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East Muntloch Croft Bed & Breakfast
4 out of 5
Cairngaan Road, Mull of Galloway, Drummore, Stranraer, Scotland
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5/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)

"Warm, friendly welcome; comfortable room; superb location. When I’m next in the area this will be first on my list to check for availability."…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

East Muntloch Croft Bed & Breakfast
Thornbank House
4 out of 5
Thornbank Road, Stranraer, Scotland
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The price is £83 per night from 17 Jan to 18 Jan
5/5Exceptional! (69 reviews)

"Thornbank house hostess Fiona is very helpful and goes out of her way to make sure that you have a very pleasant stay at Thornbank, she will make you a lovely breakfast that sets you up for your day ahead, everything is set up with hand gel stations and wipes in the rooms and also in dining room ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

Thornbank House
Knockinaam Lodge
Great for families
5 out of 5
Portpatrick, Stranraer, Scotland
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4.9/5Exceptional! (15 reviews)
Families like: playground, on the beach, games and toys, free breakfast for the whole family
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

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The Auld Cairn
3 out of 5
Main Street, Stranraer, Scotland
The price is £78 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
4.7/5Exceptional! (75 reviews)
Overnight stay at The Auld Cairn

"We stayed overnight before catching the early ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast. The Auld Cairn was very convenient and comfortable, with armchairs to relax in, while drinking our tea and looking over the loch. We visited during Covid restrictions and The Auld Cairn was scrupulously clean, and had ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

The Auld Cairn
Torrs Warren Country House Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Grey Hill Road, Stoneykirk, Stranraer, Scotland
The price is £54 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
4.6/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
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"Excellent stay again! Second visit for us & as fabulous as the first time round! Very friendly people highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

Torrs Warren Country House Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Cross Haven Guest House
4.5 out of 5
Lewis Street, Stranraer, Scotland
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4.4/5Excellent! (38 reviews)

"Excellent guest house, clean & great value for money. We were well looked after & fabulous full English breakfast made to order. Couldn’t fault it. Location fab for us for Ryan Centre & also free parking. Definitely recommend a visit."…"

Reviewed on 19 Dec 2019

Cross Haven Guest House
Tigh Na Mara Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Sandhead, Stranraer, Scotland
The price is £72 per night from 15 Feb to 16 Feb
4.3/5Excellent! (70 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, near the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
holiday at Tigh Na Mara

"Stayed for 6 days. Good Location for beach front. Food at Tigh Na Mara Hotel was fantastic ..plenty of it. Staff really Good. Room good size and warm. Had TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Will be going again"…"

Reviewed on 31 Aug 2020

Tigh Na Mara Hotel
Dunskey Guest House
Great for families
3 out of 5
Heugh Road, Stranraer, SCT
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4.2/5Excellent! (85 reviews)
Families like: free breakfast for the whole family, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"Good parking and access. A very comfortable family room."…"

Reviewed on 16 Aug 2019

Dunskey Guest House
Portpatrick Hotel
3 out of 5
HEUGH ROAD DG98TQ, DG98TQ, Stranraer, SCT
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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

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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:
  • Countryside
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions

What's Stranraer like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Stranraer is a great choice if you’ve been thinking about a holiday with the children. The archaeological sites and ferry rides are just a couple of things that make this an attractive spot for a family holiday. Fly into Glasgow (PIK-Prestwick), which is located 45 mi (72.4 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay when travelling with children to Stranraer?
Lochans Lodge is a top 3.5-star B&B on Expedia for families, and features free parking and free breakfast. Other choices for your family trip include Drumcuan Bed & Breakfast and Thornbank House.
How many family-friendly hotels should I expect to find in Stranraer?
Expedia has 16 hotels in Stranraer that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Stranraer?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 14°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual precipitation for Stranraer is 1322 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Stranraer?
While you are visiting Stranraer, you and the family may want to explore some interesting spots such as Cairnryan Port, Mull of Galloway Trail - North and Mull of Galloway Trail - South. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Ayrshire Coastal Path Trail Head and Port Logan Beach.
What's the best way for us to get around Stranraer?
If you want to explore the larger area, take a train from Stranraer Station. Stranraer might not have many public transport options, so consider renting a car to explore more.

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