Portpatrick’s beautiful beaches are ideal for a romantic evening stroll, while further afield, the Galloway Forest Park is internationally-renowned for its stunning night skies, which offer unrivalled views of the sprawling milky way.
Scotland’s bracing west coast is a golfer’s paradise, with award-winning fairways dotting the rolling wooded hills. The village of Portpatrick is home to the Dunskey Golf Club, where keen players can enjoy both a 9-hole and 18-hole course, as well as a pitch and putt course at the famous Portpatrick Hotel.
Few places offer as relaxing a stay as The Portpatrick Hotel on the evocative Galloway coast. Sit by the harbour and the fresh sea breeze, interrupted by the call of the seabirds which roost within the cliffs. Or, go rambling through the surrounding countryside, where you’ll find historic heritage sites and places to fish, as well as hidden woodland trails for you and the kids to follow. For keen hikers, Portpatrick lies at the start of the Southern Upland Way – a 212-mile hiking trail crossing irresistible beauty spots.
Sunrises and sunsets from The Portpatrick Hotel are breath-taking, lighting the sky in rich reds, oranges, 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 breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Should you wish, you can even hop on a boat for a day trip to Belfast and there spend the day shopping, visiting the city’s attractions and enjoying the friendly atmosphere of Northern Ireland’s largest city.
Portpatrick’s surroundings include colourful gardens, open to the public throughout the summer months, and 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 with wonder and excitement.