The delightful little costal town of Portpatrick is one of the most southwesterly points of Scotland, but while accessing it may be tricky, the journey is oh-so-worth it. Not only does the route into this town take in some of Scotland's most delightful scenery, once you arrive, you will be treated to the many delights of this quaint Scottish costal town.
Portpatrick is a historical little town built around a beautiful harbour, allowing its visitors to while away countless hours pottering around the boats and strolling along the water's edge. The town's history stretches back over 500 years and there are many charming little examples of architecture - such as the unusually shaped parish church - that harks back to Portpatrick's past as an important port from which passengers could travel to and from Ireland. In fact, due to its position on the Rhins of Galloway, it is actually possible to take in views of the Northern Irish coast from both stunning cliff-top walks and the
town's delightful little beaches.
For those looking to absorb some fresh air while enjoying some truly beautiful views, Portpartick is a must-visit location. It is even more attractive for those who like to capture life through a lens, as the picture-perfect harbour practically begs to be photographed whatever the weather. Perhaps the best views are to be enjoyed from the southern end of this harbour village, where you can also visit the harbour's lighthouse.
Once a bustling port town, Portpatrick is now one of Scotland's most delightful harbour towns and offers visitors a perfect place to enjoy a slower pace of life.