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Amidst 2000 acres of spectacular Scottish countryside sits Dunskey Estate. A sprawling sanctuary, home to an Edwardian castle, luxurious lodges and panoramic views of the land and sea, it’s the perfect environment for both large group getaways and small intimate gatherings.

Portpatrick | Scotland

Dunskey Estate

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Originally Built In

Associated Family Names
Blair, Orr Ewing, Boyle
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Notable Visitors
Gerard Butler, Guy Ritchie, John Galliano, Nick Knight, Neve Campbell

Number of Rooms

Seen in (tv/movies)
BBC’s The Travel Show, Kingslayer, Stalker, Keepers, Antique Hunters TV show

Type of Architecture

Portpatrick, Scotland

Perfect for
Weddings, Family Gatherings

Property type
Exclusive Use


About Dunskey Estate

Dunskey Estate is a secluded coastal bolthole nestled in Scotland’s lowlands, set amidst 2000 acres of picturesque countryside. The estate is located outside the charming village of Portpatrick and boasts a majestic Edwardian castle, luxury lodges, and panoramic views of the Irish sea.  Steeped in history and brimming with splendor, Dunskey offers the perfect environment for both large group getaways and small intimate gatherings.   

Our Castle

Built in 1900, Dunskey is a historically listed Edwardian castle. Superbly maintained since its construction, it retains many of its original features including some of the original furniture. From luxurious interiors to breathtaking grounds, our property offers every personality a space that suits their wants and needs.
In 2017, we proudly opened the castle doors to guests for the first time in its history. Whether your stay at Dunskey Estate is for pleasure, business, or a mix of the two, we ensure your time spent here will be a transformative experience.

Castle Rooms At a Glance

25 Bedrooms
50 Maximum Occupancy
3 Grand Sea-view Reception Spaces
4 Intimate Meeting Areas
9 Activity Rooms

Exclusive Use


At Dunskey Estate, every aspect of your wedding celebration is thoughtfully crafted and personalized to you. Whether you’re looking to host an intimate ceremony with your closest confidants or an elaborate gathering that fills our estate with friends and family, our team of experts will create a memorable stay tailored to your tastes and executed flawlessly.


Our dedicated event staff and in-house chef will work with you to create an event tailored to your needs. Whether hosting a family reunion, a friend’s birthday, a retirement party, or anything in between, we’ll carefully curate a memorable celebration that will provide fond memories for years to come.


Dunskey Estate offers retreats a unique venue to achieve both professional and personal goals. Set against coastal cliffs, wilderness and rolling pastureland, our property features peaceful and stunning surroundings for outdoor events to take place in. With spaces conducive to collaboration and building stronger bonds, we make it our mission to inspire ingenuity and powerful work during your stay with us.

Our Lodges


With over 2000 acres of lush glens, lochs, wilderness and beaches, guests can enjoy a wide array of activities right on the estate. From a raucous game of woodland laser tag to foraging and fishing, the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless. We’ll take care of all the minute details, coordination and planning for you — you just need to show up for the fun. And, if you want to head off the property for a day, the Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, pubs, and village are just a short walk from Dunskey. All activities must be booked at least 30 days prior to arrival.

Our history

Revel in the Magic

Dunskey Estate (also known as Portree Estate) is a B-listed mansion that dates back to the start of the twentieth century. The estate was the property of the Hunter-Blair family, later of Blairquhan in Ayrshire, and was acquired when Jane (or Jean) Blair of Dunskey, wife of James Hunter, succeeded her brother to Dunskey estates in 1777. A house dating from 1706 was extended in the 1830s, before The Rev James Blair acquired the estate in 1648.
Dunskey Estate has been in the Orr Ewing family since 1900. The house was built 1901-04 for Charles Lindsay Orr-Ewing MP and his wife Lady Augusta Helen Elizabeth Boyle (daughter of David Boyle 7th Earl of Glasgow) to a design by James Kennedy Hunter.

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Dunskey Estate
Portpatrick, Stranraer DG9 8TJ
United Kingdom