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Tel code: 01776 | code search
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"Sporadic at best. Often cancelled with no notice. (eg last Sunday, 5 November) Sometimes advertised in the local paper - often not. Signs in town left ..." More

McLean's Taxis
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Glenwhan Gardens
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"Stranraer is a large historic town in Dumfries and Galloway situated on the south-west coast of Scotland at the head of Lochryan. The town lies a short distance from the ..." More

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Though most visitors to Stranraer are just passing through to catch a ferry to Ireland, the town has a lot to offer. With its plum location on the South West coast of Scotland, perhaps more people ought to take some time out from their journey and take it all in. Sitting in the unspoiled sprawl of Dumfries and Galloway, Stranraer sits by Loch Ryan, on headland which could be seen to be staring over the sea to Ireland. It wasn’t until the mid-18th Century that Stranraer got a port, and though it was redeveloped in the 1820s, like many towns – Wemyss Bay, Largs, etc – it was the ar-rival of the railway in 1861 that proved to be the catalyst for its growth. Though it could be considered the gateway to and from Ireland – with connections to Belfast and Larne – Stranraer has some of the most wonderful hinterland on its doorstep, with some excellent locations for camping, fishing, and bird watching. The Mull Of Galloway, with its craggy rocky outcrops, is not only famed for being the setting for the denouement of the Wicker Man, starring Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee, but also for being on of Scotland’s best seafishing hotspots. With an abundance of accommodation throughout the length of the coastline – camping, bed and breakfast, hotels – the area caters for everyone. There are a number of attractions close by: Ardwell Gardens, Saint John’s Castle, Glenluce Abbey, and Logan Botanic gardens, are all within an easy drive of the town. And the sporting arena, Stranraer has its own pro-fessional football team, Stranraer FC. And though the part-timers are now involved in the rough and ready rigours of the Scottish Third Division, no team fancies the trip to Stairs Park when the Scottish Cup comes around. They might find Stranraer a difficult and inhospitable place, but with its many selling points on the windswept west coast, you most certainly won’t.

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Attraction

Castle Kennedy Gardens
Castle of St John
Dunskey Garden
Glenwhan Gardens
Logan Botanic Garden
Logan Fish Pond Marine Life Centre

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Dunskey Guest House *book online*
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Camping

Aird Donald Caravan Park

Club

Bar Pazzerello
The Venue

Dentist

M Plenderleith
T Kenneth Barr

Doctor

Stranraer Health Centre

Estate Agent

South West Property Centre

Golf Club

Stranraer Golf Club

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Stranraer Hostel

Inn

Swan Inn
The Swan Inn
Tigh Na Mara Hotel

Market

Millenium Centre Giant Car Boot
Stranraer Market

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Arkhouse Inn
Bar Pazzerello
Bridge Arms
Coachmans
Downshire Arms
Grapes
Port Logan Inn
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Sheuchan Arms
Swan Inn
Thistle Inn

Restaurant

Bar Pazzerello
Campbells

Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel
L'Aperitif Restaurant
Merchant's House
North West Castle Hotel
Port Logan Inn
Smugglers Grill
Sun Kai Restaurant
Zaika

School

Belmont Primary School
Park Primary School
Rephad Primary School

Solicitor

Rankin & Aitken

Taxi

A 2 B Taxis
D & N Taxis
McLean's Taxis
Radio Taxis

Vet

Academy Vet Centre

Sports Clubs

Stranraer Football Club (Football)

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WH Smith Ltd
Hugh Mccormick & Co

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Thompson Ltd
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North West Castle Hotel (0.15 miles)

North West Castle Hotel
North West Castle opened its doors to guests in 1962 and has played an active part in the life of the town of Stranraer ever since. Renowned for the warmth of its welcome, guests return ... More | visit website
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Lakeview Guest House (0.15 miles)

Lakeview Guest House

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Ideally situated on Stranraer seafront, just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, train station and ferry terminal, this family-run guest house with free Wi-Fi is conveniently located for an enjoyable ... More

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Abonny Guest House (0.15 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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Fernlea Guest House (0.21 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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Cross Haven Guest House (0.25 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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Marine House Hotel (0.50 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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The Swan Inn (0.66 miles)

The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn offers the perfect place to stay when in Stranraer. Centrally located in Sheuchan Street, opposite the excellent Agnew Park with great views across Loch Ryan, located only 3 minutes drive from the ... More | visit website
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Balyett Bed and Breakfast (1.54 miles)

Balyett Bed and Breakfast
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Graded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board and recommended by Lonely Planet, this bed and breakfast accommodation has a magnificent seafront location overlooking the coast where the Stranraer and Cairnryan ferries pass by.

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Rhins of Galloway (3.50 miles)

Rhins of Galloway

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Located in charming lawned gardens close to the A77, this hotel style guest house boasts views over Loch Ryan and is just 20 yards from an attractive shingle beach. The guest house ... More

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Cairnryan House (4.56 miles)

Cairnryan House

Situated directly across from the shore of Loch Ryan, Cairnryan House Bed and Breakfast Guest House offers quality accommodation with uninterrupted views across the loch to Wig Bay and Corsewall Point. We are just 500 ... More | visit website

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