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Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020
Where should we stay in Stranraer?
The secluded destination of Stranraer is a great choice if you've been considering a holiday with the children. The archaeological sites, coffee shops and ferry rides are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Belfast (BHD-George Best Belfast City), which is located 36.9 mi (59.3 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Stranraer, you might want to consider one of the 9 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.
Families on holiday have good things to say about these types of accommodation:
Torrs Warren Country House – Offers a restaurant, free parking and free breakfast. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 3-star hotel.
Thornbank House – Features an indoor pool, free WiFi and cot rentals. The central location and breakfast options make this 4-star bed & breakfast popular with guests.
The Portpatrick Hotel and Apartments – Offers a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 2-star hotel.
The Auld Cairn – Features free parking and in-room DVD players. The comfy beds and central location make this 3-star guesthouse popular with guests.
When should we visit Stranraer?
You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use these tips to plan when to grab the children and head to Stranraer.
- Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 17°F
- Coldest months: February, January, March and April, with an average temperature of 4°F
- Driest months: June, May, July and September, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches
- Rainiest months: November, January, December and October, with an average rainfall of 3 inches
What should we see and do in Stranraer?
While you and the family are holidaying in Stranraer, you may want to explore some of the attractions here such as Cairnryan Port, Logan Botanic Garden and Port Logan Beach. Make sure that you have plenty of time during your visit for activities such as Castle Kennedy Gardens.Stranraer is also well-known for its:
- Archaeological sites
Getting around Stranraer
To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Stranraer Station. Stranraer may not have many public transport choices so consider renting a car to explore the city.