The Royal Burgh of Whithorn has an important history which is immediately obvious from the medieval street layout. Even more significant is the hidden evidence of the early origins of a settlement on this site going back to the 5th century, Scotland’s first Christian community.
Enter the Whithorn Story Visitor Centre on the main street to discover archaeological evidence from the past.
The sea placed Whithorn at the centre of a cultural crossroads early in its history and its inhabitants have left clues to the way they lived, their art, their technlogy and their religious practices.
A mixture of objects, interpretation panels, models and figures bring the story of Whithorn through the ages to life.
Visit the Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
|Whithorn Archaeology Fortnight
15 July 2013
AOC Archaeology will be excavating a local crannog site and will be posting an exhibition so you can follow progress and holding workshops to learn more about archaeology.
Visitors to Whithorn can enjoy a wide range of attractions and activities to suit all ages.
Location & Travel Information
Whithorn is in the Machars of Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland. Maps and travel information are available in our travel section - click here.
Guide to Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering, Camping & Caravan Parks in Whithorn and surrounding area.
Whithorn, and the surrounding area, is home to a wide variety of shops and businesses including local arts and crafts, gift shops and visitor centres as well as standard amenities such as a supermarket, chemist and newsagents.
The Bladnoch Inn is a small, friendly inn, ideally located by the banks of the River Bladnoch and just a short distance from Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, in Galloway, southwest Scotland.
We are open daily from 1st April/Easter (whichever is earlier) until 31st October
10:30am - 5:00pm.
Schools in Dumfries and Galloway free, discounts for Historic Scotland members, groups and schools outside Dumfries and Galloway.
Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
Meet the Visitor Centre Staff