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Rickwood House Hotel

Heugh Road · Portpatrick · Wigtownshire · Dumfries & Galloway · Scotland · DG9 8TD

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A walk to Logan Mill and Portacree on the Mull of Galloway Trail

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We recently noticed some lovely photos of Portacree and Logan Mill on Facebook and couldn`t believe that we`d never been there after more than 15 years living on the Rhins of Galloway. Occasionally when driving back from Port Logan, we have caught a fleeting glimpse of a distant tower and wondered what it was. We […]

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South West Coastal 300 – SWC300

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South West Coastal 300 Update July 2018 Fred has obtained agreement to amend the SWC300 route to continue further up the coast from Mull of Galloway to Alloway near Ayr The new version will also take In Kirkmichael and Wanlockhead (Scotland’s Highest Village) **********************************   Many of you will have heard of the North Coast […]

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Places to eat in Portpatrick

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Portpatrick very probably has more places to eat than any small village in Scotland! When you stay a week at Rickwood you can  eat in a different restaurant or pub every night without leaving Portpatrick! Campbell`s Restaurant is owned and run by local couple Robert and Diane Campbell. While they specialise in fish and sea […]

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Dunskey Glen Walk near Portpatrick

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Another favourite walk of our guests at Rickwood B&B in Portpatrick is through Dunskey Glen to join the Southern Upland Way along the coast back to Portpatrick. The length of the circuit is about 4 miles. The walk incorporates easy woodland, beach and cliff top paths with plenty opportunities to pause and admire the views. […]

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Dunskey Castle – a Circular Walk from Portpatrick

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Dunskey Castle is a magical place, close to Portpatrick and this is one of our favourite walks. The total distance is just under three miles round trip. From Rickwood, walk eastwards along Heugh Road and see what birds are in the woodlands along the roadside. The last building on your right, The Old Mill House […]

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Logan Fish Pond near Portpatrick reopens 29 May

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We are delighted that Logan Fish Pond – always a popular attraction for our visitors at Rickwood House B&B is to re-open this summer on 29 May Unfortunately, in recent years, Logan Fish Pond has not been open on a regular basis for various reasons and sadly, some of our guests have been disappointed at […]

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New at the Mull of Galloway

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Regular visitors to Rickwood in Portpatrick may be interested in a couple of new developments at what is probably our most popular local visitor attraction – The Mull of Galloway, Scotland`s most Southerly Point. Several information boards have been installed at various vantage points providing interesting facts about the nature and history of the Mull […]

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Dumfries & Galloway is Country File Holiday Destination of 2016

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We were overjoyed to learn that, in a contest carried out by Country File, Dumfries & Galloway was voted Holiday Destination of the Year! In the nomination, Dumfries  & Galloway was described as “an overlooked corner whose time has come”. Dumfries & Galloway was voted for because of- amongst many things, its wonderful beaches – […]

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A great review for Rickwood House B&B

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We were delighted to see a new review of our B&B in the recently published Slow  Guide to Dumfries & Galloway, “Rickwood House Hotel, Heugh Road, Portpatrick.  There are six spacious, bright. well-decorated rooms at Rickwood House which is also the family home of Maggie & Fred Findlay , who moved here in 2000 having […]

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New Distilleries for Galloway and Portpatrick Brewery

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There have been some exciting recent developments in the Portpatrick area of interest to those who enjoy a tipple! Bladnoch Distillery near Wigtown Scotland`s most southerly distillery, Bladnoch near Wigtown has been closed for some time. We are delighted that Bladnoch Distillery has been purchased by David Prior, an Australian who has plans to double […]

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Great to see more visitors boats in Portpatrick Harbour over the last few weeks. The improvements by the harbour tr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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There were a lot of trucks outside Rickwood and around Portpatrick on Saturday night as it was the annual Vintage C… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Portpatrick Harbour looking good this evening. We are the only 4 Star @VisitScotland B&B IN Portpatrick and have ow… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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A great walk to Sandeeel Bay - about an hour there and back. Someone had left a political message on the sand! Som… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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One of Fred’s contributions to the all new SWC300 which passes through Portpatrick. Rickwood makes an ideal base to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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