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Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland's historic environment

Whithorn Priory


Known as Scotland's 'cradle of Christianity', Whithorn Priory was a centre of Christian worship for more than 1,000 years.

One of the country’s earliest Christian communities lived and worshipped here, creating artworks in stone to express their faith.

For information on visiting Whithorn Priory and Museum, go to our website:

Read more detailed information on the history of the priory on Canmore, our online catalogue of Scotland's heritage: