My grandfather had friends and probably extended family at Clanyard Bay south of Portpatrick, and sailed across many times in his life. He used to stand on the shore at Ballyhalbert and on a clear day point out Clanyard to his sons. I have never visited it, but am thankful to Edward Beck who lives near there for these slideshows. Also below is a reconstruction of the old Castle Clanyard, built by the Gordons in the early 1500s but abandoned by 1684. They also lived at Cardoness Castle, a superb site you can visit today.