Close Attractions - Harbour Lights Guest House

Stranraer is situated on the southern end of Loch Ryan in Galloway, on Scotland's beautiful west coast. Within easy drive of the Harbour Lights Guest House, are the Galloway Forest Park, miles of rugged coastline, numerous picturesque villages and rolling countryside. Many of the local gardens have forest or woodland paths within them - all teaming with wildlife such as deer, foxes, buzzards, and numerous species of songbirds. Keep your eyes peeled, as they say!Horse riding and pony trekking can be found in the area. There are several Boats operating out of the Rhins for those who like fishing. Golf is well catered for locally with 4 courses with in the area. Rhona and Colin will be happy to suggest places to visit or explore to suit all pockets or please click on any of the links below.


Great places to bird watch & explore around Loch Ryan

Loch Ryan is one of the most important wildlife sites in the UK. It is a significant location for wild birds throughout the year and holds nationally important populations of several species. The majority of the loch side is accessible by car.

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Henrys Bay House Restaurant boasts the finest sun terrace for alfresco dining and views of Lochryan.The menu features locally sourced fish and meat prepared and cooked freshly to order by local chef/restauranteur John Henry.

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Stranraer Water Sports Association

Stranraer Water Sports Association (SWSA) was set up by the members of local water sports clubs in a bid to promote water sports within Loch Ryan. SWSA creates a central point of contact for all water sport enthusiasts within the area, we have already successfully ran one Push the Boat Out event from Stranraer Slipway, where members of the public had the opportunity to have a shot on all different types of watersports.

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Galloway Gardens

Discover an abundance of inspirational ideas, explosions of colour and spectacular displays of exotic and unusual plants when you explore the Gardens of Galloway, Scotland’s Garden Route.

The beautiful south west corner of Scotland is home to a staggering array of garden treasures, all benefiting from the balmy air of the Gulf Stream. The warming influence of its steady breeze provides this part of Scotland with a stable, mild micro-climate that allows a huge variety of plants to flourish, including many from the southern hemisphere. The climate and soils conspire with the skills and passion of our gardeners to make Galloway a centre of gardening excellence, with an unparalleled number of gardens and nurseries waiting to be explored.

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