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  • Kirkmadrine Stones

    Some of the oldest early Christian memorial stones in Britan are to be found at Kirkmadrine Church just a few  miles from Sandhead on the Rhins of Galloway. While the current church was built in the …

  • Historic Scotland - Dundrennan Abbey

    Dundrennan Abbey The abbey is now closed for winter. Enjoy the peace of this beautiful Gothic abbey set in tree-fringed pastures where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last hours in Scotland. This was the major abbey of …

  • Saint Ninian, the first Christian missionary

    Not much is known about Saint Ninian, his story comes from the mists of time, but he is perhaps the most influential person in Scotland’s history. A fourth century missionary saint, he was the first …

  • St Ninian`s Cave

    st ninians cave whithorn galloway

    St Ninian`s Cave - a journey back in time. On the shores of Luce Bay in the Machars of Galloway, slightly to the north of Burrowhead (famed for the burning of The Wickerman) lies St Ninian`s …

  • Historic Scotland- Glenluce Abbey

    Glenluce Abbey

    Glenluce Abbey This site is currently closed. Tucked in a tranquil valley is one of Scotland’s best-preserved monasteries. A highlight is the magnificent chapter house, with its ornate windows and grotesque carvings. There is also a remarkable …

  • Historic Scotland- Sweetheart Abbey

    Sweetheart Abbey

    Sweetheart Abbey This site is currently closed. A monument to human and divine love, Sweetheart Abbey was named for its founder, Lady Dervorgilla, who was buried here with the embalmed heart of her beloved husband. The abbey …

  • Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe

      Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe The Whithorn Trust runs the exhibition and museum detailing the town's 1600 years of Christian history. Coffee and gift shop with locally sourced products. The Whithorn Trust manages the archaeological site associated …

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