Langholm Tourist Information

River and Road Bridge in Langholm

River and Road Bridge in Langholm

Langholm, a Border town in Dumfriesshire is situated in the central South West of the country, and was historically built around the River Esk.

What’s Langholm Like?

Langholm, often referred to as the “Muckle Toun”, is nestled in a valley between four hills (Meikleholmhill, Castle Hill, Warblaw and (the highest at 300m) Whita Hill). Langholm is a textile town and home to the world famous Edinburgh Woollen Mill.

Features of Langholm

There’s a lot on offer in Langholm – and a lot the casual visitor might not expect – for instance, the Tibetan Buddhist Centre and Monastery, Kagyu Samye Ling. More traditional Scottish interests and history are documented at the Clan Armstrong Museum based at the church on the Castle Holm, or at the Hermitage Castle to Langholm’s North East, the Malcolm Memorial in Langholm, and the fort near to Eskdalemuir. Walkers will find a whole host of detailed walks in the area on

which gives details of some wonderful local trails, some of prehistoric interest – and all picturesque. This area in general is full of great walking tracks and routes, green, hilly and with views over to the Borders and down to the Lakes in good weather conditions. Visitors keen on more active pursuits, particularly those families with older children, might want to take a trip to the Westlands activity centre near Annan. Only 23 miles away from Langholm, it offers such diverse activities as clay pigeon shooting, karting, assault courses, quad bikes and paintball.

Cultural activities in Langholm include a yearly music festival and are now largely focused on the new Buccleuch Centre which is self-titled as South Scotland’s Premier Music and Arts venue and is certainly worth a visit if you’re planning a stay in or around the town. Visitors to Langholm will find plenty to entertain them both locally and a little further afield – in central Scotland and out to the West towards Kilmarnock and Girvan.

How to get to Langholm

Langholm is around 19 miles North of Carlisle, so is very close to the Scotland/England border, and is positioned directly on the A7 between Carlisle and Edinburgh, making it easily accessible for the main UK motorway network.

Where to stay in Langholm

We are proud to offer some wonderful properties in the Langholm and surrounding area, mainly in the form of self-catering holiday cottages, both traditional and state-of-the-art contemporary, so do check out all the options below. Whether you’re looking for pet-friendly, family, or couples’ accommodation, you can be sure to find something to suit all tastes and budgets in our listings.