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Rhins of Galloway

DG9 8QU, Cairnryan, Cairnryan,

Rhins of Galloway offers high-quality accommodation in a garden setting overlooking Loch Ryan. It is situated between the ports of Stranraer and Cairnryan, and offers free on-site parking. The guest house is just a 1-minute... read more

192 reviews 9.6
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£ 58.00

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The Thistle Inn

DG97EY, Stranraer, 47 Dalrymple Street

This friendly, family-run inn offers a mix of well-equipped rooms and en suite chalets. The Thistle Inn has a reputation for hospitality that brings back valued guests year after year. There is free Wi-Fi in... read more

268 reviews 8.7
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£ 50.00

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Lakeview Guest House

DG9 7JY, Stranraer, 19 Agnew Crescent

Ideally situated on Stranraer seafront, overlooking Loch Ryan and just 5 minutes' walk from the town centre and train station, this family-run guest house offers free Wi-Fi, ample, free, off-street parking, scenic views and cooked... read more

347 reviews 9.8
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£ 36.00

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The Homestead Guest House

DG9 8QX, Cairnryan, Main Street

The Homestead Guest House is a delightful, family-run B&B nestled under a beautiful hill that forms a backdrop to Cairnryan and surrounds Loch Ryan. Homestead prides itself on providing a warm and friendly B&B for... read more

286 reviews 9.1
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£ 70.00

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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

168 reviews 9.8
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£ 54.00

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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

217 reviews 9.1
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£ 50.00

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The Auld Cairn

DG9 8QX, Cairnryan, Main Street

The Auld Cairn is a 300-year-old village house, situated on the shores of Loch Ryan with scenic views. Located half a mile from both the Stena ferry terminal to Belfast, and the P&O terminal to... read more

315 reviews 9.7
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£ 75.00

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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

239 reviews 7.1
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£ 27.62

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Marine House Hotel

DG9 7JZ, Stranraer, 23 Agnew Crescent

Situated near the edge of Loch Ryan, Marine House Hotel offers limited free parking on-site, and ample long-stay parking directly across the road. Free Wi-Fi is available in each room, as well as views of... read more

483 reviews 8.9
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£ 50.00

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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

398 reviews 8.5
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£ 70.00

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Cairnryan Bed and Breakfast

DG98QX, Cairnryan, Cairnryan Bed and Breakfast, Main Street, Cairnryan DG98QX

This 4 Star Visit Scotland bed and breakfast is a 2-minute drive from ferry ports with crossings to Belfast, Larne and Cairnryan. Free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi is available at this property. A full Scottish... read more

383 reviews 9.9
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£ 65.00

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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

89 reviews 9.5
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£ 255.00

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Harbour Lights Guesthouse

DG9 7JY, Stranraer, 7 Agnew Crescent Stranraer Scotland

Offering beautiful views of Loch Ryan, Harbour Lights Guesthouse is located in Stranraer. Free WiFi access is available. Rooms at Harbour Lights Guesthouse are en suite with a shower, whilst some also have a bath.... read more

214 reviews 9.8
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£ 47.00

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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

172 reviews 9
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£ 120.00

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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

260 reviews 9.2
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£ 58.50

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Swan House

DG9 0EA, Stranraer, 37 Agnew Crescent

Offering free WiFi, Swan House is set on the beachfront in Stranraer. The property features lake views and is 13 km from Portpatrick. The holiday home comes with 4 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV and a... read more

97 reviews 8.8
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£ 80.00

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Dunhaven Guest House

DG9 7JZ, Stranraer, 21 Agnew Crescent

Dunhaven Guest House is set on the beachfront in Stranraer. The guest house features family rooms. At the guest house, all rooms include a wardrobe. At Dunhaven Guest House all rooms are fitted with a... read more

192 reviews 9.2
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£ 50.00

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Blue Peter Hotel

DG9 0NL, Stranraer, 23 main street kirkcolm

Blue Peter Hotel is situated in Stranraer. Among the various facilities are a garden, a terrace, as well as a bar. The accommodation provides free WiFi. At the hotel, every room is fitted with a... read more

79 reviews 8.8
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£ 40.50

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Lochview Guest House

DG9 7JZ, Stranraer, 52 Agnew Crescent

Situated in Stranraer in the Dumfries and Galloway region, Lochview Guest House features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. For added convenience, the property can provide towels and bed linen for an extra... read more

304 reviews 9.2
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£ 40.00

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The Swan Inn

DG9 0EA, Stranraer, 17 Sheuchan Street

Located in Stranraer, 13 km from Portpatrick, The Swan Inn provides a bar and free WiFi. The nearest airport is Glasgow Prestwick Airport, 91 km from the bed and breakfast.

62 reviews 7.7
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£ 49.50

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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.