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Place Category: Activities
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 on Saturday through Thursday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Sunday.Partly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
12->190% 47% 8 mph
4:59 am 9:38 pmPartly cloudy in the morning.Friday, May 26th
14->190% 31% 11 mph
4:58 am 9:39 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Saturday, May 27th
13->1850% 61% 12 mph
4:56 am 9:41 pmDrizzle until afternoon.Sunday, May 28th
11->1565% 89% 3 mph
4:55 am 9:42 pmPartly cloudy until evening.Monday, May 29th
7->160% 52% 8 mph
4:54 am 9:44 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Tuesday, May 30th
4->174% 62% 2 mph
4:53 am 9:45 pmMostly cloudy until afternoon.Wednesday, May 31st
9->171% 51% 8 mph
4:52 am 9:46 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
7->1751% 21% 5 mph
4:51 am 9:48 pm
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