North West Castle Hotel


Portrodie, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 8EH

    Offering guests the chance to relax and unwind in picturesque Stranraer, the North West Castle Hotel is unique for being the former home of an arctic explorer and for being the only hotel in the world to have its own curling rink.

    Sitting opposite the harbour, this property once belonged to explorer Sir John Ross, but is now a welcoming family-owned hotel with 40 years of experience. You can stay in one of the 72 en suite rooms which are spacious and comfortable - many of them also capture the fascinating history of the building with original windows.

    Take advantage of the hotel's leisure facilities and relax in the heated swimming pool or unwind in a peaceful sauna or spa bath. North West Castle is also home to the curling rink, ideal from October to April for keen curlers and those wishing to try something new or you can watch one of the regular competitions from the Alpine Restaurant.

    Step into the Ross Bar for a pre-dinner drink during your stay and you'll be astounded - the room was built as a reproduction of Sir Ross's cabin on the ship Victory, and used by him to demonstrate polar navigation to his guests.

    Sample the finest produce Dumfries & Galloway has to offer from an imaginative menu, perfectly complemented by an extensive wine list. If you prefer more informal dining, the hotel's Alpine Restaurant is open each year during the curling season and serving favourite dishes from refreshing salads to mouthwatering steaks.

    Head out to explore the surrounding towns and drive down scenic country roads to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point, and take in the wonderful views along a cliff top walk or pay a visit to the area's many stunning gardens such as the subtropical Logan Botanic Gardens. Make sure you take time to stop by the town's museum to see the permanent display on the previous owner of the hotel, Sir John Ross.
    3 Hotel
    Walkers Welcome Children Welcome Classic Cars Welcome Golfers Welcome Bikers Welcome Cyclists Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Front Facing Double Room
    £64.00 per person per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    Front Facing Twin Room
    £64.00 per person per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)
    Standard Double Room
    £54.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    Standard Twin Room
    £54.00 per person per night (dinner, bed & breakfast inc)

    Rates based on two people sharing and include Dinner, Bed & Breakfast (min 2 night stay). I night rates available.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Castle


    • Baby Listening/Sitting Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Indoor Play Area


    • Conference Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage
    • Room Service Available

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Parking


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Cubicle Changing Available
    • Drying Facilities
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry Service Available
    • Log Fire
    • Lounge
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Payphones Available
    • Telephone

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Indoor Swimming Pool
    • Sauna Available
    • Spa Pool Available


    • Coastal Location
    • Town Centre
    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Stranraer Visit Information Centre turn left as you walk out of the door go straight on at the roundabout and turn right at the white garden wall just beyond the Police Station.

    Getting there by railway:- From Stranraer Station follow the pavement back along the pier towards the ferry terminal. At the terminal cross the road and enter our driveway to the right hand side of the large garden wall, 400 metres.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Prestwick Airport follow the signs for the A77 and head south on the A77 towards Girvan and Stranraer. On reaching Stranraer stay on the seafront until you see a large white building on your left hand side. Follow our large garden wall for 100 yards and turn sharp left into our driveway.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Cairnryan follow signs for A77 south towards Stranraer. Turn sharp left at the end of the large white garden wall.

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by a ramp or lift :
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the gym/leisure centre
      • to the lounge
      • to the swimming pool

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2 plus further 4


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • level entry shower
    • Baths fitted with support handrails available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest
    • WCs in bathrooms fitted with handrails available

    General Questions

    • Emergency evacuation procedures for the safe exit of guests with disabilities
    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours
    • Non-smoking policy throughout establishment

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room
    • Restaurant / breakfast / dining room provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.


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