Top things to do in Wigtown

Cafe in Wigtown


This bookshop is set around a brilliantly welcoming cafe serving decent coffee to prolong your reading time, as well as really delicious baking and other sweet treats. Soups, sandwiches and other light meals add a s…
Books in Wigtown

The Bookshop

This claims to be Scotland’s largest secondhand bookshop, and has a great collection of Scottish and regional titles. The owner's Diary of a Bookseller tells it like it is.
Literature in Wigtown

Wigtown Book Festival

This major 10-day book festival is held in Wigtown. As well as events with writers, there's a poetry competition and programs for children and young adults.
Pub in Wigtown


This attractive central bar has craft beer and a good atmosphere. It also does breakfasts, basic snacks and sandwiches during the day, and simple, cheap hot meals at night (as well as a Sunday roast). It regularly h…
Ruins in Wigtown

Torhouse Stone Circle

Four miles west of Wigtown, off the B733, this well-preserved ruin dates from the 2nd millennium BC.
Distillery in Wigtown

Bladnoch Distillery

Browsing books can be thirsty work, so it's fortunate that Bladnoch Distillery is just a couple of miles away from Wigtown, in the village of Bladnoch. Now Australian-owned, it wasn't open for tours at the time of r…