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Port William is in Galloway southwest Scotland, 22 miles southeast of Stranraer, 64 miles southwest of Dumfries.

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 Otter.

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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 Village centre.

The image third top is looking over the Harbour area.

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, and Ireland.

This Bronze Statue, known as, The Man, was created by the local artist Andrew Brown in 2005.

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 2 miles east next to the B7021 road to Whithorn.

Barsalloch Fort is 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 3 and a half miles south of Port William, on a high point overlooking Saint Medan Golf Club, and the tiny Village of Monreith.

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 Otter Statue.

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