Tigh Na Mara Hotel

Main Street, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 9JF, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Stranraer

Driving in Scotland and dual carriageways

A travel blog entry by big_red_truck

Actually, we were a little south of Stranraer in Sandhead.... The drive down from Ardrossan to Stranraer is beautiful and would have been a lot more fun if it wasn't for all of the "average speed" cameras. We were making the drive a little before sunset too so it was especially pretty. And the Ford C-Max dutifully slung us around the corners I …

Lighting the Rhinns of Galloway

A travel blog entry by deb.nicholls56


... 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 ...

Despite the rain!

A travel blog entry by deb.nicholls56


... well placed to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. There is
also a 17acre Moorland Walk, an interesting combination of cultivation versus
wild. Bluebells grow in and between broom, blackberry and bracken. Birdlife
include a number of lyre bird pairs, their unique calls echoing throughout the

My evening
meal was Thai Chicken at the Crown Hotel in Portpatrick. Filling but not sure
about the Thai influence!


Venture into Dunfries and Galloway

A travel blog entry by deb.nicholls56


... wipers being on opposite sides; how to
adjust the volume on the radio etc! I also did not have a decent map! Despite
all this, I made it to Portpatrick.

Driving most
of the way on the A702, I was very pleased when I passed the sign indicating my
entry into Dumfries and Galloway. I stopped for lunch at the Clatteringshaws
Loch Visitor Centre. A short walk along the loch’s edge leads you to Bruce’s
Stone, ...

Kevin's interview from Dee

A travel blog entry by kevdeeworldtour

... to pay for them.

What are you looking forward to the most ?

Not driving !

No daily deadlines except for self –imposed ones

Time to sit and read a book

Trans Mongolian Express

Experiencing all the different cultures

Learning more about each other

Skiing !!

What are you most nervous about ?

Not knowing or understanding a different culture. ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Main Street, Stranraer, is near Castle Kennedy Gardens.
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