Whithorn is the home of the earliest recorded Christian community in Scotland. With its two-storeyed town houses and wide main street, it comes as something of a surprise, after the visitor has passed through the countryside dotted with single cottages and groups of farm buildings. The underlying explanation for this more urban feel is that you are indeed now entering a town: Whithorn, like Wigtown, is a Royal Burgh and has traditionally been a capital for the South Machars.
Find local businesses and accommodation at: www.whithorn.info
Places to visit in Whithorn
The Swallow Theatre
Moss Park, Ravenstone, Whithorn, Scotland DG8 8DR Telephone 01988 850368
The Swallow Theatre is a restored and converted byre at Moss Park, Ravenstone, about three miles from Whithorn. Seating just forty-eight people, it is the smallest theatre in Scotland. The programme has grown over the years, to include more than twenty events a year.
On site is our very own tea room/bistro, where we serve beautiful food in beautiful surroundings. We use locally produced ingredients where we can and offer home bakes, hot lunches, evening meals and takeaways.We know you will enjoy your stay…
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.