ireland began In 1863 the east pier was constructed and Stranraer was designated as the Royal Mail office for Ireland In 1872 the ferries to Ireland changed their destination to Larne whereas today the ferries go to Belfast again Stranraer and nearby Kirkcolm played an important role in the war with Winston Churchill himself taking a trip in a Boeing flying boat from Stranraer to the USA in 1942 Flying boats were stationed at Kirkcolm and the Supermarine Stranraer was named after the town Now no longer a port after Stena Line moved their ferry services closer to the mouth of Loch Ryan near Cairnryan in 2011 the town has been planning a redevelopment for the past few years Don t Miss This in Stranraer Castle of St John Currently under renovation until 2010 this is now a museum of the building s past though the tower has been used as a military fort a prison the cells were last used in 1907 a court and even a home The castle was built by the Adair family in the early 1500s Make sure you climb to the top of the tower onto the roof former prison exercise yard where you can see spectacular views over the town and Loch Ryan Also look out for the fountain by the side of the castle green this used to stand outside the old town hall see below and celebrates Queen Victoria s Diamond Jubilee Stranraer Museum once the town hall built in 1776 but now hosts exhibits from Wigtownshire s past including displays on polar explorers Sir John Ross who lived in the North West Castle now a hotel and nephew James Clark Ross There are different exhibitions throughout the year on the upper floor so it s worth checking back regularly Stranraer Town Trail You can pick up a leaflet for this walk around Stranraer from the Tourist Information centre The trail takes you round some of Stranraer s most historic and interesting buildings Look out for the blue information plaques on walls along the way Loch Ryan Coastal Path As suggested by the name this footpath established by the Rotary Club of Stranraer takes you right along the coast of the unique sea loch of Loch Ryan eventually meeting up with the Ayrshire Coast Path if you re up for a long walk North West Castle Hotel this was just the North West Castle until it was turned into a hotel It was the home of arctic explorer Sir John Ross for whom the castle was built in 1820 Close by is the Garden of Friendship which dates from the 1920s and was featured on the BBC s Beechgrove Garden for a much needed upgrade Agnew Park park by the shore front with miniature railway paddle boats adventure playground go carts and island Memorial to the Princess Victoria ferry that sank in 1953 Ryan Centre Leisure centre cinema and theatre all rolled

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  • Portpatrick Hotels in Dumfries and Galloway near Stranraer
    2 5 miles outside Stranraer on Southern Upland Way Ideal for walkers dogs welcome Fishing close by on reservoir Lovely base for visiting Rhins and Galloway Forest Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Stranraer Leswalt Fernhill Hotel Hotels Portpatrick DG9 8TD 01776 810220 location map Overlooks Portpatrick harbour with views of Northern Ireland Top class restaurant serving fresh seafood Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Portpatrick The Waterfront Hotel and Bistro Hotels North Crescent Portpatrick DG9 8SX 01776 810800 location map Harbourside spot in Portpatrick with views over the Irish sea Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Portpatrick The Knowe B Bs and Guest Houses 1 North Cresent Portpatrick DG9 8SX 01776 810441 location map Family run guest house very close to Portpatrick harbour with private garden and parking Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Portpatrick Rickwood House Hotel B Bs and Guest Houses Heugh Road Portpatrick DG9 8TD 01776 810270 location map Family run guest house overlooking Portpatrick village and situated right by the Dunskey golf course Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Portpatrick Braefield Guest House B Bs and Guest Houses Portpatrick DG9 8TA 01776 810255 location map Character guest house close to the village s amenities Car park Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Portpatrick Dunskey Guest House B Bs and Guest Houses Heugh Road Portpatrick DG9 8TD 01776 810222 location map Guest house next to Dunskey Golf Course set in it s own grounds Car park No pets are allowed Near to Portpatrick Ard Choille B Bs and Guest Houses 1 Blair Terrace Portpatrick DG9 8SY 01776 810313 location map

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  • Portpatrick Hotels in Dumfries and Galloway near Stranraer
    complete with swimming pool and curling rink Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Stranraer Leswalt Castle Kennedy Harbour Guest House B Bs and Guest Houses 11 Market Street Stranraer DG9 7RF 01776 704626 location map Overlooks Stranraer harbour Close to ferry port and town centre No pets are allowed Near to Stranraer Leswalt Castle Kennedy The Ivy House B Bs and Guest Houses 3 Ivy Place London Road Stranraer DG9 8ER 01776 703199 location map B B overlooking Stranraer harbour within walking distance of town centre and ferry port Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Stranraer Leswalt Castle Kennedy Glenotter B Bs and Guest Houses Leswalt Road Stranraer DG9 0EP 01776 703199 location map Bed and breakfast away from town centre with private garden and car park No pets are allowed Near to Stranraer Leswalt Kildonan B Bs and Guest Houses Lochview Road Stranraer DG9 8HP location map Bed and breakfast with views over Loch Ryan at the edge of the town of Stranraer No pets are allowed Near to Stranraer Leswalt Abonny House B Bs and Guest Houses 10 Academy Street Stranraer DG9 7DR location map Family run bed and breakfast close to local amenities Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Stranraer Leswalt Castle Kennedy Balyett B B B Bs and Guest Houses Cairnryan Road Stranraer DG9 8QL location map Located between Stranraer and Cairnryan set back from the main road with large garden overlooking Loch Ryan Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Stranraer Castle Kennedy Cairnryan Cross Haven Guest House B Bs and Guest Houses Lewis Street Stranraer DG9 7AL 01776 700598 location map Close to local amenities Former convent Obedient pets are welcome

