Places to visit near Galloway Point Holiday Park
Whatever your pursuits, the countryside around Galloway Point can cater for all your needs. Dumfries and Galloway has a rich, historical heritage.
The region proximity to the English border has left a legacy of castles and fortifications which can be explored. The area also has great significance in the establishment of Christianity in Scotland and there are many places of interest to visit, including the archaeological dig at Whithorn and St Ninians Cave. Every sport you can think of can be catered for in the region with golfers having the luxury of the excellent links course at Dunskey on your doorstep. There are more than 23 golf courses in the area to test your skills. For the active visitor perhaps walking the 212 mile Southern Upland Way is an attraction, passing through some of the most varied and unspoilt countryside in Scotland.
Local attractions in and around Portpatrick
Dumfries and Galloway has lots to offer families with some excellent places to visit that are fun for parents and children alike.
The surrounding area is a gardeners dream. Since the climate is influenced by the Gulf Stream, there are several renowned gardens nearby. These include Castle Kennedy, Ardwell, Glenwhan and possibly the best known, Logan Botanical Gardens which exhibits many exotic trees and plants.
Agnew Park in Stranraer
Adventure playground, ride on train, boating lake, children’s sand play area, crazy golf, go karts, picnic area and shop.
Castle Kennedy & Lochinch Gardens
Famous for it’s azaleas, rhododendrons and magnolias. There’s also a walled garden, monkey puzzle avenue and impressive lily pond.
Cream o’ Galloway at the Gatehouse of Fleet is an adventure playground suitable for all ages. Including indoor play barn, cycle hire, nature trails and more.
Gem Rock Museum
One of the finest collections of gemstones, crystals, minerals, rocks and fossils in Great Britain and a fully interactive audio visual experience.
Logan Botanical Gardens
Described as a “touch of the exotic”, this garden is home to the most spectacular collection of bizarre and unusual plants.
Logan Fish Pond
Fully restored Victorian Fish Larder in a unique setting. Touch and feel the fish as they swim around the tidal pool.
Mabie Farm Park, Dumfries
Feed and pet the many varieties of animals, quad bikes, water slides, grass sledging, paddle boats, astro slide, indoor play area, farm shop and tea room.
Portpatrick is one of the most picturesque ports in Scotland. The harbour is still the focal point of the village, sustaining a small fishing industry.
Day Trips To Ireland
Day excursions depart from Cairnryan, by high speed ferries and coaches to give excellent tours to Ireland visiting the Old Bushmills Distillery, Giants Causeway, Mountains of Mourne, Belfast Zoo and Belfast City.