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Stranraer, Scotland, United Kingdom
Nov 28 — Nov 292
Stranraer, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Stranraer:$105/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$45/night
Cheapest day:Thursday
Most expensive day:Sunday
$65 - $152
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$93 - $218
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Hotel prices in Stranraer

3 stars

$61 - $115

The Swan Inn

Best value

The Swan Inn
7.7 Good
$61
Avg. per night

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Where to stay in Stranraer

About Stranraer

Tucked away at the top of Loch Ryan, Stranraer is the gateway to the Rhinns of Galloway. The port town combines historical castles and heritage gardens with wild landscapes, from rugged cliffs to sandy beaches.

Things to do

Retrace the enthralling story of the Castle of St. John, a medieval tower at the heart of Stranraer. Built in the 1500s by the tumultuous Adairs of Kinhilt, the tower has served many purposes over the years, from a prison to a courthouse and military garrison. Explore the interactive exhibit before climbing the tower for views over Loch Ryan.

Visit Castle Kennedy Gardens, renowned for its rare and wonderful plants. The 14th-century castle rests amid 30 hectares of gorgeous grounds and two shimmering lochs. Admire the Victorian lily pad pond, stroll through the herbaceous borders and follow the woodland walks to see red squirrels and otters.

Glimpse into the traditional lives of local Gallovidians at the Stranraer Museum. Housed in the historic Old Town hall, the museum illustrates the region’s history from the prehistoric times to the Victorian era. See the oldest plough in Scotland and learn about traditional dairy farming, including how to make butter on a wooden churn.

For a breath of fresh air, follow the Loch Ryan Coastal Path. The 20-kilometer trail meanders along the shores through the charming village of Cairnryan and ends at the Glenapp Church. Enjoy marvelous views along the North Rhins coastline and Ailsa Craig and see World War II gun placements along the way.

Getting around

You can fly into Glasgow Prestwick Airport and take a two-hour train to Stranraer. The town is a 1.5-hour drive from Ayr and two hours’ drive from Glasgow on the A77. Once in Stranraer, exploring on foot is easy, while buses offer convenient transport around Galloway and Dumfries.

Stranraer travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Stranraer?

    Blinkbonnie Guest House, rated with a score of 9.0 from 171 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Stranraer. Other top stays include Knockinaam Lodge, with an average rating of 9.3 from 20 reviewers, and The Homestead Guest House, with a score of 9.0 from 223 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Stranraer cost?

    $136/night is the average price of a hotel in Stranraer, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Stranraer?

    $53/night is the cheapest price found for a hotel in Stranraer by HotelsCombined users over the last 72 hours.