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Balyett Farmhouse B&B

DG9 8QL, Stranraer, Cairnryan Road

Balyett Farmhouse B&B offers spectacular views of Lochryan and the countryside. Guests benefit from free parking and free WiFi. The rooms feature an en suite or private bathroom. Guests have use of a lounge with... read more

92 reviews 9.8
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£ 65.00

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Craignelder Hotel

DG9 8HA, Stranraer, Cairnryan road

With picturesque views across Loch Ryan, this hotel is situated in south-west Scotland, close to the ferry ports to Ireland. It has 2 spacious bars, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Each room at Craignelder Hotel... read more

142 reviews 8.8
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£ 60.00

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Ark House Inn

DG9 7JG, Stranraer, 17-19 Church Street

In the centre of Stanraer, Ark House Hotel is just 5 minutes’ walk from Stanraer Rail Station and 10 minutes’ walk from the ferry terminals. It features a lively bar with Sky Sports, spacious rooms... read more

268 reviews 6.9
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£ 32.50

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North West Castle Hotel

DG9 8EH, Stranraer, Portrodie

Featuring its own curling ice rink and an indoor pool, North West Castle Hotel is located opposite Stranraer harbour, which serves as the main ferry port between Scotland and Ireland. Other benefits include a sauna,... read more

360 reviews 8.4
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£ 68.00

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Neptunes Rest Guest Hotel

DG9 7JZ, Stranraer, 25 Agnew Crescent

Neptune’s Rest Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation just 15 minutes’ walk from Stranraer Ferry Terminal. It offers pleasant en suite rooms and free WiFi, Each room at Neptune’s Rest has modern décor with... read more

260 reviews 9.2
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£ 35.00

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Glenapp Castle

KA26 0NZ, Ballantrae, Ayrshire

Between Stranraer and Girvan, Glenapp Castle in Ballantrae offers luxurious accommodation in 36 acres of gardens and woodland. Dating back to 1870, this 5-star South Ayrshire hotel includes an award-winning restaurant and provides free on-site... read more

72 reviews 9.5
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£ 380.00

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The Merchants House

DG9 8QX, Cairnryan, S/N The Merchants House, Main St, Ccairnryan

Offering a licensed bar, The Merchants House is a family-run licensed guesthouse, located in Cairnryan, less than a mile from both Stena and P&O ferry terminals. All guest bedrooms have tea/coffee making facilities and well-stocked... read more

260 reviews 9.2
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£ 55.00

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Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel

DG9 0QG, Kirkcolm, Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel, Stranraer

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel offers accommodation in Kirkcolm, 14 km from Stranraer. Free private parking is available on site. Every room has a flat-screen TV. Some units feature a seating... read more

148 reviews 8.7
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£ 100.00

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The Ivy House Ferry Link

DG9 8ER, Stranraer, 3 Ivy Place

The Ivy House Ferry Link provides accommodation in Stranraer. This 3-star bed and breakfast offers free WiFi. At the bed and breakfast, each room is equipped with a wardrobe. All guest rooms in The Ivy... read more

32 reviews 9.3
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£ 53.00

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Quay Head View

DG9 7RF, Stranraer, Market Street Quay Head View

Quay Head View offers accommodation in Stranraer. Portpatrick is 6 miles away. Free WiFi is offered. All units include a flat-screen TV. There is a seating and/or dining area in some units. There is also... read more

127 reviews 9.4
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£ 65.00

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Nadav`s Shed

DG8 0AN, New Luce, 7 Smithy Lane

Nadav`s Shed is a dry camping facility set in New Luce. It can accommodate up to 3 guests and a pet. Stranraer is 12 km from the property. It has only basic amenities that include... read more

10 reviews 9.2
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£ 30.00

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Dunhaven Guest House

DG9 7JZ, Stranraer, 21 Agnew Crescent

Dunhaven Guest House provides beachfront accommodation in Stranraer. The accommodation features free WiFi. The rooms in the guest house are equipped with a kettle. Rooms include a private bathroom, while some feature a sea view.... read more

