WELCOME TO PORT WILLIAM

We are delighted to see you here and hope to see you in the Port very soon!

Port William is an example of a planned village, lying on the eastern shore of Luce Bay in Galloway, founded by Sir William Maxwell of Monreith in 1770. The harbour, built for the convenience of his tenant farmers was one of the first in western Galloway.

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 Port William Harbour – Secure Haven

Port William and surrounding area is an ideal holiday area for visitors of all ages with safe beaches, a wide variety of wildlife – animal and floral, quiet roads for walking and cycling, golf, antiquities, wonderful sunsets, and a friendly welcome.

Sunset over the Mull of Galloway

Sunset over the Mull of Galloway

The visitor to Port William has the choice of staying in B&B’s, hotels, caravan sites or self catering cottages,

There is a great wealth of history in the vicinity of Port William going back through smuggling, early Christian sites to the Mesolithic Age.

There is much unspoiled nature to be seen and the local businesses and services can provide for the needs of most visitors.

If you are thinking of visiting Port William we hope this site helps with your plans.  If you are a resident, we hope you find out something new about your home!

Above all we hope you enjoy our Award Winning Village

Port William –  Winners of Calor Scottish Village of the Year - Southern Region – 2008

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Port William Online – it’s good, but not as good as the real PORT WILLIAM, so come and see us soon!