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Wigtown is situated in the Machars, Dumfries and Galloway and is Scotlands National Book Town. With no less than 25 bookshops or book related services book-lovers can spend hours browsing amongst a huge variety of books. However, Wigtown is also ideally placed to visit many other attractions in the area. These include an archeological dig, St Ninians Cave, a working distillery and numerous sports facilities.

Useful Links
Town Website

Port William
Port William is an example of a planned village, lying on the eastern shore of Luce Bay in Galloway, founded by Sir William Maxwell of Monreith in 1770. The harbour, built for the convenience of his tenant farners was one of the first in western Galloway.
Port William and surrounding area is an ideal holiday area for visitors of all ages with safe beaches, a wide variety of wildlife - animal and floral, quiet roads for walking and cycling, golf, antiquities, wonderful sunsets, and a friendly welcome.
Isle Of Whithorn
The official website of the Isle of Whithorn, with comprehensive information on facilities, activities, local organisations, news from the area.
VISIT the exciting new exhibition at the Whithorn Visitor Centre, which tells the story of Whithorn from prehistoric times to the present day. The excavations at Whithorn have revealed many important artefacts which are now on display in the Centre. The richly coloured exhibition uses the artefacts, including the magnificent 12th century crozier, figures, models and replicas to guide you through the history of this ancient pilgrimage centre.
Guest Houses

Hillcrest House
Family run guest house on southerly edge of Wigtown. 5 bedrooms, lounge, dining room and bar area. Fab views over Wigtown Bay and Nature Reserve.
B&B plus Evening meals by arrangement

Bed and Breakfast

Brora Lodge
Brora Lodge Guest House, Wigtown. Del and Rima welcome guests for a relaxing stay with all modern comforts and old-fashioned hospitality.

Glaisnock Guest House
Bed, breakfast, accommodation and evening meal at Glaisnock Guest house and restaurant situated in Wigtown.

Self Catering
Pend House
The Pend House is a restored mediaeval gatehouse in Whithorn, Galloway, South West Scotland, offering luxury self-catering vacation accommodation for four. It is one of a handful of privately owned properties in Scotland being marketed by the National Trust for Scotland and is available for vacations and short breaks all year round.
Millers Cottage
The cottage is in an elevated position overlooking Miller's Port and Portyerrock Bay with an outstandingly beautiful and ever changing view eastwards to Kirkcudbrightshire and Cumbria. The garden to the front provides access to the foreshore and to the rear of the cottage there is a parking area sufficient for two cars and a screened area of garden ground with a table and chairs.
Low Craiglemine Organic Farm Holidays
Low Craiglemine Organic Farm is set on the tip of the Machars peninsula, Dumfries & Galloway, and offers self-catering holiday accommodation. The accommodation has been tastefully refurbished to provide a comfortable place to relax and unwind.Come and enjoy the wildlife, flora, bird-watching, archaeological interests, spectacular cliffs and sandy beaches.
Galloway Cottages
Both cottages sit themselves, surrounded by fields, very peaceful. Walks from them to Physgill Glen and St. Ninians Cave on the coast.
Brownhill Cottage
Brownhill Cottage is a traditional Galloway farm cottage, in the South Machars of Galloway, South West Scotland, and offers self-catering accommodation to sleep 6.The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and has been awarded four Stars by the Scottish Tourist Board, in the self-catering category for the year 2001.
Situated only 1 mile from Scotland's National Book Town, in the heart of the natural beauty of Wigtownshire, Borrowmoss is the ideal base for your holiday in south west Scotland. Borrowmoss has 3 self catering cottages available which have each been converted to a high standard.
Courtyard Cottages
Holiday Cottages for rental close to Wigtown
Sea Views
Looking directly out to sea across the Solway Firth. Modern detached bungalow sleeps four.

Activities and Shops
Galloway Country Sports
Welcome to Galloway Country Sports. We are a well established shoot management team who have been supplying clients with various sporting packages for over ten years We can also produce and tailor sporting packages to suit your specific requirements.Galloway Country Sports is run in conjunction with the Fordbank Country House Hotel, just 1 mile from Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town.
Wigtownshire County Golf Club
Welcome to Wigtownshire County Golf Club
Wigtownshire County Golf Club is one of the most popular holiday courses in South West Scotland, situated on the shores of Luce Bay.The area enjoys a temperate climate and the club is renowned for its friendly welcome to visitors.
Wigtown Show
The Wigtown Show is organised by the Wigtown Agricultural Society.
Photo Active photography workshops and courses are run by professional photographer Philip Dunn from his harbourside home in Garlieston, Galloway.
E Mail: [email protected]
Byre Books
Welcome to Byre Books, the secondhand bookshop specialising in books on folklore and mythology, theatre, film and tv, and Scotland and books of Scottish interest.
Bladnoch Distillery
Working distillery and visitor centre
Reading Lasses
A bookshop that specialises in women's studies, social sciences and gay/lesbian studies. Everyone is welcome to visit and browse, sit by the fire or in the garden. Our shop has been extended to include a tea and coffee house serving a range of speciality coffees and teas. We also sell arts and crafts by local women artists and craftswomen - paintings, jewellery, pottery, glassware, cards.
Charter Boats
Charter boats for pleasure trips, angling and diving.