Moffat Travel Guide

  • Parish church in Moffat.
    Parish church in Moffat.
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  • Megget Reservoir.
    Megget Reservoir.
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  • Map of reservoir.
    Map of reservoir.
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Moffat Highlights

  • Pro
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     A bit of everything for the hill-walker, historian, shopper, foodie and collector of trivia 

  • Con
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     Gets over-run in summer weekend with busloads of elderly tourists 

  • In a nutshell
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     A far more interesting stop-off than any motorway service station if you are travelling along the M 74 between Scotland and England 

Moffat Things to Do

  • Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall.

    This waterfall is 10 miles north of Moffat, on the A708. It is well worth a visit.The Grey Mare's Tail is one of southern Scotland's most spectacular landmarks, falling some 200feet into a gorge. It is the fifth highest waterfall in Britain and really is impressive but be aware that on wet days, the paths can be treacherous as it is a very steep...

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  • The Moffat Toffee Shop

    Mecca for sweet-toothed locals and visitors alike, the Moffat Toffee Shop has been ruining teeth for generations. It’s leading brand, the Moffat Toffee itself, is a hard caramel with a sour, acid-drop like centre that is nothing short of exquisite to those in the know. It is available in tins that have not changed in design since , well, since...

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  • Hugh Dowding memorial

    Moffat has a recreation park with a boating pond and a memorial to Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, who was born in Moffat in 1882.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Dowdinghttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moffathttp://www.visitmoffat.co.uk/pages/content.aspAviation enthusiasts may also be interested to know...

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  • It does what is says on the packet

    Moffat has cornered the market in establishing trading outlets whose purpose in life and location are beyond dispute. Aside from the Moffat Toffee Shop, already mentioned, you will also find the Moffat Weavers, the Moffat Shoe Shop and, featured in the picture, the Moffat Wine Shop.Indeed Moffat, along with many small towns in the Dumfriesshire...

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  • Wool industry

    Moffat is justifiably proud of its long heritage in the wool industry. The town’s repute came initially from its strategic importance as a centre for spinning, weaving and knitting. Today this heritage remains prevalent in the high street that boasts several Scottish goods shops and the larger Moffat Weavers centre just behind the Esso garage at...

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  • Moffat: The Star Hotel

    As Scotland's first Spa town, Moffat also boasts a long and proud history in the hospitality industry. Along the high street you will find many hotels, each with its own claims to myth and famous residents. In the middle of the high street you will find the Star Hotel, listed since time immemorial in the Guinness Book of Records as Britains...

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Moffat Restaurants

  • A Pleasant Experience.

    Well, we hadn't really intended to have lunch out, having plenty of supplies in the motorhome, but the choice of eateries and reasonable prices led to us changing our minds!After perusing as many menus as we could find, we opted for the Black Bull, unpretentious meals at reasonable prices.There appear to be many different parts to the hotel and we...

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  • Great breakfast

    Don't miss the brilliant breakfast at Adamsons coffeeshop. It's served until 11am so you'll have to get there early, but it's well worth it. A finely cooked full breakfast with copious portions, all served by friendly, attentive staff. Can't wait to go again. Breakfast!

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  • One of the best Indian restaurants in...

    The Bombay Cuisine is owned and run by the charismatic Cal. In his basement restaurant he has created a haven of simplicity and warmth thanks to the ochre and terracota tones and uncluttered decor. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal. There are separate smoking and non-smoking areas.Cal's reputation is growing to such a degree that reservations...

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Moffat Local Customs

  • Interesting Architecture.

    Walking through Moffat, you cannot fail to note some interesting shops and public buildings. The first we came to was the impressive church, towering above everything else.Then we noted the very original hardware shop (in England we have a TV programme called Open All Hours which features just such an old fashioned shop).A number of the hotels are...

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  • Very wide main street

    In a country whose traditional towns boast very wide main streets, to accommodate weekly agricultural markets, Moffat’s High Street is one of the widest. In the picture yu see roughly one-third of the width: this section accommodates parking perpendicular to the pavement, plus a two lane road. Behind me, are two rows of parking, again perpendicular...

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Moffat Off The Beaten Path

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    Megget Reservoir. 4 more images

    by nickandchris Updated Jun 13, 2013

    A wonderful drive along the shores of this reservoir offer spectacular views of beautiful countryside.

    This is a man-made reservoir, built to supply Edinburgh with water which is piped all the way in 28 miles of pipe-line.

    The road is very quiet and has a good surface - we were surprised how good it was!! There are plenty of passing places so it wasn't too much of a concern driving along here in a motorhome.

    There are a few designated stopping areas, one at the dam, then two or three picnic areas on the water's edge,.one where you can launch boats from and also fishing is allowed.

    We stopped at Cramalt picnic area where there is a re-construction of Cramalt Tower, the original now lying beneath the water when the valley was flooded.

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