local
attractions

make the most of your visit to the Langholm area

Local
Attractions

There is a huge range of attractions in the area that can help make your visit to this part of Scotland a special experience. Why not plan a few days here and really explore this wonderful location full of natural and cultural history.

Below is just a taste of what's on offer.

Samye Ling

Samye Ling is a monastery and international centre of Buddhist training, known for the authenticity of its teachings and tradition.

Founded in 1967 Samye Ling was the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre to be established in the West and was named after Samye, the very first monastery to be established in Tibet. Samye Ling is open all year round for visiting and other activities.

Gilnockie Tower

Gilnockie Tower or Hollows Tower is one of the finest examples of a 16th century Scots tower house or pele tower.

A Clan Armstrong stronghold and home to a Scottish legend, it stands in what were known as the Debateable Lands – so-called because no-one knew if they belonged to Scotland, or England

Please mention Wild Eskdale if you visit this attraction.

The Buccleuch Centre

The Buccleuch Centre is a modern and fully accessible venue. Our auditorium has tiered seating with one or more rows of seats on the flat, wheelchair users are always welcome to any of our shows.

We are fully licenced and have a well stocked bar with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Please mention Wild Eskdale if you visit this attraction.

Armstrong Border Tours

These tours are all about fun and seeing the incredible places our region has to offer, as well as learning all about it's fascinating history.

Please mention Wild Eskdale if you visit this attraction.

Muckle Toon Adventure Festival

Steeped in history, the Scottish Borderlands surrounding Langholm serve up a multitude of sweet natural trails guaranteed to make any mud-loving adventurer grin from ear to ear – so make sure you join the MTAF Party.

Your base for the weekend is the MTAF Basecamp, found at Langholm Rugby Club with everything from Guest Speakers, Climbing Wall, Live Music, Beer, Camping, Demos, Food, Assault Course and much, much more taking place!

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Langholm Common Riding

An event packed full of history and a spectacle to behold.

This event always takes place on the last Friday in July. It starts at 5am as the flute band parades the town and ends at 9.30 pm as the cornet hands back the flag in front of the town hall.

Gretna Green

A Five Star Scottish Visitor Attraction, Shopping and Wedding Venue at the home of Anvil weddings since 1754

Only 14 miles from Langholm, Gretna Green offers fantastic outlet shopping and a great day out.

7 Stanes Mountain Biking - Newcastleton

The 7stanes are world-class mountain biking centres that span the south of Scotland. Their award-winning trails offer some of the best mountain biking in the country and attract riders from all over the UK and beyond.

Langholm Walks

The Langholm Walks offer unrivalled walking in the peaceful hills of Eskdale in South West Scotland.

The Walled Garden - Arkleton

The Walled Garden at Arkleton is the dreamiest of secret gardens.

Tucked away in the Ewes valley surrounded by beautiful old woodland it is being restored and rejuvenated. The aim is to surpass its original functional purpose and to elevate it to a sensation filled haven of peace and beauty.

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