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Eskdale's Natural and Historic Heritage

Langholm from the Kilngreen car park

The majestic landscape of Eskdale has everything. The countryside around the Muckle Toon of Langholm is one of Scotland's best kept secrets. Explore the rolling hills, moorland and woodland, see castle ruins, a stunning variety of wildlife and soak up a wealth of heritage and traditions.

Find out about our prehistoric  and moorland trails, which have been newly developed to help you discover our beautiful natural heritage.

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Places to Visit

Esk Valley

Langholm itself has several interesting places to visit and the Langholm Area is the ideal base from which to explore Dumfries and Galloway and the South of Scotland.

In Langholm, the Border Fine Arts Gallery showcases the finest ceramic figurines and is a must see for any visitor.

There's lots for kids too, and a fun day out for all the family is assured at the nearby Westlands activity centre.

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Executed by her Cousin

Mary Queen of Scots

At Hermitage Castle just North of Langholm, you can see where Mary Queen of Scots spent time with her first cousin Henry Stewart (Lord Darnley) whom she married on 29th July 1565.

You can find out more about the intrigue surrounding the infamous Scottish Queen who was beheaded at Fotheringay Castle at the bequest of her cousin Queen Elizabeth I on  8th February 1587 following the Babington Plot (a failed attempt to assassinate the English Queen)

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