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Galloway's Castle and Gardens

Overview

Travel by Coach
2 Included Excursions
  • Visit Castle Kennedy Gardens
  • Scenic drive around the Machars Peninsula
  • Take in the dramatic coastline of Galloway
  • Explore quaint Portpatrick

On the western tip of Southern Scotland is Portpatrick, a pretty fishing village wrapped around a picturesque harbour on the coast of Galloway. Join us as we uncover stunning seascapes and hidden gems.


This Holiday is Great For

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Itinerary

Day One
We make our way from the interchange to Portpatrick where we check into The Portpatrick Hotel after which we enjoy an evening meal.

Days Two to Four
We spend the next three days on the Wigtownshire coast in the town of Portpatrick, exploring the area around the coast on included excursions. We visit two fantastic gardens, we will see rhododendrons and magnolias amid enchanting ruins at Castle Kennedy and Scotland's most exotic gardens at Logan Botanical Gardens. 

We will also take a scenic drive along the coast to Machars peninsula, a windswept and beautiful area of countryside and mossy moorland. There will be plenty of opportunities to take in great vantage points from mossy cliffs out to the wide Irish sea that stretches in front of you.

There's plenty to see in and around Portpatrick with walks along rugged coastline easy accessible from town. You can relax in the calming surroundings of the port with a number of highly rated cafes and restaurants and pretty pastel houses making up the area. (B,D)

Day Five
From Portpatrick to home.

Portpatrick Hotel

Portpatrick

Portpatrick is a small fishing village set in a peaceful and unspoilt corner of Southern Scotland. The Portpatrick Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore this delightful area. The area is a haven for lovers of sports and the outdoors, with its own nine-hole golf course. The renowned Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Course is a 5 minute walk from the hotel and you can enjoy discounted green fees, tuition and club hire. You’ll also find a variety of wonderful opportunities for birdwatching and fishing. From the hotel you can enjoy day trips to nearby Stranraer, magnificent historical sites and gardens, or even a trip by ferry to Northern Ireland. Further details of a selection of attractions in Portpatrick and the local area can be found in the Local Attractions section of our website. The hotel houses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast and Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Logan Botanical Gardens and Castle Kennedy Gardens

Excursion including visits to two beautiful gardens – Castle Kennedy Gardens which flank the shattered, ivy-clad remains of a medieval fortress and are world-famous for their spectacular collection of rhododendrons and magnolias, and award-winning Logan Botanical Gardens, recognised as the most exotic garden in Scotland and containing many small gardens, each with their own character.

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Full Day: Machars Peninsula

Excursion venturing around the secret coastline of the Machars Peninsula, an area of rolling farmland and open landscapes, not usually on the tourist trail and largely untouched by modern civilisation. We also call at the Whithorn Museum. Whithorn is the site of the earliest Christian community in Scotland and the museum is packed with interesting artefacts and stories of old.

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