Port William is situated in Galloway
southwest Scotland, 22 miles southeast of
Stranraer, 64 miles southwest
This is a peaceful port village with a
cafe / gift shop, a few small shops, and
a hotel for drinks and meals.
Attraction close by not to be missed
are the Drumtrodden Standing Stones,
Barsalloch Fort, and Gavin Maxwell's
See also a large Click On Map for the
area Top Attractions.
The image top is from the village centre
square looking at the hill with the War
Memorial and seating area at the top.
The image second top is looking over the
The image third top is looking over the
The Port William Fisherman Statue is
situated by the pier. There is a large
information board here that gives information
on the sights across the sea, such as the
Mull of Galloway, Isle of Man,
This bronze statue, known as, The Man, was
created by the local artist Andrew Brown in
This bronze statue replaced an earlier stone
statue that was showing signs of age.
The blue building overlooking the harbour is
The View cafe and gift shop.
The end of the pier is a popular spot for
sea fishing. There is also a beach about half
of a mile south popular for fishing with sea
bass the top prize. The Sea
Fishing Beach has a rock shelf that
stretches well out, you may see fishermen
wading out about 50 yards.
Drumtrodden Standing Stones are
situated 2 miles east next to the B7021 road to
Barsalloch Fort is situated just
under 2 miles south of Port William with a car
park right next to the main road. It is a steep
climb up to the fort for great views.
The Gavin Maxwell Otter Statue is
situated 3 and a half miles south of Port
William, on a high point overlooking Saint
Medan Golf Club, and the tiny village of
This is one of the most scenic spots in
Scotland. You can walk up the hiking trail from
Monreith village, or drive up the golf course
road. There is hill top parking next to the