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The Borders and the Southwest Travel Guide


Known for its early Christian settlement, Whithorn is full of history. The main street is notably wide, with cute pastel buildings nestled up against each other, their low doorways and small windows creating images of years long past. It's still mainly a farming community, but is fast becoming a popular tourist destination. Several scenes from the original Wicker Man were shot in

and around the area. During the summer months, it's a popular place for festivals. The Isle of Whithorn, just beyond the town, is not an island at all but a fishing village of great charm.

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