Things to do...
Southern Upland Way
a perfect way to enjoy the wonderful Scottish countryside. The 214 mile route from Portpatrick in the West to Cockburnspath on the East is a walker’s delight, and can be completed in stages, according to ability. The shortest section is the 13.5 mile walk to Castle Kennedy. Several sections of the route are also suitable for mountain biking and horse riding
reached via the coastal path, the breath-taking views across the Irish Sea are well worth witnessing
Rhins of Galloway
a nature lover’s paradise. Wildlife is in abundance and while birdwatchers flock (pardon the pun!) to the area, it’s not uncommon to see red squirrels, deer and harbour porpoises.
Cairnryan to Ireland Ferry
service has several daily sailings to both Belfast and Larne, with a crossing time of approximately two hours
There are a range of fantastic golf courses, including Stranraer, Wigtownshire and Lagganmore. Portpatrick itself has both a 9 hole (Dinvin) course and the 18 hole (Dunskey) course, which is included in the Scotland’s top 100 golf courses list.
Gardens of Galloway
There are a wealth of outstanding gardens in the area, including Logan House and botanic gardens, Dunksey walled garden and maze and Aldouran wetland gardens at Leswalt
Yearly events in and around Portpatrick
Stranraer Oyster Festival
Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat week
Portpatrick Folk Festival
Wigtown Book Festival