Wigtown is Scotland's National Book Town with about twenty quirky book shops, cafes, shops and an art galleries. The Wigtown Book Festival is in September/October. http://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/ we would recommend booking tickets, restaurants and accommodation early.The pretty town of Wigtown has quite a few places to eat including the Rendezvous cafe, Shoots and Leaves (V), the Craft Hotel. Wigtown also has a Co-op, butchers, golf club, garden centre and has a great farmers/producers market on Saturdays Mar to Oct. Parking is easy around the square. Pic above in The Bookshop
The majestic County Buildings and Town Hall at Wigtown is well worth a visit, it has on the ground floor a small museum, the matrys cell, where you can lock up the kids, and on the top floor a viewing room pic. Wigtown Bay local Nature Reserve Visitor Room provides excellent panoramic views of the area, over towards Creetown, the Galloway Hills and around the Nature Reserve. There is live CCTV footage that visitors can watch, filming the wildlife in the Nature Reserve, information and leaflets about bird watching in Dumfries and Galloway.
Disabled access by a lift.
Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve Visitor Room
At the shore is the Matyrs Stake to commerate the two Margerets who where drowned there in the 17th century. The Matrys stake is easily found at the West end of Wigtown, signposted, a short walk near a car park. The graves of the Matyrs are in the old graveyard of Wigtown Parish Church. Other walks along the shore are from the Wigtown harbour.
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