Knock­i­naam Lodge, Port­patrick, Wig­town­shire

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A for­mer shoot­ing lodge that in­spired Buchan’s The Thirty-nine Steps as well as be­ing used by Churchill and Eisen­hower for se­cret D-day plan­ning dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, Knock­i­naam of­fers lux­ury ac­com­mo­da­tion, as well as a restau­rant with three AA stars and three AA rosettes. Rec­om­mended dishes in­clude slow-roast fil­lets of Spey­side An­gus beef rolled in onion ash with a trio of gar­den shal­lots and rose­wa­ter ice cream with Scot­tish straw­ber­ries. How to get there A seven-mile drive from Stran­raer, at the end of a sin­gle­track lane be­side a wood near the fish­ing vil­lage of Port­patrick Re­mote­ness rat­ing 6 (01776 810471; www.knock­i­naam­

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