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.
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.
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.
Family run guest house on southerly edge of Wigtown. 5 bedrooms,
lounge, dining room and bar area. Fab views over Wigtown Bay and
B&B plus Evening meals by arrangement
|Bed and Breakfast
Brora Lodge Guest House, Wigtown. Del and Rima welcome guests
for a relaxing stay with all modern comforts and old-fashioned hospitality.
Bed, breakfast, accommodation and evening meal at Glaisnock Guest
house and restaurant situated in Wigtown.
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.
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.
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.
Both cottages sit themselves, surrounded by fields, very peaceful.
Walks from them to Physgill Glen and St. Ninians Cave on the coast.
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.
Holiday Cottages for rental close to Wigtown
Looking directly out to sea across the Solway Firth. Modern detached
bungalow sleeps four.
Activities and Shops
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.
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.
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,
E Mail: [email protected]
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.
Working distillery and visitor centre
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 for pleasure trips, angling and diving.