Whithorn Priory and Museum

History & Heritage
Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure, there is currently no visitor access to the castle.

About Whithorn Priory and Museum

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to the priory.

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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