Welcome to Wigtown

Scotland’s National Booktown
in the heart of Dumfries & Galloway

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Come and stay a while

I fixed on Galloway as
the best place to go…

A warm welcome awaits

Recharge your batteries

Peace and tranquilty in the
South-west of Scotland

Things to see and do

Get Lost in a Good Book Town – Wigtown

Welcome to Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, located in the heart of idyllic Dumfries & Galloway. Come visit and explore the bookshops, ancient history, vibrant culture, distilleries, pristine beaches and more.

Explore what’s on in Wigtown

See what upcoming events are happening in and around Wigtown.

Explore things to see & do

From scenic walks to ancient castles, there’s plenty of memorable sites to see and activities in Wigtown.

Explore the bookshops

Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town, we have bookshops on just about every corner.

Places to stay

Whether you prefer hotels, B&B, self-catered or camping, Wigtown has the perfect place for you to stay.

Explore the history

For a small town, Wigtown has a huge past which has shaped the future of Scotland.

Explore the Book Festival

Visit the vibrant Wigtown Book Festival with more than 200 events over 10 days each autumn.

Latest Events

  1. Transgressions

    November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Puffin

    Puffin

    November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Latest News

The Open Book Blog

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Wigtown Book Festival 2018

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Big Bang Weekend 2018

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Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown Book Festival 2018

Wigtown Book Festival takes place 21-30 September 2018. The programme will be released early August. You can subscribe to receive your copy...
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