Delightful Moffat, an attractive 19th century spa town, three minutes from the M74.

Famed for its majestic scenery, its ram (the statue dominates the High Street) its toffee and woollen mill, Moffat has been popular with visitors for centuries. Today it is a bustling town with a good range of eateries, bars and interesting shops, many in the High Street and surrounding roads. All of the hotels are open to non-residents and provide anything from a simple bar meal to an award winning dinner. See below for other local web sites.

 

 

Moffat has a traditional park (which won a landscaping award) and the town has won several Scotland and Britain in bloom awards as well as a major conservation award. There are tennis courts, a bowling green, a boating pond, a putting green and a sports hall with a fitness suite – all open to the public.

 

The region is a golfer’s delight with a range of famous courses to choose from and Moffat’s own golf club, is about one mile west of town. The 18-hole, 5218-yards parkland and heathland course was established in 1884 and boasts some truly magnificent views as well as testing holes for golfers of all abilities.

The town’s easy access to the M74 makes it an ideal base. It is the gateway to some of the most spectacular countryside in Dumfries and Galloway, which boasts over 200 miles of coastline, rolling hills, moorland, forest, mountain and river. The Devil’s Beef Tub, The Selkirk Valley, the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall and the Wamphray Glen are just a few of the natural beauty spots a short drive away and ancient historical sites are scattered throughout the region. Moffat is also within easy travelling distance of the glorious Solway Coast – an area teeming with birdlife - plus Glasgow and Edinburgh are both just 52 miles away.

For more information on Moffat and the surrounding area we suggest the following web sites:

www.lollo.co.uk/moffat-restaurants/944-0/ - where to eat

www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ - a visitors' guide to the wider area

www.riverannan.co.uk/upper - information about fishing

www.nts.org.uk/Property/61/ - Threave Estate - House and Gardens

www.gallowaykitetrail.com - for wildlife lovers and birdwatchers visit the Red Kites on the Galloway Kite Trail

 

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