Welcome to Langholm

....for your first taste of Scotland!

The ancient Burgh of Langholm (1621) is a bonnie 17th century woollen mill town, nestling beneath the imposing Whita Hill on the banks of the River Esk.
Only a few miles over the Border, Langholm, the ‘Muckle Toon’ is your first stop on the historic A7 route to Edinburgh – a favourite of the Romans and invading English armies of yesteryear and perfect for your first taste of Scotland!
Langholm, with its rich history and stunning landscapes is ideal staycation country. You can take leisurely riverside and woodland walks or be more active, hiking or biking on the surrounding hills and the famous Langholm Moor with its unique wildlife.

Whether you’re travelling north or south, having your first or last taste of Scotland, we guarantee you will receive a welcome like no other in Langholm, the ‘Muckle Toon.’

Langholm....explore and discover!

Take a drive along our Prehistoric Trail, visit Gilnockie Tower, find out about the Border Reivers and their connection with the ‘Moon Man,’ Neil Armstrong, research your family history or simply walk the Town Trail and soak up the history of all that has gone before.

And there’s more - being the southern Gateway to the Scottish Borders, Langholm is the perfect centre from which to explore and discover the many hidden gems in this part of undiscovered Scotland – The Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery, the Border Reivers Trail, the Galloway Coastal Trail, the Border Abbeys, Annan Distillery, Hawick’s cashmere outlets and visitor centres or even take a day trip backover the Border to Hadrian’s Wall and the Lake District.

Castle Craigs Club Rideouts

Castle Craigs Club Rideout Timetable

Benty Rideout: Saturday 16th July leaves Kilngreen at 1.30pm

Pony Rideout & Family Fun Day
11am Pony Club Games Castle Holm | 1pm Rideout leaves Kilngreen - Returns 2.15pm
2.30pm Family Fun Day

Ewes Valley Rideout: Tuesday 19th July leaves Kilngreen 6.30pm

Peden's View Rideout: Thursday 21st July leave Kilngreen at 6.45pm

Castle Craigs Rideout - leaves Kilngreen 12.55pm - Kirk Wynd 1pm

Langholm's Great Day

Back to normal for 2022

Langholm Common Riding

Friday 29th July 2022

Townsfolk and visitors can look forward to a Common Riding proper this year after two years of much-curtailed celebrations. Cornet elect Ruairi Hotson is raring to go and has already attended Hawick and Selkirk events.

As we move into July, the excitement will build and everyone can look forward to an extra-special event for 2022.

Visit Langholm Common Riding for more information

Excitement builds for new Play Park

Buccleuch Play Park to open soon

After many years in the planning and much fundraising, the Play Park within Langholm's Buccleuch Park is almost ready.

The wonderfully equipped new area has climbing frames, nets, slides, swings, a tunnel, a roundabout and more to keep the youngsters occupied and healthy through the summer holidays and beyond.

Watch local press and this site for updates.

Holiday activities for youngsters

Xcel Project's Summer Holiday Activities

Click the link below to view Xcel's great selection of Summer Activities for the first four weeks of the holidays as well as a reminder about their trips.

Concentrating on the first four weeks of activities for now, Xcel will release the final three weeks of activities nearer the time.

They are hoping to be able to have a couple of activities in our new space before the end of the holidays!


Click Xcel Project for more information

400 years of history...

Langholm 400

On September 19th 1621, a charter was signed establishing Langholm as a burgh. The designation allowed the town to host a weekly market and regular fairs, paving the way for events such as our renowned Common Riding.

In recognition of the 400th anniversary of this historic occasion, Langholm is planning a series of celebratory events.

Events at The Buccleuch Centre