Things to do in Port William

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Things to Do in Port William

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  • Richard H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is where the saying gods country comes from.absolutely exhilarating this air will extend your life traffic practically nonexistent.
    Written 19 April 2023
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  • David R
    Glasgow, UK535 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    When after climbing the many, steep. steps to get to the top you find that there is nothing much there you might be a little disappointed. A little bit of earthworks, some information (most of that is at the bottom at the limited car-parking spot) and.. a really great view!

    It is a free attraction, and a nice place to go to tick off the list, but not one that is "required" really. We did find an adder sunbathing on the path at the bottom, so do watch out - just in case!
    Written 7 April 2022
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  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is the ruins of a place of pilgrimage, it sits by the side of the road, you cant miss it as it's well sign posted. There is only a small info board onsite and has beautiful views. Worth a quick stop if passing by.
    Written 27 November 2021
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  • Alexander R
    North Ayrshire, UK325 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Delightful statue of man looking out to sea.Perfect for an unusual photo op,Just across from the cafe parking lot.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • David R
    Glasgow, UK535 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We've been coming to the area for years and always visit this bronzed chap as we pass. When young, the kids like to go and stand with him as he leans on the fence and looks out over the water. one of the few 'public' artworks that we all like!
    Written 7 April 2022
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  • maltbee2016
    Kilmarnock, UK22 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    We never even got into the caravan. Arrived and nobody to give us a key, the office was locked and we had to drive all the way back home again. Really looking forward to the 3 night break with our friends Labrador having lots of "walkies" and swimming. We have had no help from TripAdvisor vacation rentals who promised to contact the owner to get a refund (£154.58) and 6weeks on we are still waiting. I've always given good reviews in the past but this was an absolute disaster. Will definitely not book with Trip Advisor again
    Written 15 May 2022
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  • David H
    Bristol, UK258 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This ancient religious site is off the beaten track, but worth seeking out. Follow signs to Elrig from the A747. Half a mile north of the village a narrow lane leads to Airylick Farm where cars can be left by the barn. Then follow the drive to the gates of Elrig House where the route to the church across fields is signposted.
    Recent excavations at Barhobble have led to the rediscovery of a lost Dark Age chapel.
    The restored remains can be seen of a stone church which was constructed around AD1125 and continued in use until the 12th century.
    During excavation traces of a small Dark Age chapel were found beneath the stone church. It had been built in timber around 1050 and was surrounded by a large cemetery. A number of stone grave markers were decorated with pagan Scandinavian symbols. Finds from the excavation are on display in the Visitor Centre at Whithorn.
    From the car parking area, there is a view across to the House of Elrig where Gavin Maxwell, author of "Ring of Bright Water" spent some of his childhood.
    Written 4 May 2017
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