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County - Dumfries and Galloway | Map
Tel code: 01988 | code search
Postcode: DG8 | code search
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August
Bladnoch Folk & Blues Festival

September
Wigtown Literary Book Town Festival

October
Wigtown Literary Book Town Festival
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Wigtown is a historic town in Dumfries and Galloway on the Solway coast in southern Scotland situated 6 miles south of Newton Stewart. Wigtown was awarded its burgh charter in 1469. Wigtown is well-known as ‘Scotland’s National Book Town’ with annual Literary Festivals and over 30 book related businesses in town. This picturesque town is surrounded by the scenic Galloway Hills and views over Wigtown Bay, over Creetown to the Lake District in England, it is a popular tourist destination with shops, holiday accommodation, places to eat, a park and bowling green. Historically interesting features include the Martyrs Stake, a memorial of the two woman covenanters drowned in May1685, the Mercat crosses dating 1783, the County Buildings and Town Hall built in 1863; a walking trail is marked though the town touring the historic buildings. Bird-watching is popular with wild-geese and swans over the Bay and colonies of cormorant and gulls on the Murray Isles. Kilsture Forest has walks with way-marked trails suitable for walking, cycling and horse-riding. The Off-road Driving Centre offers 4x4 driving on challenging terrain. Wigtown and Bladnoch 9-hole golf course is set in parkland with views across the Solway Firth and the Bladnoch Whiskey Distillery established in 1817 is Scotland’s most southern distillery; it has a visitor centre, tours and a gift shop.

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The Surgery

Golf Club

Wigtown & Bladnoch

Inn

Ellangowan Hotel

Pub and Bar

Galloway Inn
Grapes Inn

Restaurant

Brambles

School

Wigtown Primary School

Shops

Old Bank Book Shop
Book Shop
Readinglasses
The Gallery
The Picture Shop
Cafe Rendezvous
A A 1 Books Windy Hill
A P & R Baker Ltd
Book Corner

Places to Stay near Wigtown

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Ellangowan Hotel (3.38 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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The Crown Hotel (6.02 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 (6.14 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 (6.42 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 (6.52 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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The Ship Inn (10.26 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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Cally Palace Hotel & Golf Course (10.42 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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Bank Of Fleet Hotel (10.44 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 (10.52 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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Gordon hotel (15.74 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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