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Whithorn is a village in Dumfries and Galloway in southern Scotland, situated 18 miles south of Newton Stewart. Whithorn is well-known as the resting place of St Ninian, Scotlandís first saint who brought Christianity in 397, dying in Whithorn in 431. The village was designed in the Middle Ages with a market square and garden plots, the focus of the village is the picturesque harbour, Whithorn is a popular tourist destination with a hotel, an inn, shops and amenities and yacht club. Historically interesting features include the Isle of Whithorn Castle; an L-plan tower house dating from c1600 and the church dating from 1834. Attractions include St Ninianís Cave on the coast with crosses carved on the walls associated to St.Ninian, the early crosses found are housed at the Whithorn Museum. The restored ruins of the 13th century St. Ninianís Chapel sits by the harbour and the Whithorn Priory is built on the site of the 1st Christian church in Scotland, inside there is a museum with an interesting collection of early Christian stones. The historic Galloway House Gardens were created in 1740 with tranquil walks amongst the shrubs, rhododendrons, azaleas, snowdrops and daffodils. Activities include cycling with marked cycle-routes, fishing, bird-watching, walking and golfing at the 9-hole St Medan Golf course set on the historic coast below Monreith Bay.

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Whithorn Priory & Museum
Whithorn Trust (The)

Doctor

Whithorn Surgery

Holiday Park

Burrowhead Holiday Village

Pub and Bar

Railway Inn

School

Whithorn Primary School

Shops

Lido Cafe
G & C Galloway
Ravenstone
Pend Books

Antiques

Priory Antiques

Activities

West Drumrae Farm(Riding)

Places to Stay near Whithorn

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Ellangowan Hotel (11.51 miles)

Ellangowan Hotel
Located in the hamlet of Creetown, a 10-minute walk from Wigtown Bay, the impressive Ellangowan Hotel offers traditional Scottish food, a bar and free Wi-Fi. The bedrooms at Ellangowan are tastefully decorated and have carpeted floors, ... More | visit website
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Cally Palace Hotel & Golf Course (13.13 miles)

Cally Palace Hotel & Golf Course

Set within its own grounds within 500 acres of Fleet Forest, the Cally Palace is a beautiful Georgian mansion built in 1796 which has its own 18 hole, par 71 6062 yard parkland golf course ... More | visit website

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The Ship Inn (13.51 miles)

The Ship Inn

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The Ship Inn has been a hostelry since 1794 when ships moored in the bay to bring in daily essentials.The present day Inn has been recently re-furbished to create a ... More

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Bank Of Fleet Hotel (13.77 miles)

Bank Of Fleet Hotel
Resting in the heart of the picturesque and historic town of Gatehouse of Fleet, the Bank of Fleet is a small, family run hotel renowned for excellent food and a friendly atmosphere. Situated in the ... More | visit website
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Murray Arms Hotel (13.84 miles)

Murray Arms Hotel
Welcome to the Murray Arms Hotel and Restaurant, historic 3 star hotel in Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. Established in 1760, the Murray Arms is a listed building retaining much of its character and ... More | visit website
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The Crown Hotel (15.32 miles)

The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel boasts 11 en-suite rooms. Each room has been decorated to a high and modern standard to ensure your stay with us is comfortable and relaxing. Our rooms range in capacity with single, ... More | visit website
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Bruce Hotel (15.43 miles)

Bruce Hotel

The Bruce Hotel, situated in Newton Stewart in the heart of beautiful Galloway, is a quality 20 bedroom 3-star hotel that offers good service, good food and good prices. It prides itself on its warm ... More | visit website

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Galloway Arms Hotel (15.72 miles)

Galloway Arms Hotel

The Galloway Arms Hotel began in 1750 with it's original builder and founder Alexander Stewart, Lord Garlies the 6th Earl of Galloway. Originally a Coaching Inn the hotel now boasts 18 modern bedrooms, two bars ... More | visit website

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Creebridge House Hotel (15.82 miles)

Creebridge House Hotel

The Creebridge House Hotel is a traditional Scottish country house hotel which preserves the peace and tranquility of rural life in elegant surroundings. Your hosts Stephen, Sarah & Rory Donnan and staff look forward to ... More | visit website

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Gordon hotel (15.96 miles)

Gordon hotel
The Gordon House Hotel, positioned conveniently in the heart of Kirkcudbright's historic old high street, offers family run accommodation with a professional and personal service in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. We have eight attractive double ... More | visit website

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