Historical Sites, Museums & Walks


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


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


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)

THE WHITHORN WAY: Glasgow to Whithorn A 149 mile (239 km) long distance trail to Whithorn that has been walked over the centuries by countless pilgrims http://whithornway.org/index.html

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.