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About Stranraer
More than just
a ferry port...

Sailing on Loch Ryan, Stranraer

Stranraer is an attractive market town and ferry port in south-west Scotland.

There are regular Stena sailings from Stranraer to Belfast (the shortest ferry crossing to and from Ireland).

The town, with a population of around 12,000, is at the southern end of the magnificent Loch Ryan basin and is the intersection of the A75 from Gretna/M6 motorway and the North of England and the M77 coastal road to Ayr, Glasgow and the Central Belt.

The town is also served by a rail link to Ayr, Kilmarnock, Glasgow  and beyond and is the perfect location from which to explore all that this part of Galloway has to offer including Scotland’s Land’s End, the spectacular Mull of Galloway with its RSPB Visitor Centre and Restaurant; the Royal Botanic Gardens at Port Logan, Scotland’s most exotic gardens where many Southern Hemisphere plants thrive in the warm Gulf Stream air and a variety of picturesque harbour villages and great golf courses.

Stranraer itself has the superb Agnew Park overlooking Loch Ryan which has a boating lake, miniature railway and pavilion; a museum charting the history of the area, St John’s Castle in the town centre, a host of shops and two supermarkets.

Close to the Royal Hotel, there are also several good restaurants.

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Stranraer's very active Loch Ryan Sailing Club
Sailing event at the Loch Ryan Sailing Club


Stranraer's Agnew Park with boating facilities for the children
Agnew Park and boating lake

Stranraer's marina is expanding on the picturesque Loch Ryan
Stranraer Marina

The old Customs House at Stranraer
The old customs' office

Visit the Stranraer Museum
Stranraer Museum