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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.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year




Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents


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  • Drummore, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 9QE
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.6960°N 4.8999°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 12.9 miles
Stranraer: Port Rodie Ferry Terminal — 15.3 miles
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 24.5 miles
Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 15.6 miles
Barrhill Rail Station — 28.1 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 15.4 miles
Cairnryan P&O Ferry Terminal — 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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

National Trust

  • Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds (29.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the terms and conditions.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

This area is not subject to city tax.

No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.