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.

Glenwhan Gardens

Glenwhan Gardens has been described as one of the most beautiful newly made gardens in Scotland, with unique & stunning sea views across to the Isle of Man, Luce Bay, and the Mull of Galloway.

Glenwhan Gardens

Wigtown Book Festival

Founded in 1999, the 10-day Wigtown Book Festival is now one of the UK's best-loved literary events and this year has more than 200 events and activities for all ages, including music, theatre, food and visual arts.

Book Festival

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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