mobile-menu mobile-menu-arrow Menu
 
 

Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town

 
Home » Town/Village » Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town
wigtown town hall

Find a great read in Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, investigate gruesome drownings of martyrs and Neolithic stone circles or visit the nearby RSPB centres.

There are 30 book related businesses in Wigtown and its sister villages Bladnoch and Kirkinner which offer a varied range of books: Scottish and Irish writing as well as English literature; antiquarian and illustrated books; rare and unusual literature; first editions and collectables; special interest and children’s books.

The town hosts bookbinders, publishers and arguably the largest traditional second hand book-shop in Scotland outside of Edinburgh and the printer of the smallest books in the world. One of the shops has a small café at the rear (16 covers) and another houses a gallery selling pictures, local crafts and a framing service to gallery standards.

 

Events

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music and Dance Festival 2021
View event
 
The Swallow Theatre 2020
View event
 

Attractions

South of Scotland Golf
View attraction
 
Barholm Cycle Hire
View attraction
 
Barholm Arts and Crafts
View attraction
 
Studio 17
View attraction
 
Cally Gardens and Kevin Hughes’ Specialist Plant Nursery
View attraction
 
Adventure Carrick
View attraction
 
Five Kingdoms Brewery
View attraction
 
Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere
View attraction
 
Mossyard Farm Pottery
View attraction
 
South West Coastal 300 #SWC300
View attraction
 
The Swallow Theatre
View attraction
 
Wigtown Festival Company
View attraction
 
Castle Kennedy Gardens
View attraction
 
Portpatrick Cliff Path Walks
View attraction
 
Rigg Bay to Cruggleton Coastal Walk
View attraction
 
Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve
View attraction
 

Food and Drink

John D Owen and Son
View details
 
Beltie Books and Cafe
View details
 
St Ninian’s Tearoom, The Isle of Whithorn
View details
 
Bladnoch Distillery
View details
 
The Riverbank Cafe
View details
 
The View
View details
 
Logan Botanic Garden
View details
 
Glenwhan Gardens, Arboretum and Tea Room
View details
 
Sulwath Brewers Ltd
View details
 
The Pheasant
View details
 
Whithorn Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe
View details
 
Wigtown Summer Street Market
View details
 
 

Featured Accommodation

  • Woodpecker Cottage

    Self Catering - Sleeps 6
    Wigtown
    • Traditional and sympathetically restored self-catering cottage
    • WiFi
    • Located in the conservation village of Bladnoch less than a mile from the attractive former county town of Wigtown
    Add to favourites
     
    View property

    Woodpecker Cottage


    View property
    Remove from shortlist
     
  •  

    More accommodation options:

    Map of Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town

     
     
     
     
    Web design and development by Creatomatic