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Wildlife & Fishing at the Isle of Whithorn

Our Wildlife & Fishing activities are based at the Isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway.

Find more about Dumfries & Galloway on the Visit Scotland web site.

This corner of Scotland is relatively under explored and life goes on at an easy pace, making it an ideal destination to unwind and get close to a wide range of wildlife or to enjoy the sea fishing.

Luce Bay is a Special Area of Conservation, while the coast around the Isle of Whithorn is recognized as an area of scenic beauty, environmental and archaeological importance.

Rich fishing in the lochs, rivers, beaches and seas attract sporting anglers [ www.fishpal.com ]

The exciting birds and marine life, draws people from around Britain to enjoy the sights around the wild coastlines and nature reserves.

Isle of Whithorn

This is a quiet fishing village with picturesque natural harbour, used by assorted small dinghies, yachts, motorboats and fishing boats.

Facts and Facilities

  • Family and dog friendly village pub with meals, snacks and accommodation.  The Steam Packet renowned for its excellent beer.
  • Plenty of free parking, public toilets.
  • Post office, shop and a tearoom.
  • Variety of family and pet friendly accommodation in village and surrounding area – holiday lets, guest houses, bed & breakfast and camping. Visit Trip Advisor or www.whithorn.info
  • Excellent coastal walks round the craggy coves and beaches, golf courses, cycle routes, the famous 7Stanes mountain-biking trails, activity centres/places of interest within area www.isleofwhithorn.com/seeanddo.asp

Beside the harbour are sites associated with St Ninian who founded the first Christian Church in Britain, around AD 390.

Directions to Isle of Whithorn

Our boat ‘Lauren Jade’ is moored at the Isle of Whithorn, the second most southerly village in Scotland.

Heading West along the A75 from Dumfries, turn south (left) at the roundabout outside Newton Stewart onto the B714 signs for Wigtown, Whithorn and finally the Isle of Whithorn.

Heading East on the A75 from Stranraer, turn right on the brow of the hill at Glenluce and follow signs for Port William and the Isle of Whithorn.  Both routes take approx. 35mins.

If using a Sat Nav the postcode is DG8 8LL