Portpatrick

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  • Portpatrick is a small fishing village cut into a cleft in steep cliffs with a rescent shaped harbour. Popular location for clifftop walks and beaches both north and south. The Gulf Stream, flowing in from the north, gives the coastline a pleasant climate, in which subtropical plant life can flourish.

    In the 18th and 19th centuries, Portpatrick was important as a ferry port for passengers, postal mail and freight between Ireland and Scotland. During this period (1759–1826), Portpatrick was described as the Gretna Green for Ireland. There was a daily packet boat from Donaghadee, and marriages for couples from Ireland were conducted by the Church of Scotland minister in Portpatrick.

    However, in the late 19th century Portpatrick’s vulnerability to strong westerly winds made it unviable for larger ships, and most of the profitable trading routes were diverted to nearby Stranraer.

  • Portpatrick Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Saturday.

    Today's Forecast
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again in the evening, and breezy overnight.
     
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    16
       60%  49%   1 mph
      4:56 am    9:41 pm
    Sunday, May 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    12
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    15
       33%  83%   13 mph
      4:55 am    9:42 pm

    Monday, May 29th
     Rain until evening.
     
    12
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    15
       82%  91%   8 mph
      4:54 am    9:44 pm
    Tuesday, May 30th
     Drizzle until afternoon and breezy in the evening.
     
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    15
       29%  58%   12 mph
      4:53 am    9:45 pm

    Wednesday, May 31st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
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    15
       8%  57%   7 mph
      4:52 am    9:46 pm
    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Light rain overnight.
     
    8
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    16
       17%  88%   13 mph
      4:51 am    9:48 pm

    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
    9
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    16
       65%  57%   7 mph
      4:50 am    9:49 pm
    Saturday, Jun 3rd
     Light rain starting in the evening.
     
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    15
       52%  42%   9 mph
      4:49 am    9:50 pm

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