Martyr's Stake


The site where two local woman were drowned because of their beliefs

The Marty's Stake

The granite stake is said to mark the place where Margaret McLachlan (63) and Margaret Wilson (18), two local Covenanter women, were tied and drowned on 11 May 1685.

The stake is sited where the original River Bladnoch flowed to Wigtown Harbour, now the Marytr's Stake car park. 

Another reason to visit Wigtown. 

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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.

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

Mountain Biking

The cottages are a short drive away from two of the world class 7 Stanes mountain bike trails at Kirroughree (15mins) and Glentrool (20mins).

MTB Trails

Cream o' Galloway Visitor Centre

Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre is the home of luxurious dairy Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream, made with organic milk from their award winning cow with calf dairy farm. Open from Spring till Autumn for play in the adventure playground, E-karts and pedal karts, toddler Mini Play Zone and deliciously tasty events.

Cream o' Galloway

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