PORTLOGAN's FAMOUS FISHPOND
PORTLOGAN by STRANRAER
The world's oldest marine life centre
CLOSED FOR WINTER
RE-OPENS MARCH 2017 7 DAYS PER WEEK
Snatcher's photo - cod taking food
Port Logan harbour
Cod being fed (Snatcher's photo)
On the South Rhins Tourist Trail on beautiful Galloway sits the UK's, if not the world's, oldest and most unique natural marine aquarium. Set deep in rocks on the shore and dating back to 1800 as a
sea-fish larder for the local Laird, the Logan Fishpond was partially created from an incredible Ice-Age blowhole - a natural fissure through the slanted slate rock with a shallow pool at then end
which was shaped wider, rounder and deeper by Lt Colonel Andrew McDouall the Laird of Logan who wanted a 'fish preserve'. The pond used to be refreshed via natural tides but now the tidal flow is
controlled with a modern valve. See our wide range of fish and marine life and feed them by hand before enjoying a stroll at the adjacent safe, sandy beach and dunes. Enjoy a picnic or BBQ at our
site looking over the beach, to Portlogan harbour and distant Ireland, before a leisurely walk to the old stone pier built in 1818 with its lighthouse designed by Thomas Telford, the famed
Scottish road, canal and bridge engineer. A visit to the wonderful scenery and flora at Logan House Gardens and Logan Botanic Gardens is a must, before a leisurely 20 minute drive to the Mull
of Galloway with its breath-taking panoramic cliff-top views, scanning over the sea to the Isle of Man and beyond. An interesting and enjoyable visit to Logan Fishpond's Marine Life Centre and an
all-round great day is guaranteed.
Fishpond from above
Feeding the fish
Portlogan harbour and Lighthouse
Come feed the fish by hand! Its fun!
A Unique Marine Life Centre
Come see the oldest marine life pond in the UK. Established in 1800. A fish larder stocked with salmon for decades for the Big House of the estate at Logan, until refrigeration came along. It has been a quaint tourist attraction since..