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BallywalterCopyright Ross

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Tel code: 02842 | code search
Postcode: BT22 | code search
Population: 1400
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Ballywalter is a small, quiet seaside village on the Ards Peninsula, looking out over the Irish Sea towards Scotland. Guests enjoy beautiful coastal scenery and a lovely, uncrowded, sandy beach - perfect for exploring rock pools, or for water sports. The harbour, with its adjacent picnic area, is a popular spot. Here, fishermen catch crabs and lobsters, and in summer, spreads of edible seaweed are laid out to dry. These are later bagged up and distributed round the country as dulce, a traditional delicacy. The harbour dates from the mid-1800s, and a lime kiln from the same period can be seen nearby. The remains of Ballywalter windmill, meanwhile, reflect an earlier time, in the 1700s, when the village produced corn and grain. The waters around this part of the coast have claimed the lives of many sailors and rescuers over the years. The treacherous Skulmartin Rock is marked with a red iron perch, and the bell from one of the ships that foundered there is displayed in Ballywalter's Presbyterian church. The village benefits from the wooded acres of Ballywalter Park, which contains a Victorian stately home. The house and gardens are open to visitors by appointment or on special occasions.

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Portpatrick Hotel (25.29 miles)

Portpatrick Hotel
Standing in a commanding position, high on the Galloway Cliffs, The Portpatrick Hotel is magical and the vistas are unspoilt offering some of the most spectacular views in Britain.

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Dunskey Guest House (25.49 miles)

Dunskey Guest House
Gareth and Teresa Cole look forward to welcoming you to the Dunskey Guest House in Portpatrick, a family run guest house within walking distance of Portpatrick’s harbour, restaurants, pubs and shops. We are also the ... More | visit website
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Fernhill Hotel (25.49 miles)

Fernhill Hotel

With breath taking views over the village and harbour of the picturesque village of Portpatrick, Fernhill Hotel is the best place in the area to relax and enjoy the fantastic views, play the superb golf ... More | visit website

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Knockinaam Lodge (25.56 miles)

Knockinaam Lodge
In a romantic position at the foot of a wooded glen and sheltered by cliffs, this impressive Victorian house has furnishings that are bright, tasteful and luxurious. It stands in 30 acres of gardens and ... More | visit website
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Tigh Na Mara Hotel (27.69 miles)

Tigh Na Mara Hotel

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Tigh na Mara Hotel boasts an enviable location, situated within a stone's throw of a beautiful stretch of unspoilt, sandy beach. This area features some of Scotland’s most spectacular coastline ... More

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Torrs Warren Country House Hotel (28.52 miles)

Torrs Warren Country House Hotel

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A quiet family run hotel ideal for the ferry to Ireland or exploring the Rhins in the southwest of Scotland. We have a licensed bar and restaurant and all the ... More

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Cross Haven Guest House (30.67 miles)

Cross Haven Guest House

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Mick and Gayle Holmes guarantee you a warm welcome on your arrival at Cross Haven. It is a beautiful Victorian villa refurbished by us to a high standard. Formerly a ... More

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Fernlea Guest House (30.68 miles)

Fernlea Guest House

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Close to Stranraer’s town centre and ferry port, this charming family-run bed and breakfast is housed in an attractive, stone-built Victorian property, boasting fine original woodwork and ceilings. With just 3 rooms, ... More

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Abonny Guest House (30.75 miles)

Abonny Guest House

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Abonny Guest House is a family bed and breakfast accommodation situated close to Stranraer town centre, ferry, rail and bus terminals.The guest house is totally non-smoking and offers both en-suite ... More

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Marine House Hotel (30.82 miles)

Marine House Hotel

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Jim & Fiona Wood welcome you to the Marine House Hotel website. Our well furnished and decorated hotel is in the town of Stranraer, in the southwest of Scotland. We ... More

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