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Address: Whithorn, Scotland
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Interesting museum and ruins

We visited the Priory upon our arrival in Withorn. Stopped in the Withorn Story first for a light lunch, then wandered the museum there. Outside and around back, we found the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
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Pennsburg, PA
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Pennsburg, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We visited the Priory upon our arrival in Withorn. Stopped in the Withorn Story first for a light lunch, then wandered the museum there. Outside and around back, we found the Scottish Heritage museum for the carved stones - fascinating with a knowledgeable guide. The ruins were well kept and fun to wander around.

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Scotland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

You will be hard pushed not to be impressed by the history of this Priory, Take your time and savour the atmosphere. How many Pious people have walked before you.....do their Spirits still haunt the area. No matter whether you believe in God or not this building has a sense of purpose.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Nothing more than a house with no roof. Interesting if you are in to that type of thing and it's free. If you are having a stroll around the harbour, might as well take a look.

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Gateshead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the museum and remains of the archeological dig. Shame that the Croziers are in Edinburgh but needs must. The standing stones information was clear and fascinating.

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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Amidst the ruins of the priory there is little left of the ancient cathedral and nothing at all left of the shrine of St Ninian. Yet wandering round the ruins provides time and space for quiet reflection on when this area was the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, and on the later time when pilgrims from all over Europe gave... More 

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London
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Poorly signposted, I drove past it twice. Once there it doesn't do justice to its historic significance, one dull chapel ruin and some cellars. The museum is all about the crosses found there, and has some fine examples, but hardly mentions St Ninian and his importance to the early church. You are directed to a separate (paid) museum in the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Entering via a covered arch entrance from the main high street, the ruins of the Priory have been used by generations since as a place to put commemorative plaques. The ruins are by the side of the more modern church - worth popping in to see as well.

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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Before visiting Whithorn I was ignorant of the fact that this is the cradle of Christianity in Scotland. I had thought that it had more to do with Columba than Ninian but it appears I was mistaken. It was very interesting therefore to visit the Priory and hear about its history its very long history from the experts on the... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

We visited on a beautiful sunny day, which no doubt enhanced our visit. We ate in the cafe, the food was lovely and the staff were attentive. We walked around the exhibition, which was interesting. There is a museum of celtic crosses to the rear which is really interesting. We then visited the priory and also the church, which is... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Beautiful ruin, wonderful early stonework. Easily accessible through an original archway from the main street, quiet and peaceful setting.

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