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The Mull of Galloway is Scotland`s most southerly point.  We often refer to “The Mull” as Scotland`s Lands End.  The Rhins Peninsula is a bit like a miniature Cornwall with its many villages, cliff top walks and stunning coastal scenery. The Mull of Galloway is much, much quieter than Cornwall and the parking is free!

While not strictly speaking a village in its own right, the Mull of Galloway was once home to many lighthouse keepers. The three former lighthouse keepers cottages are now self-catering holiday cottages and are managed by the Mull of Galloway Trust following a community buy-out in  August 2013.

The Mull of Galloway is a very popular destination for visitors – a “must do” when you are in the  Stranraer area.

The Lighthouse Tower is open to the public and the views from the top are stunning. you can see four countries – Galloway in Scotland, Cumbria in England, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man!

There is also an interesting exhibition in the former engine room with artefacts and information relating to the lighthouse in years gone by.

A short walk from the Lighthouse is an RSPB reserve and Visitor Centre from which you can watch nesting birds on the cliffs via closed circuit cameras. You can also see hundreds of gannets on the nearby Scar Rocks. If you are lucky you may even see puffins or porpoises!

Also nearby is Gallie Craig Coffee House and Visitor Centre. Gallie Craig was built in 2004 and is right on the cliff edge. It was built to blend into the landscape and has a grass roof and lots of windows so  you can enjoy the awesome views while enjoying a coffee or snack. The Coffee House also has an outside terrace overhanging the cliff edge and is great for viewing the whirlpool caused by the meeting of several tides. Porpoise and basking sharks can also regularly be seen.

The Mull of Galloway Trail – a 24 mile coastal path from Stranraer ends here and the Mull itself offers great opportunities for wonderful walks ranging from 15 minutes to several hours

Words can never do justice to the Mull of Galloway. Although it is a peninsula, it is so narrow you have the sense of being on an island.#

New for 2018, the Mull of Galloway Fog Horn has been fully restored and a special event is being held at 12.30 on Sunday 1 April when the fog horn will be sounded for the first time since 1987! A piper will welcome you, Portpatrick Brewery will be on hand as they named their Fog Horn IPA after the Mull of Galloway Fog Horn. Refreshments will also be available and you will have the opportunity to admire and fond out about the magnificent engines which power the fog horn.

Image Credits:-

Main Photo of Lighhtouse – Courtesy of Derek Beattie Photography

Other Photos – Alison Smith, Galloway Media  & Fred Findlay



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