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.