Towns & Villages

    Cairnryan is a village that overlooks Loch Ryan and is notable for its large modern ferry port.

    Cairnryan was established in the early 18th-century and quickly became an important staging post for coaches on the main road to Ayr from the south.  Located around 6 miles north of Stranraer on the A77, the small village has a local shop. Nowadays, many travellers pass through Cairnryan en route to or from Northern Ireland on the ferry.

    The village has a proud maritime history but the modern port dates from the Second World War when it was developed to build the famous floating Mulberry Harbours which were used on the Normandy beaches on D-Day.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Explore More

    Quick Finder

    Search for Places

    Search Accommodation

    Room / Property
    If booking self-catering accommodation please select 1 room/property for the total number of adults & children.
    Advanced Search

    Search What's On

    Start Date
    End Date

    Search things to do


    Search Food & Drink


    Recently Viewed