|[Portpatrick seen from the cliffs to the north]|
We rate Portpatrick as one of Scotland's most attractive seaside resorts. This bustling village has long been a popular holiday destination - ferries from Ireland and other UK ports used to call here - and still retains ample B&B's, hotels, ice cream shops and seafood restaurants. The natural amphitheatre cradling the village centre and harbour makes the place feel a bit like a Cornish coastal resort (except for the Scottish accents), while the sea cliffs forming the sides of the bowl offer superb views over the colourful houses below. The surrounding coastal scenery is excellent too: the first leg of the Southern Upland Way long distance footpath heads north from here, while south leads to the 16th century ruins of Dunskey Castle.
Name: Portpatrick ★★★☆☆
Location: G.R.: NW 999541 / tamed seaside acoustics
Within walking distance
>> see separate post for Walk: Clifftop hop to Dunskey Castle ★★★☆☆
>> see separate post for Dunskey Gardens ★★★☆☆ (1 mile away)