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Whithorn story visitor center

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45-47 George Street, Whithorn, Scotland
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aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were visiting Whithorn to look for long lost relations, we looked into the visitor center and had a visit to the museum and to where the dig had been.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Called here with my partner and my dog recently. I sat outside with my dog as its not dog friendly and my partner went in to order two drinks. After fifteen minutes we hadn't been served. Disappointed we left. Walked up the road fifty yards and found the central cafe. It was busy but got served straight away. Coffee delicious... More 

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Auerbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here in our walk about the tiny town. Seems like an information center about the area and just Scotland altogether. The guy working was helpful and had a nice sense of humor. This is a good place to buy little gifts if you are looking for some friends or family. I bought some lovely soap with a... More 

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Whithorn Story presents a wonderful exhibition of the history of Whithorn, going way back to ancient times giving a wealth of very well informed detail. They have an audio visual presentation which provides a good summary before viewing the exhibition. There is a very detailed explanation of archeological digs which have taken place over the years near to the... More 

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Forfar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Not much in Whithorn so this place stands out. The food was very good and inexpensive, the service excellent.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We called in for lunch on one of the busiest days in the area, and although service was slow, the staff apologised for the wait and when the food did arrive it was excellent. There are a lot of free information leaflets on the area which were very helpful, and the cafe also sells local crafts and produce. Although we... More 

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Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I was disappointed when I visited the area in November to find the centre closed so resolved to go back in the summer. It was worth the return visit. There is a lot to see and do both upstairs and downstairs, although if you have mobility problems - and the stairs ARE steep - it is good to realise that... More 

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Alresford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Christianity and its introduction to Scotland is well explained in its home location Exhibits are interesting,well presented and logically arranged. Guides are friendly and helpful Whilst not accompanied by children it was interesting to see efforts made to engage with them. Nearby were demonstrations of tool making in anticipation of building a 'Round House' Again we encountered enthusiastic assistance to... More 

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Gateshead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

We knew little of Whithorn when we arrived but much more when we left. Great exhibits , interesting video and range of ideas. The cream tea was great also. Only issue was lack of clear signage in the town so we almost drove past.

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Thank djne11026
England, UK.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

In the well stocked shop and cafe, we were greeted by Ruth. We took the full tour of this location, due to the time of year it was not busy. We took our time to investigate all the information available. We met with Isla who has excellent knowledge of all the ancient stones in this location. This really is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45-47 George Street, Whithorn, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dumfries and Galloway  >  Whithorn

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?