Langholm & Eskdale are hidden gems in the south of Scotland with wonderful natural resources scenery and colourful histories.

These may not be the mountains of the Highlands but much more accessible with rolling hills that boast an abundance of wildlife.

The History

Langholm was once much larger than it is now and as a result was called the Muckle Toon, and it is still know as that today. 

It is one of the historic castle towns of the Scottish Borders and was built on the site of the battle of Arkinholm which took place in 1455 and which broke the power of the Douglas Clanin the area. The town was made a Scottish burgh in 1621.

The Town

The town stands at the meeting of 3 rivers the Esk, the Ewes and the Wauchope, Langholm is a town of two halves, the Old town and the New town the latter being constructed by the Duke of Buccleuch as a handloom weaving centre at the end of the eighteenth century.

Most of the streets in the New town are named after members of the Buccleuch family.

Getting Here

Langholm sits on the A7 the historic route from Carlisle to Edinburgh and is only 25 mins by car from junction 44 M6.

For more information on the area, must see and do visit welcometolangholm.co.uk 

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