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.

A Video of the Castle of St John,,.

Sights around Stranraer