Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Stranraer

The countryside and ocean views create a pretty picture of Stranraer. Travelers appreciate the archaeology in this welcoming city. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Stranraer

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Stranraer is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ardwell Gardens (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Logan Botanic Garden (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Port Logan Beach (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Castle Kennedy Gardens (7 mi / 11.2 km)

Transportation to and around Stranraer

The nearest airport is in Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), located 36.9 mi (59.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), which is 50.7 mi (81.6 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Stranraer Station.

Where to stay around Stranraer?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 139 holiday lettings near Stranraer. From 26 Cottages to 26 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Stranraer for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Stranraer?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Stranraer. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port Logan Beach: 63 holiday lettings
  • Logan Botanic Garden: 147 holiday lettings
  • Castle Kennedy Gardens: 178 holiday lettings
  • Mull of Galloway Lighthouse: 120 holiday lettings
  • Castle of St John: 147 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Stranraer listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Stranraer?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 26 Cottages in Stranraer. Our other popular types of Stranraer holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Castles: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 26 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with internet/wifi in Stranraer?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with internet/wifi among our 123 holiday homes with internet/wifi available in Stranraer. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.