Cross Haven Guest House
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... absolutely beautiful day. We couldn't have asked for better weather. And the course has spectacular views as many holes sit along the coastline. My first round of course on a links course and I am happy to say I only lost 4 balls! Got back to Troon for a quick bite to eat, catch up on the blog and will be off to bed right away as we have an early start ...
... the lighthouse.
It stands above a beach the stretches for miles to the north.
The main draw card to Dunskey Gardens and Maze is a charming
18th century walled garden that has been revitalised and replanted
in recent years. The gardens also has glasshouses, built in Victorian times. I
took myself on a quick walk around, but returned to the tearoom for the start of
the tour ...
... relating the
changes in women’s fashion to the suffragette movement and information about
the local framing history, particularly cheese making. There is currently a
temporary exhibition called ‘Teen Comics: Action, Adventure and Agony Aunts’. A
history of British comics from the 1950’s to the present day. It is supported
by a display of school children’s attempts at their own comic drawings. An intriguing
... boulder which marks the spot where Robert the Bruce defeated
the English in 1307.This is also known for its Dark Sky, that is a place where the night sky is extremely clear and so you can see numerous stars. The car park has information boards to help identify what you are seeing.
I continued onto Portpatrick, a seaside village on the
Rhinns of Galloway. It will be my base for the next 3 nights while I explore
the gardens of Galloway.
The wind has been howling all night and the rain lashing. We decide to have a lie in and a slow morning. Although it's overcast it feels warm and the outlook is good. We drive into Stranraer as we need to find a launderette. We finally find it and deposit it in a large machine then go off for a look around Stranraer. I am in need of some new socks, I have loads at home but didn't pack enough. Just like I packed far too many skirts and blouses, I simply don't need them! We ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCross Haven Guest House Stranraer
Stayed four days while healing from strained and bruised muscles. Was made to feel at home. Great breakfasts, quiet nights, across the street from the Ryan Leisure Center swimming pool.
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