There's plenty to see and do
While away lazy summer afternoons in the beautiful Scottish fishing village of Portpatrick, where boats go to and fro as villagers go about their days running the local pubs and gift shops. Portpatrick’s beautiful beaches are ideal for a romantic evening stroll, and a little further away you’ll find the Galloway Forest Park famed for night skies so clear that you can see the Milky Way.
Portpatrick is a golfer’s paradise, with a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course within the grounds of the Portpatrick Hotel for use by guests of both the hotel and the Portpatrick Apartments. The village also includes the Dunskey Golf Club, which occupies a prime spot right on the coast with both 9-hole and 18-hole courses.
Few places are more restful or more relaxing. You can sit by the harbour and enjoy the fresh air and the calls of sea birds, or go walking through the surrounding countryside where you’ll find places to fish and some wonderful woodland tracks. Portpatrick’s also at the start of the Southern Upland Way, which covers a total distance of 212 miles. Sunrises and sunsets from the Portpatrick coastline are breathtakingly beautiful, lighting the sky in rich reds, oranges, pinks and purples. Wake early, take in the views and look out towards Ireland and the Isle of Man as the sun creeps over the horizon, or enjoy a long morning in bed before a delicious meal at a local pub or at your hotel’s restaurant.
Why stop at looking over the sea to distant Ireland? Why not hop on a boat for a day trip to Belfast? You can spend the day shopping, visiting the city’s attractions and enjoying the friendly atmosphere of Northern Ireland’s largest city.
Portpatrick’s surroundings include some colourful gardens, open to the public throughout the summer months, and some grand historic castles that give an insight into Scotland’s magnificent past. From sporting weekends to walking holidays, and from romantic breaks to shopping trips, Portpatrick has all that you need to fill every day of your visit.