Historical Sites & Museums

HISTORICAL SITES:

Glenluce Abbey – Link to Glenluce Abbey

Kirkmaiden Church, Monreith Burial Chapel for the Maxwell Family.  Link to walk and link to Facebook page 

Whithorn Dig – Cradle of Christianity in Scotland. Visitor Centre and much more. Link to Whithorn

MUSEUMS:

Creetown Gem Rock Museum – A fascinating collection of gem rocks from all over the world. Well worth a visit.  Link to Creetown Gemrock 

Newton Stewart Museum – A very interesting look back at local history with many items donated by local families.  Link to Newton Stewart Museum

Stranraer Museum – Local history and artifacts, many from the Port William area. Temporary exhibitions throughout the year and activities for all the family. Admission free. link to Stranraer Museum

STANDING STONES:

Barsalloch Iron Age Fort (On A747 just south of Port William) information

Drumtrodden Cup & Ring 2 miles north east of Port William off B7085 information

Drumtrodden Standing Stones (signposted from A714 just outside Port William) information

Original Mote at Mochrum (just after last house on right)

Rispain Roman Camp (On A746 Glasserton to Whithorn road)

For more information on these and other sites visit Whithorn website

A very good website give all sorts of information on Port William and the whole area in general can be found here.  Use the Local Attractions button on right of page or A to Z Index on left.