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Whithorn Cradle of Christianity

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor, 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.


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

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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Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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