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Festival venues

The main Festival takes over the centre of Wigtown every autumn, with events also being held in neighbouring Bladnoch and the wider local area.

See below for our 2018 Festival venues.



The festival runs events in the County Buildings, Wigtown Primary School for the Children's Festival and our new venue, The Print Room (in New Road behind the new Festival and Box Office at 11 North Main Street). As well as marquees, there are some quirky venues dotted around the town centre.


Town centre parking is limited. Extra parking is within close walking distance and disabled parking is provided during the Festival. It is shown on the map. Please follow the signs to the Old Showfield (Southfield Park) when you enter Wigtown.


  1. Festival Marquee
  2. The Print Room
  3. Wigtown Parish Church
  4. The Bookshop
  5. Up the Garden Path, Pop Up Bar
  6. Children’s Festival (including The Hall & The Treehouse)
  7. County Buildings (including Main Hall, Festival Café, Library,
    Nature Room & Supper Room)
  8. The Kist
  9. The Culture Club
  10. McNeillie Tent
  11. ReadingLasses Café & Bookshop
  12. Sacred Heart Church
  13. The Open Book
  14. The Old Manse
  15. Baptist Church
  16. Wigtown Market
  17. Number 11 (including Box Office)
  18. Craft
  19. At the Sign of the Dragon
  20. Book End Studio
  21. Curly Tale Books
  22. Byre Books
  23. Festival Bookshop
  24. Shoots & Leaves
  25. Beltie Books & Café
  26. The Old Bank Bookshop
  27. Craigard Gallery & Books
  28. Well-Read Books of Wigtown
  29. Café Rendezvous
  30. Galloway Bar
  31. Bladnoch Inn
  32. Cobwebs



Wigtown's neighbour, the village of Bladnoch, is just outside the town - 1.2 miles from the Festival Box Office and central Wigtown.


28. Well-Read Books of Wigtown
31. Bladnoch Inn

Venues outside Wigtown & Bladnoch

Maps showing directions to events at venues outside town (listed below) are available from the Box Office. Most of these venues are around 15-30 minutes’ drive from Wigtown.

Wherever possible, we will help find transport (usually car share) to events outside Wigtown. Please contact the Box Office.

Printed directions for drivers are also available, while postcodes for sat-nav are given below.

Postcodes for venues outside Wigtown

  • Crafty Distillery, 6.2 miles (DG8 6AS)
  • Newton Stewart, Cinema 6.9 miles (DG8 6NL)
  • Garlieston Harbour, 8.4 miles (DG8 8BB)
  • Galloway Home Farm, 8.6 miles (DG8 8HF)
  • The Swallow Theatre, 8.9 miles (DG8 8DR)
  • Cruggleton Church , 10.4 mils (DG8 8HL)
  • Whithorn Visitor Centre, 10.8 miles (DG8 8NS)
  • Old Place of Mochrum, 11.2 miles (DG8 9RS)
  • Glasserton Old Kirk, 13.4 miles (DG8 8JU)