43 reviews 9.3
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£ 50.00

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The Haven

KA26 0NA, Girvan, main street 75 THE HAVEN, BALLANTRAE ,

Located in Girvan, The Haven offers free WiFi. This 3-star bed and breakfast offers a garden. At the bed and breakfast, each room is fitted with a wardrobe. The Haven offers a continental or Full... read more

5 reviews 9.5
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£ 47.00

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Lochview Guest House

DG9 7JZ, Stranraer, 52 Agnew Crescent

Providing free WiFi, Lochview Guest House is located in Stranraer. All guest rooms in the bed and breakfast are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom with free toiletries,... read more

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£ 45.00

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Stena Line and P&O Ferries


A shuttle service links the station and the harbour buildings. With over a dozen sailings a day starting your Northern Ireland holiday is a good option or why not split your holiday in two and enjoy the scenery of Scotland before enjoying city life in Belfast?

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There are two terminals at the harbour, one operated by P & O Ferries and the other by the Stena Line. Both terminals offer check-in facilities, spacious waiting areas, children’s play areas and baby changing along with toilets, pay phones and snack bars. Wi-Fi is available throughout both areas. Both terminals have car parking, some free and some charged.

Before heading off for Belfast discover the area’s local history in the Stranraer Museum or enjoy lush exotic plants at Dunskey or Castle Kennedy Gardens. Charming old hotels and B&Bs are located near the ferry terminal or look out for cheap accommodation deals on self-catering cottages or guest houses with bed and breakfast in the Scottish countryside.

Cairnryan Ferry Port is Scotland’s gateway to Ireland. The terminal can be found approx. 5 miles north of Stranraer on the A77.

Cairnryan links Scotland with the port of Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland. Ferries to Larne ferry port are operated by P&O Irish Ferries, ferries to Belfast ferry port are operated by Stena Line Ferries. On November 20th 2011 the Stena Line Belfast-Stranraer route stopped operating. This route was replaced by Cairnryan-Belfast which is also run by Stena Line.

address StenaLine : Belfast Way, Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8RG

address P&O Ferries, The Port Cairnryan Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 8RF, Scotland

When driving from the South follow the M6/A74 past Carlisle to Gretna, then take the A75 west. Just before Stranraer, you can take a right onto A751 & follow the A77 to Cairnryan. From the North the terminals are reached by following the A77 Coast Road from Ayr.

Nearest railway station ?

The nearest train station is Stranraer Station, about 4 miles from ferries.

Arriving in Belfast


You will find no shortage of cheap accommodation in Belfast itself from budget backpacker hostels and B&Bs to chain hotels with guaranteed standards of cleanliness, room facilities and customer service. Some also offer discounted bed and breakfast packages and shuttle services to and from the port at Belfast.

If you want to be at the heart of Belfast’s tourist attractions and its vibrant nightlife look out for a self catering rental or boutique hotels in the city centre while other hotels offer architectural charms that are perfect for romantic breaks or honeymoons. A short drive from the city centre is the beautiful Glens of Antrim where hostel and self-catering accommodation along with bed and breakfast deals on hotels can also be found.

The attractions of Belfast range from its turn of the century architecture to the older cathedral along with tours around the shipyard where the ill-fated Titanic was built. Here you can also find out about some of the other boats built in Belfast that didn’t meet the Titanic’s fate. It is worth popping into the Ulster Museum where you can explore its eclectic collection of history, art and marine life while the young at heart whatever their age will always enjoy a visit to Belfast Zoo with its famous prairie dog tunnels.

Nearby Tourist Attractions


Castle Kennedy Gardens (Stair Estates, Rephad, DG9 8BX Scotland): pretty gardens. The pond is lovely and the views of the surrounding area are glorious.

Castle of St John (Castle Street, Stranraer, Scotland): small interesting castle. Well worth the climb to the top for the view.

Glenluce Abbey (Newton Stewart, Scotland): tranquil and beautiful Abbey with gardens to wander in. The Chapter House is well worth a visit.

Dunskey Garden (Dunskey Estate, Portpatrick DG9 8TJ, Scotland): stunning walled gardens. The planting ranges from semi formal to woodland. Fantastic views of the harbour and golf course.