The Gardens

Gardens opening April 3rd 2015 till October.

Visitors can explore the Walled Garden using the wide gravel paths and walking on broad lawns to enjoy a garden full of plants both familiar and unusual. At the north end of the walled garden is the range of 19th century glasshouses. These are used for growing peaches, nectarines, grapes and exotic looking flowering plants.

There is a friendly Tearoom at the entrance to the gardens, serving lunches and teas, with a small shop and a selection of plants for sale.

The Woodland Garden has paths that meander through established woods with azaleas and rhododendrons. There are beautiful views across two fishing lochs.

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Holiday Cottages

We have 2 comfortable Holiday Cottages, available to let all year. A week in a cottage at Dunskey is the nearest thing to perfect bliss for those who enjoy the great outdoors – come and experience it!

> Glen Cottage – sleeps 5

> Blair Cottage – sleeps 4

> Coachman’s Cottage – sleeps 5

If you like peace and quiet, then you should stay in one of our Holiday Cottages at Dunskey, all set in the beautiful countryside near Portpatrick, a pretty harbour village on the west coast of Dumfries & Galloway.

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  • Fishing Loch
  • Glen Cottage


Dunskey is situated on the coast in South West Scotland, overlooking the Irish Channel. The Estate is less than two miles from beautiful beaches and the unspoiled fishing village of Portpatrick. Located in the Gulf Stream, Dunskey is ideally situated for walking, touring, bird-watching and golf.

Getting Here

Dunskey is 8 miles from Stranraer, with its railway station and ferries to Belfast (1 hour 10 minutes), and Larne (1 hour 20 minutes). Carlisle and Glasgow are 2¼ hours drive, and Prestwick Airport 1½ hours.

Dunskey Gardens is available for Wedding Photographs – by appointment.
Phone 01776 810211

Dunskey Gardens in Early Spring