Knockinaam Lodge is a wonderful luxury boutique hotel with self-catering options in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Tel: +44(0)1776 810 471
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Knockinaam Lodge is located in the extreme South West of Scotland in the county of Wigtownshire within the district of Dumfries and Galloway.

The hotel is at the end of a single-track lane, which winds down to 30 acres of gardens and woodland surrounded by gorse-clad cliffs to sit next to the Irish Sea. 

The path from the hotel through the gardens takes you down to a private beach and uninterrupted views over to Northern Ireland.

Not far from the hotel is the ancient Dunskey Castle built around 1510 by the Adairs of Kilhilt but long since ruined having been plundered and burned.  It still creates an ominous presence over the quaint village of Portpatrick.

Of all the small villages in the area Portpatrick is the most picturesque.  Portpatrick was a thriving harbour village founded as a major trade route for the area thanks to its close proximity to Northern Ireland.  After the steamer services moved to nearby Stranraer and left the village harbour in disuse, fishing took over as the principle industry.  A small fishing fleet still remains in Portpatrick and the village also proves a popular retreat with pleasure crafts.

The Mull of Galloway is a short drive from the hotel and has the claim to fame as being the most Southerly point in Scotland, it is even further South than Newcastle.  Here you will find a RSPB visitor centre housed next to the imposing lighthouse keeping guard over the 260ft cliffs, lighthouse information exhibition and coffee shop.

Thanks to the temperate climate in the Rhins of Galloway there are an abundance of wonderful gardens to visit.  These range from individual gardens built from love and now open to the public to estate gardens that once would have only been for the nobility of the area to Logan Botanic Gardens, affiliated with the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.

Location

Knockinaam Lodge is located in the extreme South-West of Scotland in the district of Dumfries and Galloway, in the county known as Wigtownshire.

The hotel is at the end of a single-track lane, which winds down to 30 acres of gardens and woodland surrounded by gorse-clad cliffs to sit next to the Irish Sea.

Directions to Knockinaam Lodge from Glasgow

If coming from Glasgow Airport, take the M8 eastbound towards Glasgow to Exit 24 and follow the signs for the M77 and Kilmarnock. If coming from Glasgow, take M8 westbound to Exit 22 and follow M77 and then A77 towards Kilmarnock. Follow the A77 through Ayr to Stranraer. As you enter Stranraer, watch for sign A77 Portpatrick. Follow A77 towards Portpatrick, you will pass through the small village of Lochans. From the resume speed signs on the western outskirts of Lochans, proceed 1.9 miles, watch a large brown and white Tourist Board sign for Knockinaam Lodge, take this turning on the left and proceed past the smokehouse for 3 miles. Knockinaam is signposted at each intersection. Entrance to Knockinaam is 4/10ths of a mile past the third directional sign and is on the left indicated by 2 small signs on our fence opposite Chestnut Lodge.

Directions to Knockinaam Lodge from Edinburgh

Coming from Edinburgh, take M8 westbound through Glasgow to Exit 22 and follow M77 and then A77 towards Kilmarnock. Follow the A77 through Ayr to Stranraer. As you enter Stranraer, watch for sign A77 Portpatrick. Follow A77 towards Portpatrick, you will pass through the small village of Lochans. From the resume speed signs on the western outskirts of Lochans, proceed 1.9 miles, watch a large brown and white Tourist Board sign for Knockinaam Lodge, take this turning on the left and proceed past the smokehouse for 3 miles. Knockinaam is signposted at each intersection. Entrance to Knockinaam is 4/10ths of a mile past the third directional sign and is on the left indicated by 2 small signs on our fence opposite Chestnut Lodge.

The nearest train station to the Lodge is Stranraer Harbour, approximately 6 miles or 15 minute drive.

The nearest ferry to the Lodge is at Cairnryan, approximately 13 miles or 25 minutes drive.

The nearest airport to the Lodge is Prestwick Airport, approximately 65 miles or 1.5 hours drive.

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Knockinaam Lodge, Portpatrick, Stranraer DG9 9AD      Tel: +44(0)1776 810 471
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