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Whithorn Priory & Museum


Whithorn Priory is the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, founded in the 5th century (St Ninian's "candid casa" - "the shining light"). The priory for Premonstratensian canons was built in the 12th century and beame the cathedral church of Galloway.

In the museum is a fine collection of early Christian stone, including the Latinus stone, the earliest Christian memorial in Scotland, and the Monreith Cross, the finest of the Whithorn school of crosses.

This property is managed by Historic Scotland.

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