Days Out

Make Langholm your base while taking a trip out to discover what's on our doorstep

....explore and discover!

Eskdalemuir Community Hub

The Upper Eskdale Development Group is a company and a charity set up for the benefit of the inhabitants of the community within the parish of Eskdalemuir.  The aims are to deliver benefit to the existing community as well promote its development and regeneration.The Hub is a place to meet, with a café & bar, community shop, rooms to hire, space for events and group activities.

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!


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. 


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.


Heart of Hawick

Formerly a disused spinning mill featuring a 14-foot high Victorian waterwheel, Heart of Hawick has been completely transformed into Hawick’s premier entertainment venue.

An 108 seat auditorium screens quality crowd-pleasers and family films, foreign language and arthouse showings as well as broadcasts of the latest productions from the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal Opera House.


Whithaugh Park

Whithaugh Park residential centre is situated in the unspoilt landscape of the Scottish Borders countryside and shares its surroundings with forests and rivers. Just 30 minutes from Langholm, the centre is a popular choice for group accommodation, outdoor activities and mountain biking. 


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 Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Gretna Green

The Famous Blacksmiths Shop is the historic building that made Gretna Green famous for the legend of the anvil wedding. This iconic building has been at the heart of Gretna Green's heritage since the early 1700's and was one of the earliest destinations for runaway couples eloping to the village to be married by the 'Blacksmith Priest.'

Lockerbie Ice Rink

Less than 20 miles west of Langholm lies the town of Lockerbie, home to the nearest Ice Rink. Here you can join in curling and ice skating.

Check opening times direct. 


Gretna Gateway

Gretna Gateway has been a firm favourite with customers for designer brands since opening in September 1999, and since then we’ve welcomed millions of shoppers from far and wide. Contact direct for opening hours.

Devils Porridge Museum

The Devil's Porridge Exhibition is an amazing exhibition which tells the story of arguably the Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth, which was constructed on the Anglo-Scottish Border between scenic Dornock in Scotland and bustling Longtown in England. During 1915, Britain was at a massive disadvantage in the early part of the Great War through lack of a decent and consistent supply of quality ammunition.

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


Lonsdale Cinema

The Annan Lonsdale Cinema is an independent, family-run cinema located in Annan, just 20 miles west of Langholm. 

With convenient on-site car parking, the Annan Lonsdale Cinema provides a first-class cinema experience, screening all the latest releases as well as live events from across the globe, in comfortable and relaxing surroundings with Dolby Digital projection and Dolby Digital sound.