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County - Dumfries and Galloway | Map
Tel code: 01581 | code search
Postcode: DG9 | code search
Population: 300
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Cairnryan is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway situated on the south-west coast of Scotland overlooking Lochryan on the east shore. The village dates from 1701 with the building of Lochryan House by Colonel Agnew of Croach, it was remodelled c1820 and house still stands to the north of today’s village. Well-known for its important maritime history, Cairnryan, was used as a secret military port and naval base in 1941 and throughout WW2 and was also involved in the Normandy Landings in 1944. The ferry port has been used as a terminus for the roll-on-roll-off ferries to Northern Ireland since the 1970’s. Cairnryan is a popular tourist destination and is ideally located for either catching the ferry to Ireland or touring the attractions of Dumfries and Galloway. The tranquil village offers a range of services including shops, holiday accommodation, restaurants, cafes and takeaways. Neighbouring Stranraer is known as the ‘Gateway to the Rhins of Galloway’ with the road north leading to Scotland’s scenic most southern point The Mull of Galloway. There is an 18-hole championship golf course on the shores of Lochryan with views over to Ailsa Craig and the Isle of Arran. Other local attractions include Castle Kennedy and Gardens, Logan Botanic Garden and The Southern Upland Way; a long distance walk starting at nearby Portpatrick.

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Cairnryan House (0.43 miles)

Cairnryan House

Situated directly across from the shore of Loch Ryan, Cairnryan House Bed and Breakfast Guest House offers quality accommodation with uninterrupted views across the loch to Wig Bay and Corsewall Point. We are just 500 ... More | visit website

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Rhins of Galloway (1.64 miles)

Rhins of Galloway

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Located in charming lawned gardens close to the A77, this hotel style guest house boasts views over Loch Ryan and is just 20 yards from an attractive shingle beach. The guest house ... More

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Balyett Bed and Breakfast (4.29 miles)

Balyett Bed and Breakfast
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Graded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board and recommended by Lonely Planet, this bed and breakfast accommodation has a magnificent seafront location overlooking the coast where the Stranraer and Cairnryan ferries pass by.

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The Swan Inn (4.51 miles)

The Swan Inn
The Swan Inn offers the perfect place to stay when in Stranraer. Centrally located in Sheuchan Street, opposite the excellent Agnew Park with great views across Loch Ryan, located only 3 minutes drive from the ... More | visit website
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Marine House Hotel (4.65 miles)

Marine House Hotel

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Jim & Fiona Wood welcome you to the Marine House Hotel website. Our well furnished and decorated hotel is in the town of Stranraer, in the southwest of Scotland. We ... More

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North West Castle Hotel (4.74 miles)

North West Castle Hotel
North West Castle opened its doors to guests in 1962 and has played an active part in the life of the town of Stranraer ever since. Renowned for the warmth of its welcome, guests return ... More | visit website
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Lakeview Guest House (4.79 miles)

Lakeview Guest House

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Ideally situated on Stranraer seafront, just 5 minutes walk from the town centre, train station and ferry terminal, this family-run guest house with free Wi-Fi is conveniently located for an enjoyable ... More

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Abonny Guest House (5.01 miles)

Abonny Guest House

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Abonny Guest House is a family bed and breakfast accommodation situated close to Stranraer town centre, ferry, rail and bus terminals.The guest house is totally non-smoking and offers both en-suite ... More

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Fernlea Guest House (5.05 miles)

Fernlea Guest House

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Close to Stranraer’s town centre and ferry port, this charming family-run bed and breakfast is housed in an attractive, stone-built Victorian property, boasting fine original woodwork and ceilings. With just 3 rooms, ... More

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Cross Haven Guest House (5.11 miles)

Cross Haven Guest House

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Mick and Gayle Holmes guarantee you a warm welcome on your arrival at Cross Haven. It is a beautiful Victorian villa refurbished by us to a high standard. Formerly a ... More

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