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What’s your idea of the perfect family holiday? Galloway has so much to offer – a lovely climate, glorious beaches, gorgeous scenery and fresh air by the load. The Gulf Stream washes our shores, so the climate’s mild all year round – look out for the palm trees as you travel about!

Knockinaam House is 5 minutes drive to Portpatrick and less than 30 minutes’ drive to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s most southerly point. Explore no fewer than six stunning gardens at the Rhins of Galloway – or visit the lighthouse and see the spectacular view from the balcony. Find out how the old lighthouses worked from the Lighthouse Exhibition in the engine room.
Scotland is a golfer’s paradise, and Galloway is no exception – there are half a dozen brilliant courses within easy reach of Knockinaam Farm. Here are a selection of courses available within the area:
Get down to the old fishing village of Portpatrick and try your hand at sea fishing or ask about freshwater fishing permits.
There are some nice places to eat close by, with mouth watering menus. Please see some below:
Knockinaam is featured on the 100 BEST GUIDE to Galloway self catering
Knockinaam House is a few minutes’ drive from Portpatrick, nestled in the lee of Knockinaam Wood. Call us or send an email to book your stay and start to look forward to a relaxing holiday with all the fresh sea air you could wish for!
Birdlovers are in for a real treat. The RSPB reserve is home to a great variety of species – guillemot, kittiwake, peregrine and puffin.
From the circular walk around the cliff tops, many people have been lucky enough to spot pods of porpoise in the bay.
There are so many lovely walks in the area you could spend a lifetime exploring them. We have every kind of sea shore you could want, too, from beautiful sandy beaches, to spectacular cliffs and pretty coves. There’s a swimming pool in Stranraer if the sea’s too cold for you.
If you're looking for a range of things to do in and around Portpatrick, then visit Loch Ryan Leisure. They offer RIB boat rides, fishing trips and RYB Power Boat courses. Why not try your hand at some mountain biking with 7 Staines mountain bike trials. If biking isn't your thing then how about walking coast to coast with Southern Upland Way. If you just want to sit down with a nice hot drink and enjoy the views then Gallie Craig Coffee House - an award winning cliff top coffee house is the place to visit.

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Galloway has so much to offer – a lovely climate, glorious beaches, gorgeous scenery and fresh air by the ton
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