Portpatrick

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  • 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 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today and tomorrow, with temperatures falling to 12°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    14
       84%  96%   11 mph
      8:06 am    6:05 pm
    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    14
       74%  95%   16 mph
      8:08 am    6:02 pm

    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    11
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    13
       23%  72%   17 mph
      8:10 am    6:00 pm
    Thursday, Oct 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    10
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    12
       13%  92%   8 mph
      8:12 am    5:58 pm

    Friday, Oct 27th
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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    12
       6%  31%   13 mph
      8:14 am    5:56 pm
    Saturday, Oct 28th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
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    14
       18%  74%   15 mph
      8:16 am    5:54 pm

    Sunday, Oct 29th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    11
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    14
       37%  95%   14 mph
      7:18 am    4:51 pm
    Monday, Oct 30th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
    9
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    12
       35%  67%   16 mph
      7:20 am    4:49 pm

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