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.

Coming to The Buccleuch

The Buccleuch Centre | Friday 29th April | 7.30pm

The Springsteen Sessions

Dougie Robertson, the singer/frontman, founded the SPRINGSTEEN SESSIONS in 2014 and they have gone from strength to strength ever since.
Back to playing to large and enthusiastic audiences up and down the UK The SPRINGSTEEN SESSIONS have now totally re-branded – retaining the all-important “front-man” – and have added a complete revamp of the entire band introducing some of the best experienced musicians around.
These guys are all huge fans of “The Boss” and their devotion to replicating the authentic sounds of the “Main Man” and the E-Street Band is obvious.

A Common Riding proper!

Back to normal for 2022

Langholm Common Riding

Friday 29th July 2022

The members of the Common Riding decided unanimously that Common Riding 2022 should go ahead as a normal Common Riding.
Their next meeting is the AGM in March at which other events including the public meeting and election of Cornet will be organised.
Everyone can therefore look forward to celebrating our great day in the traditional manner.

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