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Beautiful Setting

Beautiful Setting

Amazing views, wonderful wildlife and great sports.

Portpatrick is a stunningly attractive village wrapped around a fascinating harbour in the far western reaches of Dumfries and Galloway. The village is located about 8 miles south of the port town of Stranraer, nearly as far west as you can go in Southern Scotland and nearly as far south as you can go in Western Scotland.

Portpatrick's origins stretch back some 500 years and the ruins of Dunskey Castle, dating from the early 16th century, can be seen just south of the village. Portpatrick was an important port for the short crossing to Ireland. Later still, as ships got larger, the better-sheltered Stranraer became the main port. Today Portpatrick attracts visitors for its beautiful setting, great views and world-class walks.

Great Walks

Great Walks

Discover world-class walking including the Southern Upland Way.

Portpatrick is a paradise for nature-lovers and something of a mecca for keen walkers. There are numerous routes for walkers of all abilities to follow including the famous Southern Upland Way - Scotland’s 212 mile coast to coast odyssey.

The route of the Southern Upland Way starts very near to the hotel in Portpatrick and even if you aren’t tackling the whole challenge, you can enjoy the first section of this famous challenge. The walk is a moderate 13.5 miles to Castle Kenney and will reward you with varied scenery including spectacular cliffs, a beautiful beach and views of both the Mull of Kintyre and the Mull of Galway on a clear day.


World Class Golf

World Class Golf

Enjoy a round or two of golf in a breathtaking setting.

The Portpatrick apartments offer the perfect base for a golfing break in southern Scotland.

Portpatrick Golf course is just a 5 minute walk from the apartments and includes Dunskey Course, described by Golf World as “The best holiday course in the south of Scotland.”

Stranraer Golf Course is just 30 minutes by car. Designed by James Braid and with stunning views, it's a must for golfers of any handicap.

Wigtownshire County Golf Club is a true links course on the shores of Luce Bay and a test for any ability!

En route why not pay a visit to St Medan, Southerness, Sloth or even Turnberry?

Upcoming Events

Discover what's happening in and around Portpatrick to make the most of your stay.

  • Portpatrick Lifeboat Week

    Portpatrick Lifeboat Week

    2nd to 9th August 2015

    An annual highlight in Portpatrick with fun events for all the family and supports the RNLI.

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    Wigtown Book Festival

    Wigtown Book Festival

    25th september - 4th October

    A 10-day literary celebration in Scotland's national book town. Sponsored by The Telegraph.

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  • Lochinch Castle Christmas Fair

    Lochinch Castle Christmas Fair

    6th to 7th November 2015

    Find that special Christmas gift at a unique Christmas Fair in the stunning surroundings of Lochinch Castle.

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    Dumfries & Galloways Wild Spring Festival

    Dumfries & Galloways Wild Spring Festival

    25th March - 10th April 2016

    Scotland’s largest and longest-running wildlife festival celebrates the diversity of local flora and fauna.

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  • Newton Stewart Walking Festival

    Newton Stewart Walking Festival

    7th to 13th May 2016

    The biggest walking festival in the South of Scotland with something for everyone.

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    Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

    Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

    20th - 29th May 2016

    Scotland’s largest rural multi-artform festival, with more than 170 artists performing in 30 venues.

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Location

Portpatrick Apartments
Heugh Road
Portpatrick
Dumfries and Galloway
DG9 8TQ

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