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Cairnryan Tourist Guide

Cairnryan Visitor Information

Cairnryan is a port town with an interesting maritime past. The village overlooks Loch Ryan and is located on the lake's northern edge. There are plenty of tourist attractions to be discovered in the surrounding Dumfries and Galloway region including wildlife, museums and wonderful gardens. Popular activities in the area are golfing and cycling, while the rugged hills and gentle slopes offer great trekking and spectacular scenery.

For those tourists to Cairnryan who love to fish, Loch Ryan is a perfect spot and is renowned for its excellent Conger eel. There are more well stocked lakes and good salmon rivers to be found in the local area. Nearby Portpatrick and Stranrear offer fishing at sea and you can join organised sea fishing trips which leave from here.

The hills above Cairnryan is perfect for a walking holiday; while golf, angling, pony-trekking, bird watching and trekking are also popular activities in the area. From Cairnryan, you could also make pleasant day trips to destinations in Northern Ireland. The area of Cairnryan also has some historic interest which can be discovered in one of the many excellent museums and galleries.

Cairnryan Hotels

Cairnryan town offers a limited choice of accommodation although the surrounding area is full of good places to stay, including hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts. Nearby Stranraer has options including the Lake View Guesthouse and Rhins of Galloway Bed & Breakfast. Both situated with views overlooking Loch Ryan.