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  • Scottish widlife haven in scenic surrounds
  • Six miles from Stranraer
  • Take the nearby ferry for a day trip to Belfast

A stunningly scenic break in Scotland – with a quick day-trip jaunt over to Belfast and the Northern Ireland countryside for a day trip sounds just tickety-boo to us. This is the flavour of North Rhinns Camping, just six miles from Stanraer and close to Cairnryan to sail straight across to Belfast – it's only a couple of miles from the rocky coast and secluded beaches facing Ireland's north-east side.

If you're sticking around on the Scottish side, a wealth of wildlife and nature is around to see – deer and hares regularly roam through the site field, and small and migrating birds are always around as well as buzzards circling overhead. The site surrounds are made up of wild scrubs of heather, whin bushes, willow trees and neighbouring grassland grazed by cattle and sheep.

A belt of trees and bushes in the North Rhinns camping field gives most pitches shelter and privacy; all pitches are in separate areas between trees and bushes. The amenities building is modern and has free hot electric showers, wheelchair access, and a wetfloor shower with a shower stool and space for assistance.

A good village shop and a bus service to Stranraer and Kirkcolm are at the nearby village of Leswalt.

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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year



Remote location

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Jumbo tent pitches


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  • Glengyre Cottage, Leswalt, Stranraer, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 0RG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 54.9405°N 5.1321°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Stranraer: Port Rodie Ferry Terminal — 5.0 miles
Glenluce (Dumfries & Galloway) Coach Stop — 13.4 miles
Newton Stewart: Dashwood Square Coach Stop — 25.8 miles
Train stations
Stranraer Rail Station — 4.8 miles
Barrhill Rail Station — 17.6 miles
Girvan Rail Station — 24.0 miles
Ferry ports
Stranraer Ferry Terminal — 4.9 miles
Cairnryan Stena Line Ferry Terminal — 4.9 miles
Cairnryan Stena Line Ferry Terminal — 4.9 miles
Campbeltown Machrihanish Airport — 40.3 miles


From Stranraer take the A718 towards Kirkcolm. At the roundabout continue straight ahead to Leswalt (campsite signposted at crossroads in Leswalt). Go straight through the village and continue up the hill. We are 1 mile further on the left.

From Portpatrick take the road towards Leswalt. At T-junction turn left and then immediately turn right towards Galdenoch Coup. At the next T-junction turn right. We are 200 yards uphill on the right.

There is a train and coach station at Stranraer. The local bus service to Leswalt is 2 miles away. We can arrange to collect campers (staying a minimum of 2 nights) from Stranraer or Leswalt, given prior notice. Please call the site/park using the contact details provided in the booking confirmation email.

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

This is wildlife watching land: as well as the birds and animals directly around North Rhinns Camping, the Rhins of Stranraer can have nature watchers spotting seals, spying birds of prey like peregrine falcons, and training binoculars on the steep sheer cliffs to see the likes of guillemots, razorbills, fulmars, gulls, cormorants and shags.

Many walks and bike rides are also around the area, both on the waymarked trails of the Rhins and on the quiet roads all around. Several fishing lochs are about too: try Soulseat Loch and Knockquassen Reservoir, sea fishing from the coast, or the River Cree just outside the Rhins.

Guests could also visit the Gardens of Galloway, trek around the area's ruined castles and amble around the local harbour villages like Luce Bay, Portpatrick and Sandhead. Stranraer six miles away is home of Stranraer Museum, the medieval townhouse Castle of St. John and North West Castle, the first hotel in the world with a curling ice rink (we hear the Scots are pretty cool at curling).

If you're making the day return trip from Cairnryan to Belfast, take the 96 Metro bus or a ten-minute taxi journey to Belfast city centre from the ferry port for a tour of the City Hall, lunch in one of the old city pubs (try White's Tavern or the Mourne Seafood Bar) and an open bus tour of Belfast's historical sites in the afternoon.

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.

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.

Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 7 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 8.30am.
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.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

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.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Please note cooking is not permitted in the pod or on the decking, cooking platforms are provided outside.

On arrival, please call in at the cottage.

Dogs' owners are kindly asked to provide the type of breed of their pet by using the 'special requests' box on the booking form.