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.
The towns 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 Devils Beef Tub, The Selkirk Valley, the Grey Mares 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.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