Golf in Portpatrick
There are a number of excellent golf courses in and near Portpatrick, the closest being Portpatrick Golf Club itself which is just a few minutes walk from our gate.
Three of these golf clubs, Portpatrick, Stranraer and Wigtownshire County offer reduced green fees to our guests. Both Portpatrick Golf Course and Stranraer Golf Courses are listed in Scotland’s top 100 courses. St, Medan’s Golf Course is the most southerly golf course in Scotland.
We have a bowling green open to visitors, located near Portpatrick harbour. This is a family friendly club which welcomes vistors. Prices very reasonable
There is also a putting green next to the bowling green.
The tennis court also near the putting and bowling doubles as a 5 a side football pitch.
Pitch & Put
There is a pitch & put course at the Portpatrick Hotel which is available to non-residents.
Some of our favourite walks in the Portpatrick area.
We hope that you will find the walking information helpful and that you will enjoy these walks.
We have a stock of maps for our area, some walking poles and a compass which our guests are welcome to borrow when walking.
We are very keen walkers ourselves and are happy to chat about alternative walks in South West Scotland.
Although Portpatrick Harbour is now little used by commercial fishing boats there are several options available for visitors to fish either in the sea or nearby lochs.
Rock Fishing from Portpatrick
There are 6 “seats” on the rocks around Portpatrick harbour and each can usually fish 3-4 people. Species available include cod, pollack, plaice, mackerel and mullet amongst others.
Portpatrick Community Council have included an excellent article in their newsletter giving full details of these seats and copies are available at Rickwood and other accommodation providers in the village.
Sea Fishing (from boat)
Two boat owners operate from Portpatrick Harbour providing various options for sea fishing and for sight seeing trips. Please contact us for current details.
Portpatrick Folk Festival
Portpatrick Folk Festival is an annual event held on the first weekend of September. If weather permits, informal sessions are held outdoors on the harbour front as well as concerts in the village hall, the Crown Hotel in Portpatrick and other hotels in Portpatrick.
Portpatrick’s own “Life o Reilly” usually feature throughout the weekend
Wigtown Book Festival
This popular annual event starts in late September and usually runs into the start of October.
Wigtown Book Festival has been held since 1999 and seems to get bigger and better each year. It is now one of the major events in the South of Scotland.
Wigtown itself is only about 40 minutes by car from Portpatrick so a stay in Portpatrick can easily be combined with visits to Wigtown Book Festival.
“Big names” attending the festival in recent years include Ian Rankin, Iain (M) Banks, John Byrne, Phyllida Law, Margo MacDonald, Martin Bell, Allan Massie, Sally Magnusson, Barbara Dickson and many others.
A full programme can be accessed at: www.wigtownbookfestival.com