Bridge Street, Lockerbie (Image credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/87637435%40N00/4291015551)

Bridge Street, Lockerbie

The perfect walking and touring base just off the A74(M), Lockerbie in South West Scotland is a mere 12 miles from Dumfries and Burns Country to the west and 13 miles from walking centre Moffat to the north near the Southern Upland Way. The town is also conveniently placed for visiting the Gretna Green cluster of gift and Scottish tartan shops, plus the choice of restaurants, cafes and attractions around nearby Gretna.

A popular stopover along the A74(M), Lockerbie offers an exceptional choice of B&Bs, small hotels, welcoming inns with rooms and cosy cottages. Attractions and activities in the local area include quad biking, a day out at Dalton Pottery and exploring the Burns museums and historic homes in Dumfries.  The cities of Carlisle, Glasgow and Edinburgh are all within day trip distance and you'll find a range of outdoor activities nearby in forest parks from Mabie and the Galloway Forest Park to Kielder Forest Park to the east.

The Lockerbie area's famous son, the writer and historian Thomas Carlyle, was born in Ecclefechan in 1795, just south of Lockerbie in a relatively humble house. The great thinker left Ecclefechan at 13, walking all the way to Edinburgh and the university! See a variety of Carlyle's personal possessions, inside. The house is open for tours across the Easter and Summer seasons. Browse and book places to stay in Lockerbie.

Accommodation in Lockerbie

  • Lockerbie   (7.2 miles from the centre of Lockerbie)
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    Located in Lockerbie, Days Inn Lockerbie Annandale Water is within the region of Lockerbie Ice Rink and Lockerbie Golf Club. This hotel is within the region of Dryfesdale Lodge ...
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  • Ecclefechan   (5.5 miles from the centre of Lockerbie)
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    Welcome to the Ecclefechan Hotel in Dumfries and Galloway. A listed building which began life in the 1730 s and thus steeped in history. We are located seconds from junction 19 ...
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  • Lockerby   (9.6 miles from the centre of Lockerbie)
     
     
    Beautiful Bed and breakfast in Gretna Green. Tucked away down a secluded road in its own grounds of fifteen acres, discover a haven of peace and quiet.
     
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