Stranraer

Towns & Villages

    Stranraer has a long history as a ferry port and the town is situated at the head of Loch Ryan.

    Stranraer is the gateway to the Rhinns of Galloway and for more than a century was a busy ferry port for services between south-west Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    The town’s main attraction is the Castle of St. John, a ruined four-story tower house built around 1500, which sits on a green in the main street. Stranraer Museum can be found in the old town hall.

    Three miles east of Stranraer are Castle Kennedy Gardens, with the castle, two lochs, a giant lily pond and an avenue of monkey puzzle trees.

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