Small town/large village. Selection of small local shops - most day-to-day needs catered for. Rather quiet on a Sunday. Restaurants are a few miles out of town. Excellent Museum and "Round House" in the town centre. One or two fine gardens within a few miles and a delightful coastal village at Island of Whithorn nearby.
Whithorn is a sleepy little place and we only went there to...
Whithorn is a sleepy little place and we only went there to catch up with an old friend whom now lives there, you would need a car to get out and about from there, we visited Garliston which is a lovely little harbour village and we ate there in a pub at the harbourside which was nice. We also visited the Isle of Whithorn which was pleasant, views of the coastline and a nice but popular place to eat again, by the harbourside but you need to book ahead to ensure a table.
Set at one of the outer edges of Scotland, Whithorn has been...
Set at one of the outer edges of Scotland, Whithorn has been an important place of Christian pilgrimage; associated with St Ninian. A tidy settlement with a wide high street and some interesting shops. The church and graveyard were interesting.
Whithorn and the surrounding area takes a bit of getting to and in some ways it feels like the end of the world. But what a marvellous place, and how worth the journey. One cannot fail to take in the peace and tranquility and the real sense of rich history in the surrounding the area. We loved the small country villages, the beaches and all the celtic sites that abound everywhere. We loved the pubs and great food they serve. And so too, we were overawed by the great welcome we enjoyed wherever we went. Definitely on the list for another getaway break in the near future.
“The family room is actually two connecting bedrooms so suited us perfectly. Rooms were comfortable and the shower was new. Linda was very friendly and cooked us a delicious breakfast. Fresh fruit choice was better than many 4 star hotels.”
“As I always confess, I am a hotel/ B&B snob and this is my thoughts. The house is beautiful, the furnishings are tasteful and quality, including the bed, which is extremely comfy. Showers are excellent, with one being a steam room - very refreshing. The usual extras such as shower gel, soaps etc and a big towel dressing gown waiting.
Views are lovely from front of house and breakfast was excellent, from variety of fresh fruit, toast, cereals, traditional etc.
Clearly value their guests.”
“Really nice people who really put a lot of effort into making the place work. Building can't be missed, bright yellow on a little road near a church that has been converted into a garage. Whithorn is a little remote but has historic features - St Ninians priory and is a tidy market town.”
“Wonderful B&B in south west Scotland. The town of Whithorn is especially charming. The hostesse Linda was very friendly and helpful, the breakfast was good, good coffee etc. Beautiful surroundings. The bedroom was very comfortable, it had everything you need, tv, coffee, tea, biscuits and chocolate, and the bathroon had a remote controlled shower with lots of features ;) I recommend this B&B for anyone who likes charming personal places to stay in when travelling.”