Martyr's Stake


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. 

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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.

Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival

3-day celebration of traditional music & dance featuring concerts, workshops, sessions, solo piping competition, Highland dancing competition, family fun day and much more!

Traditional Music

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

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

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