Isle of Whithorn

Isle of Whithorn

The Isle of Whithorn is a historic village and seaport, the harbour is set around with mostly Georgian houses, built on the causeway that originally led to the island. On the headland are pretty coves and the ruins of St. Ninian's Chapel. The chapel was built some time in the 1300s to cater to and give respite to the flow of seaborne pilgrims landing here, and for them to give thanks in prayer for a safe journey, before continuing en route to St Ninian's Shrine at Whithorn. Also on the headland is a tower and a memorial to the tragic Solway Harvestor.

From 'The Isle' are walks in all directions along the coast, a popular walk from here is to Burrow Head's cliffs (where the Wicker Man was burnt in the film) and St Ninnian's Cave. Within The Isle of Whithorn is St Ninians Tea Rooms which serves great light lunches etc. And interesting maritime displays in the church.

Sit outside the Steam Packet Inn with a glass of wine or their own brewed ale and enjoy the ambiance and a little Isle of Whithorn 'magic' will cast it's spell on you. 

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