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Portpatrick Hotel
3 out of 5
HEUGH ROAD DG98TQ, DG98TQ, Stranraer, SCT
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6.73 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (106 reviews)

"I liked how clean and tidy the hotel was but the bed was a little small"…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov 2019

Portpatrick Hotel
Self Catering at The Fairways
3 out of 5
16 - 19 Chalet Road, The Fairways, Stranraer, Scotland
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7.01 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Great Apartment But With Some Deficiencies

"Overall this is an excellent property. It is a recently built spacious apartment in a small development on the outskirts of the town, but still within easy walking distance of everything. It should easily merit a score of 10 but is badly let down on a number of issues. It is owned by one of the hotels ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

Self Catering at The Fairways
Tigh Na Mara Hotel
3 out of 5
Sandhead, Stranraer, Scotland
The price is £72 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct
0.13 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (65 reviews)

"Lovely hotel.... the cabin was small but served it’s purpose. If you have a dog, remember and take a dog bed . Other than that it was a fantastic place with great attentive staff."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2019

Tigh Na Mara Hotel

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Ben Ma Cree
2.5 out of 5
Military Drive, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Scotland
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6.31 mi from city centre
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Crown Hotel
3 out of 5
9 North Crescent, Stranraer, Scotland
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The price is £65 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct
6.57 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (46 reviews)

"Ideal for our weekend break. Clean, great location with friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Crown Hotel
Apartment 19
3.5 out of 5
South Crescent, Stranraer, Scotland
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The price is £110 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct
6.49 mi from city centre
Apartment 19
No 4 Portpatrick
3.5 out of 5
4 Blair Terrace, Portpatrick, Stranraer, Stranraer, Scotland
The price is £70 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov
6.58 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)

"A very friendly welcome. Comfortable room with an EXCELLENT shower!! Our dogs were welcome. Lovely top quality breakfast. Made to feel really welcome. Reasonably priced. Following all government guidance regarding covid-19. Would recommend and if we were to return we'd return here. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

No 4 Portpatrick
Fernhill Hotel
4 out of 5
Heugh Road, Stranraer, Scotland
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The price is £89 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov
6.58 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (43 reviews)

"The property and it’s location were excellent. Very friendly staff Vegan choices were appreciated but the quality of the dishes was poor."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2020

Fernhill Hotel
Balloch O'Dee - Bluebell
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15.7 mi from city centre
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
a wee gem of a place

"Beautiful place, very relaxing and quirky. Owner is so lovely and sociable. Stayed in Bluebelle which was a great experience . Bluebelle is solar powered, unfortunately with the lack of sunshine in Scotland we didn’t have light however the owner provided us with plenty candles and was very hospitable. ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Aug 2020

Balloch O'Dee - Bluebell
Mount Stewart Hotel
4 out of 5
South Crescent, Stranraer, Scotland
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The price is £90 per night from 29 Oct to 30 Oct
6.49 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (11 reviews)

"Lovely location on top of hill with great sea views. Our room, Buchanan, had a table and chairs in front of window with sofa and then bed behind them. Could see the sea from all. Bed was comfy and bath also has sea view. Staff friendly and very accommodating (went during COVID circuit breaker 2 weeks). ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2020

Mount Stewart Hotel
No.7 Coastal Cottage, Sandhead
7 Bowling Green Rd, Stranraer, SCT
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0.22 mi from city centre
No.7 Coastal Cottage, Sandhead
North West Castle Hotel
3 out of 5
Port Rodie, Stranraer, Scotland
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The price is £84 per night from 31 Oct to 1 Nov
7.2 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (135 reviews)

"Yes,could definitely do with a new paint job on rhe outside and the swimming changing areas are in desperate need of an upgrade but that apart,i would rate this Hotel as 5 star material. Covid safe but not ridiculously strict on face coverings,which was fantastic. Great parking and the rooms very ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

North West Castle Hotel
Thistle Inn
3 out of 5
47 DALRYMPLE STREET, Stranraer, Scotland
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The price is £50 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct
6.97 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (24 reviews)

"It was a one night stop over to catch an early ferry. Execellent location and perfect for its purpose."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar 2020

Thistle Inn
Knockinaam Lodge
5 out of 5
Portpatrick, Stranraer, Scotland
The price is £330 per night from 5 Nov to 6 Nov
4.63 mi from city centre
4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Quiet and relaxing

"Pleasant homely hotel. Superb food (fine dining - tasting menu, small portions) quaint bar. We were the only couple and there was a large well behaved group too. Very secluded, looks onto the shoreline- a lovely view at breakfast. We enjoyed our overnight."…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2019

Knockinaam Lodge
Rhins of Galloway
4 out of 5
A77 Coastal Road, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £88 per night from 26 Oct to 27 Oct
10.2 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (111 reviews)

"Excellent room great service comfy bed left early so did not sample breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Rhins of Galloway
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Pocket Guide: Sandhead

Visiting Sandhead

Guests will appreciate the bars, restaurants and beaches in Sandhead. This welcoming, seaside city also attracts visitors with its gardens, beer and live music.

  • You'll find Expedia hotels in the surrounding area
  • July is the most expensive month to travel here, whereas April is the most economical
  • Closest major airport is in Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), 50.5 mi (81.3 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing around Sandhead

  • Well-known for its live music scene and cultural attractions, such as Stranraer Museum and Lighthouse Exhibition
  • The beaches, the sea and gardens provide a picturesque setting, and places to consider visiting are Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan Beach, and Castle Kennedy Gardens

Getting around Sandhead

There are plenty of options for getting around Sandhead. You can ride a ferry across the water to see more of the area.

Staying in Sandhead

You may appreciate Tigh Na Mara Hotel for a charming or small, stylish hotel.

Tigh Na Mara Hotel, a favourite with Expedia travellers, has a 4 out of 5 user rating.

Dressing for Sandhead

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 9°C and the nighttime average to be 3°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 17°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • July to September averages 18°C during the day and 10°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 14°C during the day and 5°C at night
  • About 25 millimetres of rain falls on Sandhead each year

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place for a stay in Sandhead?
Based on our traveller data, Tigh Na Mara Hotel is one of the top choices for your stay. This 3-star inn offers free breakfast and a restaurant. No.7 Coastal Cottage, Sandhead is another good choice for your trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Sandhead, will I receive a refund?
Yes! The majority of hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you might be able to cancel it and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Enter dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Sandhead.
What are some hotels with pools in Sandhead?
Thornbank House: Features free self-parking and an indoor pool. Also, another option that offers an on-site pool is North West Castle Hotel.

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