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Tourist Information

Ballantrae Visitor Information Point (VIP)

Our VIP is located in Craigiemains Home and Garden Centre, Main Street, Ballantrae KA26 0NB.

Established in 2012 this is a partnership between Craigiemains and the Ballantrae Trust. It contains leaflets, publications and other information on things to see and do in Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. Our VIP has been recognised by VisitScotland as a “Visitor Information Partner”.

How to Get here

By Car

Ballantrae is on the A77 13 miles south of Girvan and 17 miles north of Stranraer.


Ballantrae has one public car park on Foreland behind the Primary School (access via Shore Road and Foreland or the Vennel). There is also plenty of parking on the grass on Foreland facing the sea, at the harbour, and on-street elsewhere. The King’s Arms Hotel, Craigiemains Home and Garden Centre, and the Medical Centre all have their own parking for people using their services.

By Train

The nearest railways stations are at Girvan and Stranraer. A regular train service connects Girvan to Glasgow and Kilmarnock via Ayr and from Stranraer to Girvan. For timetables and tickets click HERE.

By Bus

From Girvan and Stranraer : The Stagecoach bus number 358 operates a regular timetabled service between Girvan and Stranraer which passes through Ballantrae. Information regarding timetables and ticketing can be found on the Stagecoach website.

By Ferry

For more information and travel offers please visit the Stena Line website or the P&O website.
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