Muirhead Guest House

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

PORTPATRICK:
Evening meals & lunches available at a selection of cafes & hotel bars.
Lighthouse Pottery & gift shop.
Lifeboat station with exhibition.

GOLF COURSES within easy reach:
Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club - 18-hole links and 9-hole parkland courses.
Lagganmore Golf Course (2 miles) - a challenging 18-hole course.
Stranraer Golf Club (9 miles) - 18-hole championship coastal parkland course.
Wigtownshire County Golf Club (16 miles) - 18-hole links course beside Luce Bay at Glenluce.
Championship golf courses at Turnberry are a 40-mile scenic drive up the coast.

WALKING:
The Southern Upland Way, 212-mile, long-distance footpath across the south of Scotland to Cockburnspath, starts from Portpatrick.
Coastal walks to Dunskey Castle, Killantringan Lighthouse etc.
Hill walking in Galloway Forest Park.

CYCLING:
Numerous Cycle routes on quiet roads & byways, and challenging off-road tracks.

FISHING:
Sea angling trips from the harbour.
Loch-fishing at Dunskey Estate.

BIRD-WATCHING:
Mull of Galloway - RSPB Reserve at the most southerly point in Scotland with Visitor Centre.
Wood of Cree Nature Reserve in ancient woodland to the north of Newton Stewart.
Wigtown Bay Reserve - estuary habitat with migratory birds, guided walks, hides.

In this unspoilt rural area, there is also an abundance of wildlife including goats, deer, red squirrels & otters.

GARDENS:
Dunskey Walled Garden & Woodland Walk - recently restored garden & greenhouses, tearoom & plant sales.
Logan Botanic Garden - exotic plants, shop, cafe & Discovery Centre.
Ardwell Gardens - woodland & pond walks
Glenwhan - 12-acre hillside transformation, sea views, lakes, exotic flora, plant sales & tearoom.
Castle Kennedy - landscaped, with ponds, ruined castle, plant sales, tearoom.

STRANRAER: (8 miles)
Ryan Leisure Centre - swimming pool with flume, theatre, health suite, sports activities.
Museum - local history
Agnew Park - boating lake, crazy golf, gardens, cafe.
Shopping

FURTHER AFIELD:
Day-trips to Ireland from Stranraer - high-speed ferries to Belfast & Larne. Stena Line / P & O
Wigtown - Scotland's National Booktown
Culzean Castle & Country Park.

Portpatrick golf course, village & harbour from the air

Aerial view of Portpatrick & Golf Course

 

Lighthouse Pottery, Portpatrick

Lighthouse Pottery

 

Portpatrick Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat Station

 

Portpatrick lighthouse and harbour Dumfries & Galloway

Harbour & Lighthouse

 

Glenwhan Gardens, Dunragit, Stranraer

Glenwhan Gardens

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