Places to Visit

......for your first taste of Scottish culture

Discover Scotland's fascinating history at every turn, unique Scottish attractions and thrilling outdoor experiences in our beautiful country.

As your first destination on the historic A7 route north, the town of Langholm will give you a first taste of ancient Scottish history, heritage and stories from across the centuries.

Langholm is a town of contrasts. You will be presented with a sublime and unique blend of history, heritage and landscape around every corner.

With rugged moorland and meandering valleys, Langholm truly gives you a sense of escapism.

Amongst the many places to visit is the 500 year old Gilnockie Tower, home to the Armstrong Clan and Johnnie Armstrong, the most notorious of the 16th century Border Reivers. This, amongst others, will capture your imagination!

Langholm....explore and discover!


You will find traditions and features of Langholm Life around every corner. Walk the town and enjoy the history, soak up the culture and even trace your own personal heritage at the town's visitor centre. Steeped in history, with Border families aplenty, Langholm is the genealogist's dream.

....explore and discover!

Days Out

Within easy driving distance of the Galloway Coast, the Scottish Borders and the Lake District, make Langholm your base while visiting the area. There are many surprises among the hills; see neighbouring villages and explore the many trails our countryside has to offer by car, bicycle or on foot.

....explore and discover!


Langholm is blessed with many unique attractions. Simply walk the town and discover these at every turn.

....explore and discover!