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Destination Guide

Moffat

Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Moffat

Moffat is a Tourist Hot Spot. The town is famous for its Woollen Mill and Toffee

Moffat can be found in the eastern part of Dumfries & Galloway Region, south-west of Scotland. The town has been famous for its past connections with border reivers and the wool trade. The magnificent Moffat Ram statue is the symbol and centrepiece of the town. During the Nineteenth Century, wealthy Victorians came to the now-gone spa to 'take the waters' of its sulphurous and iron-rich springs.

Moffat's tourist facilities now include tennis courts, magnificent bowling greens, and an excellent 18-hole golf course, whose full clubhouse facilities are available to visitors. The park has a putting green, boating lake and play park.  The beautiful Victorian spa town of Moffat has been Voted 'Best Kept Village in Scotland' and winner of the 'Scotland in Bloom' award making Moffat a great fun  to explore. The quaint double High Street contains some unique shops and cafes waiting for you to discover.

Moffat plays host to many many local walks of varying length and difficulty, set in a wide variety of landscape from moorland to valley, from heather to open fields and woodlands. All told, the area offers idyllic countryside, where one can still find fresh air, freedom to roam and absolute peace. The coast to coast Southern Uplands Way passes close by.

The A701 road from Moffat to Edinburgh passes the deep valley of the Devils Beef Tub, the Source of the Tweed, and the 'John Buchan Country' commemorated in 'The Thirty-Nine Steps' and 'Greenmantle'. East on the A708 are the Gray Mares Tail and St. Mary's Loch, two famous beauty spots. The road leads on to the historic town of Selkirk with its William Wallace associations, the great Cistercian Abbey of Melrose, and to Traquair , the oldest inhabited house in Scotland.

One of the earliest historical relics is the route of the Roman Road from Carlisle to Castledykes; this runs past Moffat and at Milton there is the site of a Roman Fort. Moffat is barely an hour away from the longest Roman feature in Britain, - Hadrian's Wall, - from whose stones many Abbeys and castles were later built. 

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