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Welcome to The Whithorn Trust

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

News and Whithorn Events Guide
New Winter Opening Hours!
01 November 2014

For the first time ever, the Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre will be staying open after October 31st, 11am to 4pm

Traprain Law : a late Roman Silver hoard
31 March 2014

Special loan exhibition of items from the Traprain Law silver hoard

Visitor Guide to Whithorn

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.

Business Guide
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.

Featured Business

Kirroughtree Country House Hotel
Kirroughtree Country House Hotel

Kirroughtree is a 17-bedroom country house hotel just outside the town of Newton Stewart in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Set within the Galloway Forest Park, Kirroughtree Country House Hotel is a haven of peace and comfort from which to explore Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway and other parts of Scotland. Kirroughtree House is one of the finest hotels in Dumfries and Galloway, with elegant public rooms, spacious bedrooms and an award winning restaurant to enjoy.
Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
Whithorn Story Visitor Centre

Opening Times
We are open daily from 1st April/Easter (whichever is earlier) until 31st October
10:30am - 5:00pm.

Admission Charges
Adults £4.50
Concessions £3.00
Children £2.25

Schools in Dumfries and Galloway free, discounts for Historic Scotland members, groups and schools outside Dumfries and Galloway.

Whithorn Story Visitor CentreWhithorn Story Visitor Centre
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Travelling to Whithorn, Scotland
© Google Maps
Travelling to Whithorn, Scotland

© Maps courtesy of Google Maps

Whithorn is in the Machars of Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.

Travel Information & MapsTravel Information & Maps

Accommodation in Whithorn, Scotland
Accommodation in Whithorn, Scotland
Accommodation in Whithorn, Scotland

Choose from a wide range of accommodation including Hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Self Catering, Camping & Caravanning.

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Bed and Breakfast in Dumfries and GallowayBed & Breakfast
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Whithorn and St. Ninian records the results of eleven years of research by the Whithorn Trust, which has revealed a detailed picture of the thriving community which lived around the church built by St. Ninian, and its evolution over the next 1100 years. This has established Whithorn as a site of international significance and unique archaeological potential.


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