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Wigtown High Street

Wigtown High Street shops - See text below

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Wigtown High Street

Wigtown is now known as Scotland's National Book Town but has a long history going back to the 14th Century when the town provided a crossing point for the river Cree and was a busy coastal harbour community. Wigtown's High Street splits into North and South Main Street and these areas are home to many themed bookshops. Wigtown may be small but if you are a book buff, be prepared to spend several hours here as there are miles of shelving containing books on every subject imaginable.
Dumfries and Galloway is a rural area with some beautiful coastline and forests, including the 300 square mile Galloway Forest Park. The area is easy to reach from England, Wales or other parts of Scotland; there are even ferries from Larne and Belfast directly into Stranraer.

The Wigtown Book Town web site has detailed information on events and Book Town information.
The official Dumfries and Galloway Tourist Information website has lots of information about events in the area or you can find out more about the local towns of Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie on this site. We particular recommend a visit to the Gem Rock Museum at Creetown.


The Shops@Wigtown.High.St


West End

Langford Press (publishers) 2
The Book Corner (Bookshop) 2
Agnew Crescent =====
Fitzsimmon the Grocer 32
Florentine Café 31
The Wigtown Ploughman Hotel 30
451f (Bookshop) 29
Post Office 27
Machars (Healthy Living / Information) 26
(empty)- 25
Galloway Inn 24
The Glaisnock (guest house & restaurant) 20
Reading Lasses (books and café) 17
Hooks 'n' Looks (fishing tackle) 15
The Old Bank Bookshop 7
11 Menavaur Books
3 Cauldron (Bookshop)
1A The Gift Gallery (gifts)
1 The Picture Shop (gallery)
32 Roy McGarva (furniture)
31 Co-op (Supermarket)
30 F McAdam (general store)
===== High Vennel
23 The Book End Studio (& gallery)
22 - (empty )
21 Bank of Scotland
20 Wigtown Pharmacy
18 The Box of Frogs (gifts)
17 The Bookshop (buy & sell)
15 All Sorts (Charity shop)
14 Arty Facts (art supplies)
13 M E McCarty (Bookshop)
12 Bits of Wood (wooden gifts)
===== New Rd
Historic Newspapers (news)
F Norris & Son (Butcher)

East End

There are also some bookshops not on High St or Main St that we have listed here to complete the picture.
  The Music Shop (music books & sheet music)
The Book Vaults
AA1 Books at Windyhill
Ming Books
Web Books UK
Unit 10 Book Warehouse
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