As well as being perfectly located for visiting Portpatrick, we are not far from the ports of Cairnryan, where P&O and Stena Lines run to and from Belfast and Larne. Day trips to Belfast are available from as little as £10 per head.
Other activities close by include:
With a wide choice of courses in the Dumfries and Galloway area, casual or serious golfers will find exactly what they need in easy reach.
The nearest courses are:
- Portpatrick G.C.
- Stranraer G.C.
- Wigtownshire County G.C.
- Newton Stewart G.C.
- Lagganmore G.C. ( 9 hole)
Birdwatching is possible all around the shoreline of Loch Ryan as well as along the Rhins coastline. Particularly favoured spots are the RSPB reserve at Mull of Galloway, Corsewell Point for autumn seabird migrations, and the spit at Wig Bay (Loch Ryan) for nesting terns.
Naturally the whole countryside around Knockniemoak is alive with a great variety of birds. We will be happy to point you in the right direction.
There is superb fishing in the area with the sea angling being rated as amongst the best in South West Scotland.
You can enjoy both boat-fishing out of Portpatrick and shore-angling a very short drive from Knockniemoak.
The Stranraer and District Angling Association has trout fishing on four local lochs/reservoirs, with one (Knockquassen) only a 20 minute walk across the fields from Knockniemoak.
Salmon Fishing is available on the Waters of Luce, while the Dunskey Estate provides both boat and shore-based trout fishing on their private lochs.
There are many short walks from the property including the Killantringan lighthouse and Knockquassen reservoir . We are on the Southern Upland Way long-distance path, which in total is 212 miles and runs from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard.
For those walkers arriving in Portpatrick in the afternoon or early evening to begin their walk on the Southern Upland Way we are ideally placed for an overnight stop after a relatively easy ‘breaking in’ 6 mile hike over the sea cliffs to Killantringan and up to Broad Moor.
Old Portpatrick Church and Churchyard
Search headstone inscriptions from Portpatrick Old Churchyard, St Patrick Street, Portpatrick, including photographs of each headstone, interactive map of the church yard and interesting history including details of shipwrecks near Portpatrick harbour in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.
For more information, check out their website here… www.portpatrickchurchyard.org.uk
Shooting and Stalking
The Dunskey estate offers Pheasant and Partridge shooting and also has stalking available at the appropriate season.
Other attractions include the Mull of Galloway, the southernmost point in Scotland, and the Galloway Forest which has ‘Dark Sky’ status. Within the forest you will find the Kirroughtree mountain biking trails which incorporate one of the famous seven stanes circuits. Indeed the whole Rhins area is ideal terrain for all cycling enthusiasts.
We are well placed to access any of these attractions.