There’s no better way to start your visit to Stranraer than starting it off with a fresh coffee and breakfast in our town centre. Sit outside one of our several cafes with a full Scottish breakfast or some fresh baked patisseries or grab a something to go from one of our bakeries and sit at the castle green. Whilst in the heart of the town centre, take a walk round our local shops and see what you can find.
Do the Stranraer town trial created by the Stranraer History Trust and discover the history of the town. The trail takes you an easy walk around the town, highlighting various points of interest, historical sites and buildings. Finish the trail with a look around St. Johns Castle in the town centre and relax at the Castle Green.
Book an evening meal at one of our local restaurants, there is something to suit everyone. From traditional Scottish to fresh seafood and family-run Chinese and Italian restaurants, there are various options to choose for dinner in Stranraer.
Visit some of our local bars and pubs who have a range of whiskeys, gins and cocktails on offer. There is ample choice for whatever atmosphere you are looking for, whether it be a lively sports bar or a relaxing cocktail lounge. If you're looking for a laid back night after dinner why not stroll along the seafront taking in the views of the loch and watch the ships go by. Guided routes are available here at Gateway to Galloway..