...explore & discover

Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery
Eskdalemuir, Langholm

One of the top tourist attractions in Dumfries and Galloway, and 13 miles northwest of Langholm is the Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery.
An international centre of Buddhist training, it is known for the authenticity of its teachings and tradition.  It is also a centre for the preservation of Tibetan religion, culture, medicine, art, architecture and handicrafts. 


Eskdale's Natural and Historic Heritage

The countryside around the Muckle Toon of Langholm is one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Explore the rolling hills, moorland and woodland, see castle ruins, a stunning variety of wildlife and soak up a wealth of heritage and traditions. Find out about our prehistoric and moorland trails, which have been newly developed to help you discover our beautiful natural heritage.  Peer into the past!


The Buccleuch Centre
Buccleuch Square, Langholm

The Buccleuch Centre is a modern, fully accessible entertainment venue with automatic doors, no steps and wide open spaces for easy access.  The Centre is fully licenced with a well stocked bar serving a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There are several spaces available for hire, see our venue hire page on the website for details.


Gilnockie Tower

Gilnockie Tower or Hollows Tower is one of the finest examples of a 16th century Scots tower house or pele tower. A Clan Armstrong stronghold and home to a Scottish legend, it stands in what was known as the Debateable Lands – so-called because no-one knew if they belonged to Scotland, or England.


The Walled Garden at Arkleton

The Walled Garden at Arkleton is the dreamiest of secret gardens. Tucked away in the Ewes valley five miles north of Langholm and surrounded by beautiful old woodland it is being restored and rejuvenated. The aim is to elevate it from its original functional purpose and to create a sensation-filled haven of peace and beauty. Spend time picking your own flowers from the garden while enjoying tea and homemade cake or spend the night in the lovingly restored cabin.


Hermitage Castle

Nestled in the infamous reiving borderlands 16 miles north of Langholm, once described as the guardhouse to the bloodiest valley in Britain, this evil place is thick with legends of ghosts, black magic, torture and murder.

Mary Queen of Scots visited her lover the 4th Earl of Bothwell at the castle after he was viciously attacked and almost killed by the notorious reiver Little Jock Elliiot