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Address: Portpatrick, Scotland

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Great wee sea side town a must see for all ages, a mixed bag of stuff to do from scrambling on the rocks to crazy golf or relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
craig n
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great wee sea side town a must see for all ages, a mixed bag of stuff to do from scrambling on the rocks to crazy golf or relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Thank craig n
Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This was my first visit back to Portpatrick in over thirty years and it was even more picturesque than I remembered. This must be what what Cornwall was like in the nineteen fifties. There is a busy, working harbour, a lifeboat station, plenty of shops and tea rooms, and lots of space to sit down and have a picnic.

Thank Rosiemee
Ayr, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Been going to Portpatrick on and off for nearly 40 years, my parents had a caravan at Castle Bay when I was in my teens, and we were back for a night camping there. The place hasn't really changed much, but thats a good thing in my book. Its just great to walk around the harbour and take in the... More 

2 Thank m4xwl
Greenock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I recently went with my friend to portpatrick. It was my first visit to the place and I was pleasantly surprised. It has a lovely harbour you can walk from one end of the village to the other car parking is free and there are several eating establishments. We had lunch in the Castle Hotel very nice meal and reasonably... More 

3 Thank mortonian1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Unfortunate to vist on a not too pleasant a day. However the scenery is amazing. On a fine summers day it must be breathtaking. Walked on the beach and watched a 'local' launching his fishing skiff. Attempted conversation with him by asking him what he was going out to catch, in a grunted and forced effort he said 'fish' I... More 

1 Thank tommee2
Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My first experience of Portpatrick was as a newly-wed twenty five years ago, so it seemed very fitting to visit again during our stay in nearby Castle Douglas for our Silver anniversary. I love the harbour and the "bracing" fresh air walks. The lighthouse is charming and there are a few nice little gift shops. We went into one such... More 

2 Thank Elizabeth R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a place you either want to stay and enjoy or keep going back to do things. Some small shops for gifts etc with Smugglers Cove being a really good one. Plenty of walks and also putting for family fun. Unfortunately RNLI station was not open on day we were there not sure why but boat was sitting in... More 

2 Thank BandG1950
scotland united kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

went to the lighthouse there is a small antquie shop small arcade for kids plenty pubs for sumit to eat lovely harbour and beach ideal day trip out

1 Thank Elaine3282
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My wife and i visited Portpatric on our recent visit to Scotland and what a wonderful walk arround this quaint harbour village home to the life boat patrol. the walk along the the cliffs is simply a must if you can walk, the walk ways are wide stable and studded with rest benches overlooking the sea and gull nesting on... More 

4 Thank Doug pullen P
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fantastic wide area for walking; Coastal walks or otherwise. Very good multiple Tea rooms or café offering exemplary fare at very good value during the day. Historical interests if that way inclined. Good area to chill out. Very friendly welcome from all local people we met.

1 Thank 19191919_13

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