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“Soon to be closed”

Whithorn story visitor center
Ranked #3 of 4 Restaurants in Whithorn
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Scotland/Portugal
Level 6 Contributor
232 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Soon to be closed”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

The Whithorn centre has a great museum of finds from the dig just behind it. Delicious sarnies or soup in the cafe and gift shop. The interpretation section follows the story of Whithorn from earliest times, including books on the area, with special focus on St Ninian, who brought Christianity to Scotland 1600 years ago. There are interdenominational prayers every week day at noon in the catholic church to celebrate this. Yet, despite all this history, the council wishes to close it.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A nice find.”
Reviewed 30 June 2013

This is a visitor centre but the cafe is open to anyone. Plenty of free parking on the wide high street.

Not a lot of room, and we moved up to allow another couple to share our table.

The food is mostly sandwiches, cakes, drinks and a daily soup, but it's all home-made and excellent value for money. The menu mentions that if you enjoy the soup then don't be afraid to ask for the recipe - my wife did. Also, we had the special treacle scones, and fruit ones. All nice and freshly baked.

A few things to buy in the shop, and good clean toilets upstairs. Very friendly local staff. Highly recommended if you're passing.

  • Visited June 2013
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Stamford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very welcoming and informative”
Reviewed 17 June 2013

We received a great welcome and all the staff were very helpful in advising us about the history of the area. The centre is well worth supporting and I hope that it is successful in its efforts to keep open.

Visited June 2013
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Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Fascinating Insight.”
Reviewed 16 June 2013

This centre provides a fascinating insight into an important aspect of Scotland's early medieval heritage. The displays were very informative and the staff were friendly and helpful. We had soup and sandwiches in the cafe and they were delicious. There was a good selection of books on local topics in the shop.

  • Visited June 2013
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cheshire
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Much more than a tea shop”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

The visitor center does have a little tea room but it is so much more, there are a series of small but fascinating displays about St Ninian and his influence in the village. The AV display is most informative.

  • Visited May 2013
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