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Rickwood House Hotel

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

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SWC300 South West Coastal 300 Three Day Itinerary based in Portpatrick

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The South West Coastal 300 or SWC300 is growing in popularity and is now recognised as being the 2nd most popular route in Scotland after the NC500. To enjoy this scenic route to its fullest, we recommend that you to take your time and explore the route slowly – probably over several trips. So to […]

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Portpatrick B&B on TripAdvisor

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Rickwood B&B in Portpatrick has been on TripAdvisor almost since TripAdvisor was founded. Over the years we’ve been delighted that Rickwood has consistently been Number 1 B&B in Portpatrick. We still have our 5 rating based on over 200 reviews, however TripAdvisor seem to have changed the way they list businesses and now favour those […]

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SW300 Cycling Route in South West Scotland

The SW300 Cycling is an alternative Touring Route for cyclists in South West Scotland. The route is more Dumfries & Galloway based than the SWC300 and heads inland at Girvan whereas the Road Trip version – The South West Coastal 300 extends up the Ayrshire Coast as far as Alloway. SW300 Cycling also avoids the […]

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Portpatrick News Update April 2019

Some interesting things have been happening in and around Portpatrick over the last few months. Perhaps the most obvious is that Campbell’s Restaurant is now renamed Connor’s! Yes, Robert and Diane Campbell have decided to retire after 20 years and the restaurant has been taken over by a local couple John and Kirstyn Connor. John […]

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Portpatrick Harbour Community Purchase – an update

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As many regular visitors to Rickwood B&B will know, Portpatrick Harbour was purchased in 2015 by The Portpatrick Harbour Community Benefit Society. This remarkable achievement was made possible by a community share offer which was a resounding success. The shares were fully subscribed within three weeks providing the Society with much needed funds and 550 […]

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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 SWC300 update October 2018 The new version of the SWC300 has been gaining a lot of attention recently with the launch of the new website pages. We have also had a blogger staying with us at Rickwood, Portpatrick who will be writing articles for Scotland Magazine and one of the Sunday […]

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Merlin Trail

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The Merlin Trail has recently been launched with the project being headed up by author Robin Crichton. The Trail is in four section, the first section of the Merlin Trail being the length of the Solway Coast from Ruthwell to the Kirkmadrine Stones near Sandhead on the Rhins of Galloway. Each section is split into […]

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Portpatrick Jazz Festival 2017

Portpatrick Jazz Festival

We are delighted to let you know that Portpatrick is to hold its first ever Jazz Festival this year. Portpatrick Jazz Festival will take place over the weekend of June 23 – 25 and will feature several bands ( 6 booked at present) offering a selection of New Orleans, Dixieland, Gypsy, Swing, Mainstream and Blues. […]

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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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Bruce’s Stone at the top of Glentrool is a great place to go for a day out when staying in Portpatrick. If you’re a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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