Historic Scotland

Opening times

1 April to 31 October:
Monday to Sunday, 10.30am to 5pm

1 November to 31 March:

Check here for unexpected closures



There is on-street parking nearby. Visitors can also be dropped off at the entrance to the monument.

Approach to site

The museum and priory are 70m from the public parking along a tarmac road and pavements.

Visitor centre

The museum has step-free access and is on the level.


The priory site is about 20m from the museum along a tarmac path.

Entry to the priory grounds is through a narrow wooden gate.

The ruined nave of the cathedral church sits on a small but steep hill. All entrances to the nave have at least one step and are approached across grass.

Access to the vaults is down historic stone steps. The floor inside the vaults is gravel with many level changes. There are no windows and light levels can be very low.


Nearest adapted toilet is at:

Whithorn Story Visitor Centre
45–47 George Street

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome:

  • at all Historic Scotland properties
  • within roofed areas

View our Access guide to find out about accessibility at more than 80 of our sites.