Other places to stay in and around Moffat
Cottage is a traditional Scottish stone dormer cottage dating
back more than 250 years.
The house has been fully modernised and is equipped with everything you
need for a cosy, welcoming holiday home.
It has a modern gas fired central heating system, plus a traditional open
fireplace in the lounge.
Logs and coal are provided, fuel, electricity, bed linen and towels are
Kirsty Cottage is a 250-year-old stone cottage located in the heart of
Moffat, only a couple of minutes' walk from the High Street.
Kirsty Cottage Accommodation
Four-star luxury self-catering holiday cottage in Moffat, south west
Scotland and it sleeps up to four.
Only a short walk from the centre of the historic conservation town of
Enjoy a meal or drink in one of Moffat's many pubs, restaurants or cafes
We have just reopened after a year-long refurbishment project which has
modernised the building extensively, while retaining its traditional character.
The cottage is fully equipped and heating, electricity, bed linen and
towels are all included in the rent.
Master bedroom with double bed.
Second bedroom with twin beds.
Kirsty Cottage Facilities
Stunning new kitchen with built-in electric cooker and gas hob over,
fridge, microwave and washing machine.
Lounge with solid fuel stove (coal and logs included) and TV/DVD player.
Domestic Help Available
No Smoking Permitted
No credit cards accepted
Drumlanrig Castle & The Scottish Cycle Museum at Drumlanrig
The magnificent 'Pink Palace' of Drumlanrig, the family home of the Duke
and Duchess of Buccleuch and
Constructed from distinctive pink sandstone, the castle is built on the
site of an ancient Douglas stronghold overlooking the breathtaking Nith
In 1839, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, a blacksmith from Drumlanrig, invented
the bicycle, riding 60 miles to Glasgow on,his new creation.
Today, you can discover the history of this fascinating machine at The
Scottish Cycle Museum, situated within the Stableyard.
This houses a collection of bicycles ranging from a replica of Macmillan's
original, an 1868 velocipede, a number of Victorian tricycles and penny
farthings, through some early safety bicycles, to a 1912 Dursley Pederson
alongside the mountain bike as we know it today.
The first Dark Sky Park in the UK, is sited within Galloway Forest Park.
With more than 7,000 stars to look at, visitors are spoilt for choice.
The Milky Way is clearly visible to the naked eye, as are near objects.
There are ten designated viewing sites within the park.
Hidden Treasures, Museum of Lead Mining, is based in the picturesque village
of Wanlockhead, which at 1,531 feet above sea level is the highest village
Wanlockhead is set amid the Lowther Hills, directly on the Southern Upland
Way and just minutes from the magnificent Mennock Pass.
Discover an 18th century lead mine deep in the hillside, experience the
thrill of going underground, see how the miners really lived and explore
the second oldest subscription library in Europe.
Hermitage, in deepest Liddesdale, is an awesome 13th century castle ruin
with a history of torture, treason and romantic trysts.
For most of its 400-year existence, Hermitage Castle was the key to controlling
the Scottish Middle March and was fought over time and again In October
1566, the 4th Earl of Bothwell, secret lover of Mary Queen of Scots, was
badly injured in a skirmish with reivers.
On hearing the news, Mary decided to visit him in his sick-bed, and rode
out from Jedburgh, a 25-mile ride across difficult terrain.
Their tryst, on 16 October, lasted two hours.
On the arduous journey back to Jedburgh, Mary's horse stumbled, throwing
her into a bog, from which she contracted a fever. She was confined to
bed in Jedburgh for a week, and it was said she was fortunate to recover
from her ordeal.
Samye Ling Tibetan Centre
Located in a peaceful valley on the banks of the river Esk, Kagyu Samye
Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to be established in the West.
It is a centre for wisdom and learning and is open to people of all faiths
The centre is open all year round for visits and meditation courses, classes
Dating back to 1107, Traquair House was originally a hunting lodge for
the kings and queens of Scotland.
It later became the home of the Earls of Traquair and is still lived in
by their descendants, the Maxwell Stuart family. Today Traquair is well
known as the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.
Visitors can enjoy the extensive grounds, maze, craft workshops and the
famous Traquair House Brewery in the 18th century wing of the house.
This is one of the finest castles in Scotland.
Caerlaverock's most remarkable features are its unique triangular shape,
the twin-towered gatehouse and the Nithsdale Lodging, embellished with
ornate Renaissance stone carvings, dating from the 1630s.
Admission includes a siege warfare exhibition, a children's adventure
park and a nature trail leading around the moat and through the woods
to the site of the old castle.
Whether you're looking for a quiet, relaxing break, fun for all the family
or an action-packed mountain biking adventure, there's plenty to do in
and around Moffat.
Many people visit Moffat for the excellent walks in the
area and river fishing, a stocked trout loch, a bowling
green, tennis courts and a golf course are all available
Station Park has a boating lake, a putting green and a children's play
area, including the interactive water feature "Moffatasia".
The park's magnificent floral displays have helped Moffat win the prestigious
Scotland in Bloom and Britain in Bloom awards on several occasions.
Moffat is an ideal location to explore the 7stanes - seven mountain
biking centres across Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish
'Stane' is the Scots word for stone, and at each of the 7stanes locations,
there is a stone sculpture reflecting a local myth or legend.
Events in Moffat include Gala Week in mid-July, Moffat Walking
Festival in September and the Christmas Festival on the last
Sunday in November.
The town of Moffat is less than two miles from the M74 motorway, the main
link between Scotland and England. The nearest railway stations are Lockerbie
and Dumfries, which have regular bus connections to Moffat.
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