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Things to do in Newton Stewart

Historic market town on the River Cree and Gateway to the Galloway Hills

Known for...   The Wicker Man
 

  Attractions

Cairn Holy Chambered Cairns FREE

Two remarkably complete Neolithic burial cairns, of a type characteristic of Galloway.
6.5m south east of Creetown, on the A75
DG8 7EA

 

Maclellan's Castle

The remains of this late 16th century noble residence demonstrate how architecture evolved from the heavily defended tower house.
Kirkcudbright
DG6 4JD

 

Chapel Finian FREE

The foundation remains of a small chapel in an enclosure, built in the Irish style, probably as a chapel for pilgrims on their way.
5m north west of Port William on the A747
DG8 9RT

 

St Ninian's Cave FREE

The cave is traditionally associated with St Ninian. Early crosses found at the site are housed at Whithorn Museum.
Physgill, on the coast 4m south west of Whithorn on the A747
DG8 8JU

 

Broughton House And Garden

Right in the heart of Kirkcudbright, a pretty artists’ colony on the Solway Firth, this is an 18th-century Georgian house.
12 High Street
Kirkcudbright
DG6 4JX

 

St Ninian's Chapel FREE

Restored ruins of a 13th-century chapel, probably used by pilgrims on their way to Whithorn.
At Isle of Whithorn on the A747.
DG8 8LL

 

Whithorn Priory And Museum

One of the earliest Christian sites in Scotland, Whithorn was traditionally held to be founded by St Ninian in the 5th or 6th C.
Whithorn
DG8 8PY

 

Carsluith Castle FREE

Carsluith Castle is a lightly-defended tower house. It is typical of the many L-planned tower houses built by the landed gentry.
3.5m south of Creetown on the A75
DG8 7DY

 

Barsalloch Fort FREE

Barsalloch Fort has never been archaeologically investigated, but it was most probably a defended farmstead.
On the edge of a promontory above Barsalloch Point
DG8 9LH

 

Drumtroddan Standing Stones FREE

An alignment of three stones, one of which has fallen.
On the B7085
DG8 9LE

 

Cardoness Castle

A well-preserved six storey tower house of the McCullochs dating back to the 15th century. Its battlements command excellent views.
2km south west of Gatehouse of Fleet on the A75
DG7 2EH

 

Rispain Camp FREE

A rectangular settlement defended by a bank and ditch.
1m west of Whithorn, behind Rispain Farm on the A746.
DG8 8LZ

 

Druchtag Motte FREE

A fine example of a motte castle in a part of Scotland where this type of early timber castle proliferated in the 12th and 13th C.
At Mochrum village on the A747
DG8 9LZ

 

Torhouse Stone Circle FREE

A Bronze Age stone circle consisting of 19 boulders.
4m west of Wigtown on the B733
DG8 9BJ

 

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