“THE FIRST TIME I VISITED KNOCKINAAM, IT TOOK MY BREATH AWAY”
This is a corner of Scotland often overlooked, however, it holds one of Scotland’s hidden gems, Knockinaam Lodge. This corner of Scotland enjoys breathtaking seascapes, hidden coves, and unforgettable sunsets. You get a real sense of being on the edge of Scotland looking west towards the shores of Ireland.
Knockinaam was featured in the classic John Buchan novel, “The 39 Steps”. It’s remote location and privacy was the perfect venue for Sir Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower to meet secretly, to finalise plans for the D-Day invasion during the Second World War. Head chef Tony Pierce has a fine pedigree, having fine-tuned his culinary skills at Inverlochy Castle, The Box Tree and Mallory Court restaurants. Awarded 3 AA red stars and 3 AA food rosettes, Tony uses the very best of local produce including fresh sea bass caught off the rocks outside the hotel.
Sea Fishing in Galloway
Speaking of fish…you could not find a corner of Scotland offering more exciting angling opportunities than Knockinaam. Nearby you can charter a small boat and fish close to the shore for hard fighting pollock, wrasse and tope. These awesome predators will take the fly, or lures fished with small spinning rods from the boat. Fishing in only 25-35 feet of water, underneath the majestic clifftops of the Mull of Galloway. This trip is ideal for two anglers and a guide, with the skipper maneuvering the boat to different spots. Some days have produced over 70 pollock on the fly. Expect pollock to 10 pounds, last year we had skate to 187 pounds and Tope to 50pounds.This is sea angling in Scotland at its finest.
Knockinaam has 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms and a family room. A short stroll down from the hotel is a private beach and views out to Ireland over the Irish sea.