Stranraer Museum

Dumfries & Galloway

This museum houses exhibits on local history and you can learn about Stranraer's polar explorers. The highlight is the carved stone pipe from Madagascar. Temporary exhibitions by local artists are also on display.

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2. Castle Kennedy Gardens


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3. Logan Botanic Garden

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4. Mull of Galloway

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5. Mull of Galloway Visitor Centre

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6. Lighthouse Exhibition

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You can learn more about the Stevenson clan of lighthouse builders in the small exhibition at the lighthouse's base.

7. Mull of Galloway Lighthouse

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8. Torhouse Stone Circle

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Four miles west of Wigtown, off the B733, this well-preserved ruin dates from the 2nd millennium BC.