Stranraer is a beautiful city in the southwest of Scotland. With an unique scenery and a fascinating history, Stranraer is the place to visit, no matter if you are willing to have a relaxing vacation or one in which you can experience a true Scottish adventure. Stranraer has a population of more than 10.500 inhabitants, and the city is best known for the ferry port that connects Scotland with Belfast.
Stranraer began developing as a port city starting with the 1820s. The city is filled with historical buildings, restaurants, but also shops, from where tourists will be able to buy all kind of souvenirs. Anyway, Stranraer is the best location you can opt for if you plan on having a relaxing vacation, in which you can enjoy a natural beauty, while visiting important attractions of the city, such as The Wigtown, the impressive monastery Glenluce Abby, the Stranraer Botanic Garden or the Glenwhan Gardens.
Castle of St. John is, without a doubt, a place that is worth to be visited when being in Stranraer. During the years, Castle of St. John has been used with many purposes, as a home, prison, but also as a military garrison. Currently, the castle is a museum in which you will be able to visit some impressive collections. Castle of St. John was built in the early 1500s.
Stranraer Museum is located in the Old Town Hall. The building itself is really fascinating, as it was built in 1776. Various collections representative for the history of the city are displayed here and can be visited by all tourists.
The North West Castle is another place that should be visited by tourists who plan on arriving to Stranraer soon. This castle was built in 1820 and it surely has a fascinating architecture. Now, the North West Castle hosts the first hotel in the world with an indoor curling ice rink.