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WHITHORN ABBEY

WHITHORN ABBEY
WHITHORN ABBEY

The supposed site of Scotland's first church, built by St Ninian in the late 4th or early 5th century and known as the 'Candida Casa' - or 'white house' - hence 'whithorn'. There are the modest remains of a 12th century Premonstratensian abbey church, a shrine to St Ninian, a 19th century parish church dedicated to St Ninian and a small museum which contains the Latinus Stone, Scotland's earliest Christian monument.

This place is for enthusiasts only. The museum has limited opening - check before making a special trip. Whithorn itself has limited facilities.

Region:
Location/Address: 6 Bruce Street
Whithorn
County: Dumfries & Galloway
Post Code: DG8 8PY
Main Historic Period: Dark Ages
Tip/Nearby: Ninian chapel and cave are further on, on the Isle of Whithorn
Primary Management: Historic Scotland
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