Dates announced for this year's Wigtown Book Festival


This year's Wigtown Book Festival will take place over 25th September - 4th October.

Wigtown is transformed during the Book Festival

Accommodation is always very busy for the hugely popular Wigtown Book Festival so please ensure that you book early again this year to avoid disappointment.

You couldn't be closer, without being in Wigtown itself, at Courtyard Cottages and with a choice of accommodation is the perfect base for your Wigtown Book Festival experience.

Wigtown Book Festival

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Visitor Attractions


Within a short distance of the cottages you'll find world famous literary, food and music festivals, stunning hillwalking and mountain biking in the Galloway Hills and Galloway Forest Park and some of the best scenery and wildlife in Scotland.

Galloway Forest Park

Discover picturesque forest trails, world class mountain biking, visitor centres, stunning wildlife and a long and colourful history spread over 299sq miles. Galloway Forest Park attracts around 800,000 visitors per year and is a highlight of any visit to the Wigtownshire region of Dumfries & Galloway.

Galloway Forest Park

The Cocoabean Company

A day full of fun for all the family with children's and adults chocolate making workshops, indoor and outdoor play areas and cafe; The Cocoabean Company, known locally as 'The Chocolate Factory', is the perfect day out whatever the weather.

Chocolate Factory

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

3-day celebration of traditional music & dance featuring concerts, workshops, sessions, solo piping competition, Highland dancing competition, family fun day and much more!

Traditional Music

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