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Whithorn Cradle of Christianity

  • Newton Stewart
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

Opening hours

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


Adults: £5.50

Concessions: £4.40

Kids: £3.30

Family: £15.00

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01988 500 508



Click here to visit Whithorn Cradle of Christianity's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

No, Whithorn Cradle of Christianity is not wheelchair friendly.

Yes, Whithorn Cradle of Christianity have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Whithorn Cradle of Christianity has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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