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Visit Stranraer- Things to do and places to see !
Stranraer is not a very big town in southern Scotland, but it has quite a lot to offer that is of historical interest to those who visit, the Castle of St. John for example, which was built in 1500. The Castle is set in the middle of a busy, thriving town centre and nowadays houses a museum, it is open to the public and you should call for details.. If you like walking then there are plenty of wonderful walks in the Stranraer area, and those who are prepared to walk three miles, will eventually make their way to Castle Kennedy and Gardens. If you want a bit of a change of scene later in the day then take a look around the gardens The kids should enjoy a visit to the gardens or you may want to get a sitter on the day that you go to look at it
Agnew Park is great for a day out with the family and has plenty to offer everyone, from pedal boats and train rides to crazy golf, the park also has an adventure playground. Sit up and enjoy watching the ferries as they set off for Ireland. If you feel like something a bit more sedate than a visit to Agnew Park. Logan Botanic Garden is said to be the largest one in the country and well worth a visit. The Gardens are full of weird and wonderful plants, which turns the Gardens into a planter’s paradise. For golfers the Stranraer Golf Club couldn’t be a better place to enjoy the afternoon and maybe practice a few strokes, and then relax with a long cool drink on the terrace at the end of the day you can return to your hotel. Visit the company’s website for further information. regarding opening hours etc.
Just take a short journey up to Dumfries and have a look around the town, here you will find the Robert Burns Centre, which is dedicated to Scotland’s famous poet Robbie Burns. The house is designed to tell the story of what was going on at various key points over the past few years. The centre houses many of the original documents and artefacts that belonged to the poet throughout his lifetime. You will be able to see a fascinating model of Dumfries as it was in the seventeen nineties, if you want to read more of the work of Robbie Burns then why not treat yourself to something from the Centre’s bookshop.
The Robert Burns Centre also houses the RBC Film Centre. The film centre offers a wide range of productions throughout the year. Some of the films that are shown include foreign language films, low budget independent films as well as documentaries. If you want to know more about the history and inhabitants of Stranraer, then visits to the castle museum and the centre should be of interest.