South of the A75 is the peninsula of fertile rolling farmland known as the Machars which juts south out of Galloway.

Although largely ignored by visitors, it was here that christianity was first introduced into Scotland via St Ninian well before St Columba. There are Croannogs and various ancient remains but otherwise this is the Galloway cattle and ad the warm south westernly breezes that keep this corner of Scotland temperate.

It's a somewhat neglected corner of the southwest but has strong early-Christian associations, and there are many important sites.

Nearby Distilleries

Bladnoch Distillery

Scotland's most southerly distillery in the Machars. Founded in 1817 and still the traditional distillery. Well worth a visit.

Travel Directions to The Machars

The Machars is served by Stagecoach Western (Tel 01776-704484) bus No 415 which runs regularly between Newton Stewart and Isle of Whithorn, via Whithorn and Wigtown.

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