Whithorn Priory and Museum

History & Heritage
Walk in the footsteps of countless others to reach St Ninian’s shrine.

About Whithorn Priory and Museum

As one of Scotland’s earliest Christian sites, it brought travellers, traders, pilgrims and royalty to Whithorn for more than 1,000 years.

The priory built here in the 1100s for Premonstratensian monks later became the cathedral church of Galloway. Little of the priory survives today, but you can still follow the route taken by medieval pilgrims to visit St Ninian’s shrine at the east end of the church.

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