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Wigtownshire

Wigtownshire now has a great reputation as ‘The Book County’. The little country town of Wigtown hosts a book festival in September each year and in 1998 was named as Scotland's 'National Book Town' due to the 24 bookshops which are located in or near the square.


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Rhum Cottage
Drummore, Wigtownshire
Rhum Cottage
AG7
 
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From £345
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Fri No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove Green Credentials WiFi
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Eigg Cottage
Drummore, Wigtownshire
Eigg Cottage
AG6
 
Feefo Ratings
From £355
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Fri No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove Green Credentials WiFi
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Peartree Cottage
Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway
Peartree Cottage
BA7
 
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From £390
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking WiFi
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Kirroughtree Stables
Near Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
Kirroughtree Stables
BR3
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From £295
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Pets: Yes (1)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed
Milldown Hill
Near Portpatrick, Stranraer
Milldown Hill
AN3
 
Feefo Ratings
From £395
  • Sleeps: 6/7
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed WiFi
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Kirroughtree Cottage
Near Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire
Kirroughtree Cottage
AU8
Feefo Ratings
From £365
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed WiFi
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Anchor Cottage
Garlieston, near Newton Stewart
Anchor Cottage
AR6
Feefo Ratings
From £325
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
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East Cliff Cottage
Portpatrick, near Stranraer
East Cliff Cottage
EG6
Feefo Ratings
From £345
  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking
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Blackloch Cottage
Near Portpatrick, Wigtownshire
Blackloch Cottage
BL1
Feefo Ratings
From £595
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Pets: No
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
South Airies Farmhouse
near Portpatrick, Stranraer, Wigtownshire
South Airies Farmhouse
EL7
 
Feefo Ratings
From £495
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Pets: Yes (2)
Changeover Day: Sat No Smoking Pets Allowed Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove WiFi
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Rolling Countryside to Explore

The Machars is a large peninsula of rolling countryside within Wigtownshire that derives its name from the Gaelic machair which are the sandy grasslands that border the sea.

Whithorn, a medieval market town at the south of the peninsula, was where St Ninian built the first Christian mission north of Hadrian's Wall in 397AD (nearly 200 years before St Columba established the mission on Iona). His remains were buried in Whithorn Priory to which many made a pilgrimage, including Mary Queen of Scots in 1563. Hence the name of the meandering Pilgrim's Way from Glen Luce (a 100 mile round trip on quiet roads and tracks). The ruins of the Priory have been excavated and many of the finds and further interpretation are to be found at the Whithorn Trust Discovery Centre and Whithorn Museum.

Burrow Head near Isle of Whithorn

    Pilgrims used to land on the Isle of Whithorn on the southern tip of the peninsula which is now linked to the mainland by a causeway. It has a natural harbour and nearby is St Ninian's Cave, where the saint used to pray and the 13th century St Ninian's Chapel that was built for pilgrims landing by sea.

    To the west, the area traditionally extends to the Rhinns of Galloway and the south westernmost point of mainland Scotland, where there are more beaches, gardens at Port Logan and the attractive village of Portpatrick clustered round its harbour.

    Drummore | Newton Stewart | Stranraer & Portpatrick