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"Wigtown - Martyrs Stake, Dumfries and Galloway" Top 5 Page for this destination Scotland Things to Do Tip by stevezero

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  Wigtown - Martyrs Stake, Dumfries and Galloway
by stevezero

On the marshland at the edge of town you can find a stone commemerating the spot where two women were drowned by being tied to a stake at low tide, and going under water at high tide. The two died for their religeous views in the 17th Century
The spot is no longer tidal due to subsequent drainage and land reclamation.

Directions: On the edge of Wigtown - follow signs

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  • Written Sep 20, 2005
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