Whithorn is a former royal burgh situated along the coast line of Dumfries and Galloway. Today, Whithorn boasts access to beaches and a lovely stretch of land and sea along the Machars. Popular with fishing fanatics, there are two bait and kit shops in the village, alongside a convenience store. Nearby is the Monreith Animal World and lots of public gardens to discover. The village has a remarkable history for Christians as it’s the home of the first church in Scotland, and dates back to approximately 500BC. The church known as the White House (which translated in the Anglo-Saxon is roughly Whithorn) is the burial place of saints, so it attracts many visitors. As such, Whithorn is thought to be Scotland’s earliest town. In the middle ages, the burgh of Whithorn thrived as the shrines were visited by pilgrims and the kings of queens of Alba.