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  • Portpatrick Hotels in Dumfries and Galloway near Stranraer
    Self Catering Other Within 5 miles of Any Ardwell Cairnryan Castle Kennedy Drummore Dunragit Kirkcolm Leswalt Port Logan Portpatrick Sandhead Stoneykirk Stranraer Pets allowed No Preference Yes No Containing text Results 31 to 36 of a total 36 Tigh Na Mara Hotel Hotels Main Street Sandhead DG9 9JF location map Hotel looking out over the bay at Sandhead Restaurant serving good food Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary Near to Ardwell Sandhead Stoneykirk Blue Peter Hotel Hotels 23 Main Street Kirkcolm DG9 0NL location map Family run Inn with good food and red squirrels visiting the garden No pets are allowed Near to Leswalt Kirkcolm Barnhills B Bs and Guest Houses Kirkcolm DG9 0QG location map Bed and breakfast with views out towards Ireland No pets are allowed Near to Leswalt Kirkcolm East Challoch Farmhouse B Bs and Guest Houses Dunragit DG9 8PY location map Bed and breakfast overlooking Luce Bay No pets are allowed Near to Castle Kennedy Dunragit The Homestead B Bs and Guest Houses Cairnryan DG9 8QX location map Guest house set in beautiful scenery with easy access to P O Irish ferries Obedient pets are welcome although prior arrangement may be necessary

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  • Scottish Tourist Visitor Attractions Scotland
    Woodlands Nature Reserves Walks Address Leswalt DG9 location map Website http www leswaltwetlandgarden org uk Admission Free Aldouran Glen consists of a wetland area with ponds a boardwalk over marshland and a bird hide as well as the woodland owned by the Woodland Trust There is a circular walk that can be completed through the woodland up the hill with magnificent views on the way down to village Near to Stranraer Leswalt Kirkcolm Ardwell Bay Castles Historic Sites Beaches Rocky Shores Walks Address Ardwell DG9 location map Admission Free On the opposite side of the Rhins to Ardwell itself is this hidden gem of a bay sandy with rock pools There is also a walk to Doon Broch an early fort built between 100 BC and 200 AD Near to Ardwell Sandhead Port Logan Ardwell House and Gardens Gardens Address Ardwell DG9 9LY location map Telephone 01776 860227 Admission There is a charge for this attraction A walled garden hawthorn avenues and woodland walks grace this beautiful garden The garden surrounds Ardwell House dating back to 1720 and there are fantastic views across Luce Bay to the Machars Near to Ardwell Sandhead Port Logan Castle Kennedy Gardens Gardens Castles Historic Sites Lochs Reservoirs Address Castle Kennedy DG9 8SJ location map Telephone 01776 702024 Email info castlekennedygardens co uk Website http www castlekennedygardens co uk Admission There is a charge for visiting this attraction See website for details The gardens surround the ruined castle of Castle Kennedy and Lochinch Castle the current home of the Stair family Huge rhododendrons dominate the garden as well as exotic palm trees There are two lochs within the grounds which provide a home for geese swans and ducks Near to Stranraer Castle Kennedy Dunragit Stoneykirk Castle of St John Museums Visitor Centres Castles Historic Sites

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  • Scottish Tourist Visitor Attractions Scotland
    Cinemas Theatres 1 Gardens 6 Leisure Centres 1 Lochs Reservoirs 6 Museums Visitor Centres 3 Parks 1 Putting Greens 1 Walks 12 Woodlands Nature Reserves 4 Results 1 to 1 of a total 1 for Aquariums Logan Fish Pond Beaches Rocky Shores Aquariums Address Port Logan DG9 location map Website http www myspace com loganfishpond Admission Yes Victorian fish pond originally used as a larder for the local estate but

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  • Scottish Tourist Visitor Attractions Scotland
    the Stena and P O ferries travel from the mouth of Loch Ryan over towards Ireland The Lighthouse is 26 metres high and was built in 1815 by lighthouse engineer Robert Stephenson Corsewall Lighthouse is now a hotel and restaurant This SSSI is a great place for watching grey seals and gannets diving Near to Kirkcolm Drummore Bay Beaches Rocky Shores Address Shore Street Drummore DG9 location map Admission Free Drummore has a pleasant sandy beach which is regularly raked and kept clean It also boasts views across Luce Bay Near to Drummore Dunskey Castle Castles Historic Sites Beaches Rocky Shores Address Portpatrick DG9 9AA location map Admission Free Ruined castle on the cliff edge only accessible via a signposted path at the Southern end of Portpatrick The castle is fenced off but is still well worth a look Near to Portpatrick Finnarts Bay Castles Historic Sites Beaches Rocky Shores Address Cairnryan DG9 location map Admission Free A mostly pebbly beach with some sand and large rocks sculpted by the sea Remains of WWII activity Near to Cairnryan Galdenoch Castle Salt Pans Bay Castles Historic Sites Beaches Rocky Shores Walks Address Leswalt DG9 location map Admission Free If you have an OS map of the area will notice a P sign right by the 16th century Galdenoch Castle if you park here you can have a look at the ruined tower and then walk down to the shore On your way to Salt Pans Bay you will pass a small loch which often has geese and ducks on You will also pass through the breeding ground of Red Deer so is probably best avoided during the rutting season Salt Pans itself is an SSSI protected sandy bay overlooked by an Iron Age fort and towering rocks Near to Leswalt Killantringan

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