Langholm Travel Guide

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Langholm Things to Do

  • The Minor Road To Newcastleton

    This is a very scenic but in parts bleak, route from Langholm to Newcastleton in the Borders. It is a single track fell road with passing places and marvellous open views. The first part out of Langholm is steep, as is the road at the other end, into Newcastleton but after that, the road just undulates easily over the fells and moorland.The first...

  • Town Hall

    The Town Hall building is very prominant on the High Street and caters for some council services. The town library is now located in the rear of the building and there is also a small carpark and public toilets to the East side.

  • Come to the Common Riding

    The Langholm Common Riding is held on the final Friday in July and is the last of the year in the Borders. The event itself is steeped in tradition and dates back to 1759 when the Court of Session in Edinburgh set out the towns boundaries. There is something for everyone and the whole town shuts down for the day to party in the horse dung strewn...


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Langholm Restaurants

  • Plenty of Choice, Good Enough...

    On a dull October day, we found ourselves in the pleasant town of Langholm, just north of the border. We decided to have a pub lunch, followed by a walk along the river Esk.Time was marching on as we perused the menus of a couple of places so quickly opted for the Crown Hotel.A pleasant enough bar to eat in and there's also a dining room. it was...

  • Over the border but food's good

    The Sportsman Restaurant is part of the March Bank Hotel which lies just yards over the border in England on what is known as Scotch Dyke (a strip of land that forms the border between the rivers Esk and Sark)The restaurant specialises in game meats and fresh fish. A great place for a small group as there are several rooms and a cooperative staff...

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Langholm Nightlife

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    The Douglas Hotel: Best bar in town

    by clivedinburgh Written Dec 9, 2005

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    Maureen, Jason & Robin Brockley have returned to re-open a fine old hotel and have transformed it into a great front bar with a cosy dining room located in the lower bar. The food in here is excellent and even I have struggled to finish some main plates (and I was taught always to clear a plate). There are four recently refurbished bedrooms at reasonable rates. Should also mention Sylvia or she'll kill me.

    Dress Code: Clothing is required

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Langholm Transportation

  • Scottish Borders Rail Link X95

    The X95 bus service runs down the A7 from Edinburgh to Calisle (need to change at Galashiels) and is the only public transport to Langholm. The bus leaves from the main bus station in Edinburgh or from the Railway Station forecourt at Carlisle. The fares are reasonable and drivers are always helpful (will drop you at road end if you live in...

  • Car Parking

    There is a large carpark beside the river Ewes at the Kiln Green (to the North of the town). Tourist Information, toilet and picknic facilities are also available.Off the High Street there are parking places in the Market Square, behind the town hall and in the Pot Market (entry via LH side of the Woollen Mill Shop).

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Langholm Shopping

  • The original wool shop.

    The Edinburgh Woollen Mill shops that can be seen in every high street around the UK have their origins in Langholm. In 1970, this was the chosen name for the first retail outlet of the Langholm Dyeing and Finishing Company, many of the wares are still produced in the town and the shops have used various views of the town as merchandising over the...

  • Dogs, Cats, everything

    BFA started with a small studio in the 80s producing handcrafted and painted ornaments. The company now has a worldwide market and is a real success story. The ornaments are centrally produced and several originals are painted by the in-house artists, these are then used as templates by the local housewifes who paint the vast majority of the...

  • Hidden depths

    Latimers was a hardware store that started to expand into furniture when I was young and the shop that exists today is a bit tardis-like. Well worth a stroll around. Leave the choices up to you.


Langholm Off The Beaten Path

  • Hermitage Castle

    I'd been taken here as a young lad and my father filled my head with giants that had been slayed and buried in the grounds. Not sure how accurate that was but I have read up on my history since and know that the most famous dweller was James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell who after coming of the worst in an attempt to state his authority as the...

  • Samyé Ling

    I've visited this site several times over the years with the latest being a few days ago. The monks and their helpers always seemed strange to our wee town when I was young and I'm glad to have visited the place with a more balanced view.The temple as ever is a stunning achievement and the rest of the site is now really taking shape. I'd recommend...

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Langholm Sports & Outdoors

  • ESKape Fitness Centre

    The Eskape fitness suite runs several activities by qualified fitmess instructors, however you could just use the CV suite or book the hall for a game of 5-a-side. There are also some outdoor pitches (one is astroturf).

  • Fishing

    The river Esk has a good reputation for it's fishing of salmon & sea trout. Day and week permits are available from the Eskdale Hotel in Langholm.

  • Langholm Rugby

    The Langholm Rugby Club is the oldest team in the borders and is located at Milntown. All are welcome to come and cheer the home team. The clubhouse is a good place to spend a Saturday afternoon and is full of rugby memorabilia.


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