Agnew Park offers a fantastic day out for the whole family. It boasts a miniature railway which takes you on a full tour of the park, a play island featuring innovative play equipment, a mini car racing circuit and a large boating lake with a range of boats, including canoes, skiffs and pedalos.
There are walkways throughout the beautiful gardens and a cafe serves a range of hot and cold snacks and refreshments. The park draws on its seaside location and marine heritage in the design of benches, railings, pavements and other features.”
Only a short walk from the town centre, The Ryan Centre offers a range of sport and leisure activities for all the family. Why not make a splash in our 25-metre pool, leisure water and flumes? Or relax and rejuvenate in our health suite with steam room, sauna and spa bath? Push yourself in our well-equipped gym or join one of our many fitness classes and after you’ve worked up a sweat you can refuel in our café whilst the kids enjoy our soft play area. Or perhaps treat yourself to a movie in our 263 seat auditorium with cinema?
(This centre is Quest Excellence accredited and 4 Star Visit Scotland.)
Stranraer’s historic Old Town Hall, built in 1776, is now home to Stranraer Museum. Step inside and discover Wigtownshire’s fascinating past. See one of Scotland’s oldest ploughs, experience Victorian Wigtownshire through the wonders of 3D photographs and follow in the footsteps of Stranraer’s own Polar explorers. We host a number of displays ranging from archaeology and local history to farming and dairying. We also run a series of temporary feature displays throughout the year, introducing a wide range of exhibits ensuring there are activities and points of interest for visitors of all ages. You can find The Museum on George Street near the centre of town and only a short walk from town square.
The Castle of St John is a medieval tower house, built around 1500 by the Adairs of Kilhilt, one of the most powerful families in Wigtownshire. Over the centuries the Castle has been used as a home, a local court, a military garrison and a prison.
Enjoy a fantastic day out watching the videos and reconstructions which to tell the story of the medieval landowners who built and lived in the Castle, the Government troops who used the Castle as their headquarters during the “Killing Times” in the 1680s and the criminals and debtors imprisoned in the Castle during the 19th century.”