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- Fishing and birdwatching haven on the Rhins
- Clean and modern facilities
- Close to Stranraer for ferry trips to and from Ireland
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 friendly Clashwhannon Caravan Park in Stranraer, a fishing site set on 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. (If you want to stroll off site, there are two pubs within half a mile.)
Facilities are modern and sparklingly clean, and include a launderette and wifi as well as up to date showers and loos. And it's all a friendly vibe here: 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.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
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
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 12.9 miles
12.9 miles Stranraer: Port Rodie Ferry Terminal — 15.3 miles
15.3 miles Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 24.5 miles
- Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 15.6 miles
15.6 miles Barrhill Rail Station — 28.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 15.4 miles
15.4 miles Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 19.2 miles
19.2 miles Cairnryan Ferry Terminal — 19.2 miles
Glasgow Prestwick International Airport — 57.4 miles
From the south:
Follow the A75 to Stranraer and before Dunragit turn left onto the B7084 signposted Sandhead, Drummore. Keep left onto the B7084 until it joins the A716 then take the A716 following the signs for Drummore and Mull of Galloway.
Turn left a quarter-mile after the 'Welcome to Drummore' sign.
From the north:
Follow the A77 into the centre of Stranraer and drive out of Stranraer on the A77 Stoneykirk road for Drummore, Stoneykirk and Portpatrick. Keep left on the A716; do not follow signs for Portpatrick but drive through the village of Stoneykirk. Follow the A716 to the village of Drummore and turn left a quarter-mile after the 'Welcome to Drummore' sign. Clashwhannon Caravan Park is 17 miles out from the town of Stranraer.
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.
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