Here's what you can see and do when staying at one of our holiday cottages in Wigtownshire. Wigtownshire is tucked away in the extreme south-west corner of Scotland.
... Read More »It enjoys a mild climate and a fine long coastline including the distinctive hammer-head shaped peninsula jutting out into the sea, the Rhinns of Galloway. The Rhinns is almost an island with just six miles of land between Luce Bay to the south and Loch Ryan to the north. Here, Stranraer is a busy and popular ferry port to Northern Ireland. The Rhinns also feature the most southerly point in Scotland, the Mull of Galloway, the beguiling seaside holiday village Portpatrick and the small fishing village of Port Logan. To the east lies the Whithorn Peninsula, known locally as The Machars. Here, Wigtown has successfully reinvented itself as Scotland's national book centre and, while on holiday in one of our Galloway cottages, you could easily while away an hour or two in the town's many bookshops or visit in September for the book festival. Fifteen miles south of Wigtown across rolling farmland is Whithorn where in 397 St Ninian founded the first Christian church north of Hadrian's Wall. In the east of Wigtownshire is Newton Stewart, a quiet market town on the west bank of the River Cree, famous for its salmon and trout fishing. From our selection of holiday cottages Galloway and all these attractions are easily explored. So, why not browse our selection of holiday cottages in Wigtownshire to find something that catches your eye?