Dates announced for this year's Wigtown Book Festival (2021)


This year's Wigtown Book Festival will take place over 24th September - 3rd October.

Wigtown is transformed during the Book Festival

Accommodation is always very busy for the hugely popular Wigtown Book Festival so please ensure that you book early again this year to avoid disappointment.

You couldn't be closer, without being in Wigtown itself, at Courtyard Cottages and with a choice of accommodation, this is the perfect base for your Wigtown Book Festival experience.

Wigtown Book Festival

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27 Apr 21
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19 Apr 21
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Visitor Attractions


Within a short distance of the cottages you'll find world famous literary, food and music festivals, stunning hillwalking and mountain biking in the Galloway Hills and Galloway Forest Park and some of the best scenery and wildlife in Scotland.

Cream o' Galloway Visitor Centre

Cream o’ Galloway Visitor Centre is the home of luxurious dairy Cream o' Galloway Ice Cream, made with organic milk from their award winning cow with calf dairy farm. Open from Spring till Autumn for play in the adventure playground, E-karts and pedal karts, toddler Mini Play Zone and deliciously tasty events.

Cream o' Galloway

Galloway Forest Park

Discover picturesque forest trails, world class mountain biking, visitor centres, stunning wildlife and a long and colourful history spread over 299sq miles. Galloway Forest Park attracts around 800,000 visitors per year and is a highlight of any visit to the Wigtownshire region of Dumfries & Galloway.

Galloway Forest Park

Wigtown Book Festival

Founded in 1999, the 10-day Wigtown Book Festival is now one of the UK's best-loved literary events and this year has more than 200 events and activities for all ages, including music, theatre, food and visual arts.

Book Festival

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