"Good service all round"
Reviewed 09 November 2014 by Barry
We had no complaints what so ever, boarding and disinbarking was straight forward and easy, very well organised by staff, we had a meal while crossing and the food was excellent, staff very friendly, will use this crossing again.
'Barry' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
"P & O service"
Reviewed 02 November 2014 by Terence
We travelled at a time when the weather was dreadful. P & O contacted us to inform us that ouroriginal fery was cancelled,they offered us the opportunity to travel on an earlier ferry which we took up. We were most Impressed by their diligence and customer care.
'Terence' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Reviewed 31 October 2014 by Anonymous
Hurricane Ganzalos delayed ferries for our return journey, but P & O were able to secure us a spare place on the previous, delayed ferry, so we got home on time! Quick, efficient and comfortable service. Recommended.
'Anonymous' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
"An excellent journey"
Reviewed 26 October 2014 by Anne
The trip from Stranraer to Larne and back was very well organised - speedy boarding and disembarking. The staff were very helpful and courteous and the food service was good. Seats were comfortable - we would definitely travel this way again
'Anne' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on Express
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The Scottish village of Cairnryan is located in Dumfries and Galloway and lies on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan. The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established for workers employed on the Lochryan Estate which features a deer park and bowling green. facilities in the village include the Lochryan Hotel, a few guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments, a caravan site built on the site of an old war camp site, a village shop and a restaurant, The Merchant's House Restaurant.
The village is important in maritime history, with a ferry service connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland. The village has two ferry terminals connecting Scotland to Northern Ireland. The first opened in 1973, originally operated by Townsend Thoresen and now by P&O Ferries links Scotland with the port of Larne. The second at Old House Point is operated by Stena Line linking to the Port of Belfast in Belfast.
The town and sea port of Larne is located in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. Larne sits on the western side of a narrow inlet that links Larne Lough to the sea. On the eastern side of the inlet is a peninsula called Islandmagee. To the west of Larne is the ancient volcanic formation of Antrim Plateau, with its glaciated valleys scenically sweeping down to the sea the to the north of Larne in what are known as the Glens of Antrim.
The coastal area around Larne has been inhabited for millennia, and it thought to have been one of the earliest inhabited areas of Ireland, with these early human populations believed to have arrived from Scotland via the North Channel. In the 13th Century the Scots-Irish Bissett family built Olderfleet Castle at Curran Point. In 1315 Edward the Bruce of Scotland (brother of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland) landed at Larne with his 6,000 strong army en route to conquer Ireland, where Olderfleet Castle was of strategic importance. Edward saw Ireland as another front in the ongoing war against Norman England.
Ferries sail from the harbour to Cairnryan and Troon in Scotland.