Stranraer Oyster Festival 2022

Stranraer Oyster Festival 2022

Stranraer Oyster Festival 2022 will take place from the evening of Friday 2nd September till the evening of Sunday 4th September.

General admission for the 2022 Stranraer Oyster Festival costs £5 per day or £10 for the full three-day event for over 16s. Concessions are available and under 16s are free of charge.

Tickets are available to purchase now. We are encouraging everyone to book tickets for the festival online this year. This is to help to minimise queues at the festival site, and booking early also helps with the sustainability of Stranraer Oyster Festival.

The full programme for Stranraer Oyster Festival 2022 will be announced in May, when tickets for chef demos and activities will go on sale.

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Stranraer Oyster Festival will take place 2-4 September 2022

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Full details of the Stranraer Oyster Festival 2022 programme, including chef details, will be announced soon.

In the meantime you can secure your festival admission tickets by clicking here.

Below are all the upcoming events at the festival.


Ticketed Events

Non-Ticketed Events

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Events in May 2022

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OF_Things to Do

Mull of Galloway Experience

At the award winning Mull of Galloway Experience, you can climb the 115 steps to the top of ...

Agnew Park

Agnew Park offers a fantastic day out for the whole family. It boasts a miniature railway which ...

The Ryan Centre

Only a short walk from the town centre, The Ryan Centre offers a range of sport and leisure ...

Stranraer Museum

Stranraer's historic Old Town Hall, built in 1776, is now home to Stranraer Museum. Step inside and ...

Castle of St John

The Castle of St John is a medieval tower house, built around 1500 by the Adairs of Kilhilt, one of ...

Castle Kennedy Gardens

Castle Kennedy Gardens have something to admire whatever the season. Why not discover the riotous ...

Glenwhan Gardens & Arboretum

Described as one of the most beautiful gardens in Scotland, Glenwhan is a must-see for all who love ...

Dunskey Castle

The spectacular ruins of Dunskey Castle are located along the unspoiled clifftop costal path just ...

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69 Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7RX, UK
As a provider of fantastic Scottish produce, W. Fraser Butchers are a member of the Scottish Craf...
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13 Charlotte Street, Stranraer DG9 7EJ, UK
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Whether you sit in or take away The Starfish is a great place to enjoy your chip shop staples. Ou...
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27 Castle Street, Stranraer DG9 7RR, UK
Offering breakfast, lunch, coffee and cakes The Royal Café is a cosy spot to enjoy all of your ca...
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3 Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7SB, UK
With live music, great food and a relaxed atmosphere, The Pub is a brilliant venue for your next ...
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41 Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7RX, UK
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Heralded as one of Stranraer’s first rate take-aways, The Ivy Leaf Chicken Bar offers fresh chip ...
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4-6 Bridge Street, Stranraer DG9 7HY, UK
Home to real ales and fantastic live music, The Grapes is a great place to grab a drink in comfor...
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Rose Street, Stranraer DG9 7EA, UK
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Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday night, The Corner Pocket comes alive as a Karaoke Disco Bar, ...
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Hanover Street, Stranraer DG9 7RP, UK
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With views out over the town, The Bucks Head Hotel and Lounge offers a wide range of beverages to...
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11a St John St, Stranraer DG9 7EN, UK
Southwest Spice boasts a wide range of exciting products including authentic spice mixes, sauces ...
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12A Hanover Square, Stranraer DG9 7AF, UK
As one of Stranraer’s leading restaurants, Papa Rab’s provides its diners with an authentic Itali...
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Fineview Crescent, Glenluce, Newton Stewart DG8 0AA, UK
From its elevated, secluded position Up Yonder offers the ideal rural location from which to expl...
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Situated in the heart of Stranraer, North West Castle is only a short walk to the Oyster Festival...
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With breath-taking views over the village and harbour of Portpatrick, Fernhill Hotel is perfectly...
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Whithorn, Newton Stewart DG8 8DL, UK
Open 1st March to 31st October Pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes, hard standings and ele...
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Ballantrae, Girvan KA26 0NZ, UK
Welcome to a truly hidden place. A place to be inspired, reflect, recharge and reconnect; where y...
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14 Agnew Crescent, Stranraer DG9 7JY, UK
3 bedroom cottage which sleeps up to 6 people. The cottage nestles along Stranraer’s sea front ov...
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Lewis Street, Stranraer DG9 7AL, UK
Throughout September – Bed & breakfast for 2 people sharing £65 per night Ground floor twin r...
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Spacious pitch with electrical hook up Cost: £14 per pitch per night Please phone to book.
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Detached holiday cottage in a rural location near Portpatrick. Sleeps up to 4 guests and pets are...
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Traditional bed and full Scottish breakfast.  Two rooms max 5 people. Cot and highchair available...
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OF_About Stranraer


Stranraer is situated in Wigtownshire in Galloway and is the gateway to the Rhinns of Galloway and for more than a century was a busy ferry port for services between south-west Scotland and Northern Ireland.   The town sits at the top of Loch Ryan which is sheltered from the rough seas of the North Channel and Atlantic.  The Loch has been a safe harbour for vessels since ancient times.  There is a 66 birth marina which will be extended substantially over the next couple of years to 200 births.

Loch Ryan is the most southerly of all the Scottish sea lochs and is a haven for wildlife.  It’s a great place to fish, birdwatch, walk, sail or just take in the view.  It is also home to the famous Loch Ryan oysters which are farmed from the only wild native oysters in Scotland and highly prized worldwide.

The area around Stranraer boasts many attractions, gardens, water sports, walks, golf courses all set in beautiful rolling Galloway countryside.