Dumfries and Galloway
Stranraer is situated at the foot of Loch Ryan, and offers an excellent marina and sheltered waters in which to sail. The new harbour building has a meeting room with the capacity to host thirty people, and enjoys wonderful views up the Loch. The town was formerly the main Scottish port serving Northern Ireland - the ferries to Larne and Belfast have now moved a short distance up the Loch to Cairnryan.
Stranraer’s temperate climate has enabled world famous gardens at Port Logan and Castle Kennedy to be cultivated and to flourish, and Portpatrick, ten miles south, is a welcome haven for sailors, with a fine harbour and excellent hotels and hostelries along its attractive waterfront. Stranraer itself is well worth a visit with the fine Castle St. John and Museum located in the town centre.