Glenluce lies on the A75, 9 miles east of Stranraer. The village is set in a beautiful valley and a key attraction is the 12th century Glenluce Abbey which also features the Museum of Monastic Life. The village also houses the ruins of one of the three Cistercian monasteries. The Water of Luce flows by the village and offers excellent salmon and sea trout fishing. Glenluce has a good variety of shops, hotels, and other services, and is a great base for touring the Rhinns of Galloway where Logan Botanic Gardens are situated, and the Machars, where there are many interesting attractions including good golf courses and coastal walks. Glenluce is also the starting point of the marked Pilgrim Way, a 50-mile route that winds along paths and quiet roads to the Isle of Whithorn. The Stairhaven Coastal Circuit is only 3km from Glenluce and offers fine coastal scenery. The Circuit also takes in the picturesque Stairhaven Beach.