Portpatrick is just one of the many jewels in the crown of this stunningly beautiful area which has remained unspoiled for centuries. The village is perched on the cliff side overlooking the North Channel towards the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland. You could even take a ferry to Belfast and view Portpatrick from the other side! The area bears testament to the Gulf Stream with lots of palm trees and Logan Botanic Gardens where plants from the south seas thrive. This lovely little village offers lots to do whatever the time of year. The annual folk festival and Lifeboat Week are great fun and for those who want peace and quiet the long distance footpath starts here and wends its way through amazing scenery until it reaches its final destination at Cockburnspath on the east coast. The beaches around this part of the country are lovely and Killantringan just up the coast is no exception and apart from a host od sea birds you will more than likely have the beach to yourself. There are lots of golf courses to choose from including Portpatrick which is just a short stroll from Hillcroft. The Mull of Galloway is a must with its grass topped visitor centre and is Scotland’s most southerly point with amazing views of Ireland, England, Isle of Man and Scotland! Lucky visitors may spot seals and minke whales and will most certainly see a host of seabirds.