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Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre

28 Harbour Street, Stranraer DG9 7RA, Scotland
+44 1776 702595
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Simply the best

this is the information centre to top the rest in my view. there are centres in England and Wales... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
david221b
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
Small but perfectly adequate

This is a small but entirely adequate visitor centre just off the town centre. The centre is... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Silver70s
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Scotland
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Stranraer iCentre is located at the edge of the town centre, a few minutes from the harbour front. We offer local information and advice for this hidden gem in the South West of Scotland. Stranraer is situated at the head of Loch Ryan on the southern tip of Scotland. There are many things to do in the area including fishing and walking. You can discover some of the most beautiful gardens in Dumfries & Galloway. We also have great golf courses, one of which, the Creachmore, was the last course to be designed by James Braid. Nearby Cairnryan, has the shortest ferry crossing available to Northern Ireland. We offer a wide range of excellent Scottish products and services. Including: guide books and maps for the area; bookings for Stena, Citylink, National Express and Caledonian MacBrayne; accommodation bookings; souvenirs and gifts.
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12 Feb 2018
“Small but perfectly adequate”
19 Aug 2017
“Essental for holiday travellers.”
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28 Harbour Street, Stranraer DG9 7RA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is the information centre to top the rest in my view. there are centres in England and Wales that could learn a lot from the team who work in Harbour Street. Been in every visit for the last 3 years, always helpful, know the...More

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Andrew R, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a such great review! Our team at Stranraer take great pride in promoting this wonderful region and are delighted when their knowledge and enthusiasm are recognised. You have obviously enjoyed your visit and we look forward to...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

This is a small but entirely adequate visitor centre just off the town centre. The centre is well-stocked with local guide books and details of attractions. Staff are well-informed and helpful.More

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Andrew R, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review! Our advisors are very knowledgeable and take great pride in promoting things to see and do in and around the town and this wonderful region. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and...More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The usual high standard that visitor centres seem to maintain , helpful and well informed staff with a very courteous manner. A good choice of small gifts and for the collectors in our party a good range of pin badges.

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Andrew R, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review! Our advisors take great pride in helping visitors to make the most of their time in this glorious area. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

On a recent visit to Stranraer, we popped into the local information centre on the 27th of July. Having a young family we thought we would struggle to find activities to suit us all, We arrived late afternoon and were greeted by a young woman...More

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Gillian P, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a great review! Our advisors are very knowledgeable and take great pride in promoting things to see and do in and around the town. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and and one might expect lots of information. Shop has the standard tourist stuff. I was hoping that there would be a town plan layout on display.

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Gillian P, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you for your review, the Advisors will be pleased to read that you found them friendly, we do pride ourselves on the amount of information we provide as well as our gift range.

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Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Always friendly and helpful service a well stocked little shop.when wanting to make a journey it's found the best way for me to travel with good advice.More

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Gillian P, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and tell people about the helpful service and the facilities we have to offer in the iCentre - glad we were able to help you plan your travel... and hope we'll see you...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

I was looking for interesting things to do leaflets in the area to stock an holiday cottage for guests who stay there. and I was spoilt for choice not only in the immediate area but out with the area also....The pleasant staff just let me...More

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Gillian P, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I am pleased to hear you found what you were looking for, there is so much to do in Stranraer and the surrounding area. We look forward to welcoming you back to top up...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Staff were fantastically helpful and had excellent local knowledge. The local map was very helpful. A little tricky to find and could do with a nice big sign☺

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Gillian P, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

We are pleased to hear you had such a great experience when you visited us in Stranraer, our staff take great pride in their local knowledge and enjoy sharing it with everyone!

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

Booked our day trip to Belfast here. Staff found us the cheapest foot passenger deal (£10) and advised us on things to do. Great service. These ladies know their stuff.

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Lovely, chatty, helpful staff who guided us excellently and advised on some fantastic places to visit. Thank you.

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Gillian P, Manager at Stranraer VisitScotland iCentre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you for your review of Stranraer iCentre. We are delighted you found our staff to be helpful and friendly as well as being able to inform and inspire you. We look forward to welcoming you back if you visit Stranraer again.

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