Byre Books


Wigtown was selected as Scotland’s Booktown in 1997. It has many book businesses in a small town of just over a thousand people.

Wigtown is a true haven for people who enjoy browsing among old books in a peaceful rural setting. Within 30 minutes drive of Wigtown we have mountain walks, sandy beaches, stately homes and gardens, castles and remains of castles, and sacred sites such as a stone age circle and burial chamber, and St Ninian’s Cave.

Click here for more about Wigtown Booktown, and events being organised in the town this year, such as the Spring Book Weekend ( 1st weekend in May) and also the Wigtown Book Festival (last week in September, and the first week in October). They also have up to date travel information about getting to this area.