Whithorn Priory and Museum

6 Bruce Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8 8PY

01988 500 700



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:

The Whithorn Story Exhibition
45-47 George Street


Assistance dogs are permitted at all our sites and within roofed areas.  

Visitors' dogs are allowed at Whithorn Priory, but are not permitted in roofed areas. 

Dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and not left unattended at any time. Owners must pick up after their dogs.

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Historic Scotland

Opening times

Due to access restrictions in place as a precautionary measure while we undertake high level masonry inspections, there is currently no visitor access to this site.


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