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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

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

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.

  • Dumfries & Galloways Wild Spring Festival

    4th April - 3rd May

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

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    Newton Stewart Walking Festival

    8th - 14th May

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

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  • Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

    22nd - 31st May

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

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    Kirkcudbright Jazz Festival

    11th - 14th June

    The 18th annual festival for Jazz-lovers of all ages

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  • The Wickerman Festival

    25th and 26th July

    Scotland's annual alternative music festival held near to Dundrennan in Dumfries and Galloway.

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    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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Portpatrick Apartments
Heugh Road
Dumfries and Galloway

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