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
|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
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.
|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.