Renowned for the warmth of its welcome, guest return to the "Castle" as to an old friend. North West Castle was built in 1820 on the shores of Loch Ryan, for Sir John Ross, the Artic Explorer.
He was born in 1777, and joined the Navy in 1786, where he rose to the rank of captain. Sir John Ross is a revered son of Stranraer and the town`s museum pays tribute to him with a permanent display.
The Lounge and Bar The Residents Lounge commands views of the whole length of Loch Ryan, and in the original windows little apertures on hinges can still be found, through which a telescope could be inserted, giving a clear view of the shipping on the loch.
The Ross Bar is a relaxing and convivial place to enjoy a pre dinner drink as you study the evenings menu. This fascinating room, built as a facsimilie of Sir John Ross`s cabin on the `Victory`, was originally used by him to demonstrate polar navigation to his guests. Bedrooms All of the bedrooms and suites are attractively decorated.
They are all ensuite and equipped to the highest standards, many with views over the harbour and loch beyond. Five suites are available one of which has balconies overlooking Loch Ryan and the Honeymoon Suite with its four poster bed.
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