The site where two local woman were drowned because of their beliefs
The Marty's Stake
The granite stake is said to mark the place where Margaret McLachlan (63) and Margaret Wilson (18), two local Covenanter women, were tied and drowned on 11 May 1685.
The stake is sited where the original River Bladnoch flowed to Wigtown Harbour, now the Marytr's Stake car park.
Another reason to visit Wigtown.
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.
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.
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