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Rugged coastline, mild climate, fishing and birdwatching from shore and boat, views overlooking the lush waters of Luce Bay…those whannon all these on a scenic Scottish break will find them at the friendly Clashwhannon Caravan Park in Stranraer, a fishing fairyland snuggled into the southern part of the Rhins at Drummore and surrounded by water on three sides for an island feel.
This corner of unspoilt Scotland is known for its fishing and birdwatching, or you might just want to let others in your party expend the energy while you sit back and take in the views…you can always meet up later for top nosh and a drink at Clashwhannon’s on-site bar. Or, if you want to stroll off site, there are two pubs within half a mile.
You can travel light for a Clashwhannon trip apart from your fishing rods and binoculars: the static caravans here are fully equipped, and are double-glazed so will be toasty at any time of year. Facilities are modern and sparklingly clean, and there’s a launderette and wifi on site. The amiable owners Martin and Louise can even arrange to pick you up from public transport if you need it – now that’s what we call a chilled out Galloway getaway…
Clashwhannon is within easy reach of the ferry terminal at Stranraer for anyone arriving from or going on to Ireland.
Nearby attractions and activities
Set in a spot of Scotland where the Gulf Stream flows past, the Rhins has a warm mild climate, making it a green haven for green-fingered types: the award-winning RHS Botanic Garden is at nearby Logan, with the Logan House gardens next door, and Glenwhan Gardens at Stranraer has been carefully crafted over 20 years to include all sorts of exotic plant species in its wet and dry areas.
The Rhins area has habitats galore, with woodlands and hills to amble around as well as the coastline and peaceful beaches. If you want to tee off too, there four golf courses in the area: Stranraer Golf Course on Loch Ryan, Lagganmore outside the village of Portpatrick, and Dunskey and Portpatrick Golf Course to the west; take a trip around Portpatrick afterwards to see the harbour and the ruins of sixteenth century Dunskey Castle.
Closer to home, the village of Drummore a short stroll from Clashwhannon is Scotland’s most southerly village: get sand between your toes and mind the remains of the minesweeper HMS Pagham at Drummore Bay, before puffin’ off on a day trip to the cliffs at the Mull of Galloway, the most southerly part of Scotland and home to thousands of birds including peregrine falcons, razorbills, guillemots and puffins; keep an offshore eye out for seals, dolphins and whales too. The site is an RSPB reserve so if cliff-clambering isn’t your thing, you can watch a video stream of the nesting sites in the nearby visitor centre. Much more interesting than Big Brother…
Galloway’s also known for its gourmet touch, with food from many different cultures available to all budgets, and the area has cracking coastal walks and the long safe beach at Sandhead to check out as well as more fishing spots, cantering on horseback, mountain biking and local villages to explore.
Finally, if you’re going to Clashwhannon over the summer, try and make it for Sharkatag, the Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network’s angling trip in areas including Luce Bay to catch, tag and release toothy members of the tope, the local shark species.
Attractions near Clashwhannon Caravan Park
- Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds (29.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Clashwhannon Caravan Park
Port Logan Circular (3.2 miles) Walking
The Mull of Galloway, Walk 1 (4.5 miles) Walking
MULL OF GALLOWAY & SCAR ROCKS (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 21/05/2003) (4.6 miles) Birdwatching
Overall rating based
Liked: We liked the caravan site very much. The staff and owners to the site were very welcoming so much so that we may book again later in the year. Despite the harsh weather conditions the caravan was very warm
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 12.9mi
Stranraer: Port Rodie Ferry Terminal — 15.3mi
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 24.5mi
- Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 15.6mi
Barrhill Rail Station — 28.1mi
- Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 15.4mi
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 19.2mi
Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 19.2mi
- Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 57.4mi
From the south:
Follow the A75 to Stranraer. Before Dunragit turn left onto the B7084 sign posted Sandhead, Drummore. Keep left onto the B7084 until it joins the A716. Follow the A716 following signs for Drummore and Mull of Galloway.Turn left in 1/4 mile after the 'Welcome to Drummore' sign.
From the north:
Follow the A77 into the centre of Stranraer. Drive out of Stranraer on the A77 Stoneykirk road for Drunmore, Stoneykirk and Port Patrick. Keep left on the A716; do not follow signs for Portpatrick. Drive through the village of Stoneykirk. Follow the A716 to the village of Drummore. Turn left in 1/4 of a mile after the 'Welcome to Drummore' sign.
N.B. Clashwhannnon Caravan Park is 17 miles out from the town of Stranraer.
Permitted arrival time
After 2pm, or by arrangement
If a booking is cancelled within six weeks of the arrival date the balance is non-refundable.
Where possible we will do our utmost to change your booking dates if you are affected by unforeseen circumstances.
Please note that your deposit paid to Pitchup.com is non-refundable.
Payment of balance
The balance of your booking is due four weeks prior to arrival, or as soon as possible if your booking is for within four weeks.
After you have completed your booking the balance can be paid by contacting Clashwhannon Caravan Park using the telephone number in your confirmation and making payment over the phone.
Cards accepted on the park
Visa, Mastercard, Maestro
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