Whithorn Cradle of Christianity | Day Out With The Kids

Whithorn Cradle of Christianity

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Ages: 4+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Whithorn Cradle of Christianity

Founded by St. Ninian in the 5th century this is the site of the first Christian church in Scotland, later becoming the cathedral church of Galloway. The ongoing archaeological excavation is partially open to visitors. In the museum itself is a significant collection of early Christian stones.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


45 to 47 George Street in Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 8NS, Scotland


Click here to visit Whithorn Cradle of Christianity's website
01988 500 508

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

1st April till 31st October 10:30 – 17:00


Adults: £5.50

Concessions: £4.40

Kids: £3.30

Family: £15.00

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