The village of Portpatrick,
nestling under the cliffs, lies on the southwest coast of Wigtownshire
in the South of Scotland.
Cradled at the foot of rocky cliffs,
Portpatrick looks across 22 miles
of the Irish Channel to Donaghdee. The Gulf Stream, flowing into the
channel from the north, gives the area a mild climate in which
sub-tropical plants and trees flourish.
Portpatrick is 8 miles
apartment is 150 yards from seafront & perfectly situated for
5 minute walk to Portpatrick Bowling Green, North
75 yards to nearest pub
minutes in car to
Portpatrick Dunsky Golf Course Tel.01776
eateries, including an award winning seafood bar
an ideal base from which to tour the South West, but the countryside
surrounding the village also has much to offer. The coastline north and
Portpatrick is indented with secluded bays and beaches -
Morroch Bay, Sandeel Bay, Lairds Bay and perhaps the loveliest of them
This is an excellent area for walks, both difficult and easy, and
Portpatrick is at the western end of the Southern
Upland Way which
runs from the village across the South of Scotland to Cockburnspath on
the east coast.
Portpatrick is one of 30 stations in Scotland that has a life-boat
continually "on call". The
life-boat station was established in 1877 and
the exhibition, open to visitors, at the harbour is well worth a visit
and will serve notice to the valuable work done.
Every September, hundreds of visitors come to share a few days of lively
folk performances and sessions in waterfront pubs and around the harbour
at the Portpatrick
festival. This small but beautiful festival has been running
successfully for several years now.