How to have the perfect staycation near Days Inn Lockerbie

27 August 2019

If you’re looking for staycation ideas in Scotland this year, then we recommend Lockerbie as a hub and starting point for your holiday!

With lots of exploration, both indoors and outdoors to be had nearby, you can plan the perfect staycation for all the family!

Here are a few ideas for the perfect staycation near Days Inn Lockerbie!

1. Take a day trip to Dumfries

Dumfries is a stunning western Scottish market town with a local feel situated near the River Nith. The main attractions are the beautiful Caerlaverock and Dumlanrig Castles, dating from the 13th and 17th centuries respectively.

Why not visit Robert Burns House, in which the famous national poet of Scotland spent his latter years? Within walking distance of the centre, this free museum gives you a glimpse into what life was like in the late 18th century. A must for fans of history and poetry alike!

2. Play 18 holes at Lockerbie Golf Club 

Set on lush, green, elevated parkland, Lockerbie Golf Club is a perfect setting to catch a relaxing round of golf whilst on your staycation. The par 67 course looks over Annandale Valley and Lake District hills.

Rounds start at £22 Monday to Friday, £27 at the weekends and children are £8 any time to ignite those dreams of becoming the next Rory McIlroy.

3. Have a picnic by Annandale Water

Because Days Inn Lockerbie is situated right on Annandale Water, a beautiful loch with greenery and wildlife, it’s the perfect place to have a family picnic during your stay. If you have a couple of bigger days planned during your staycation, it doesn’t hurt to wind down and stay local for some of your holiday, too!

Why not take advantage of the local hotel scenery and make a picnic to enjoy on the grass? And if the weather isn’t at its best, Days Inn has a restaurant onside with a terrace overlooking Annandale Water instead!

4. Go wildlife spotting at Eskrigg Reserve 

A little to the south of Days Inn Lockerbie is this seven-acre wildlife reserve based around a mixture of habitats including streams, grassland and woodland maintained by the Lockerbie Wildlife Trust since its inception during the late 1980s.

With peaceful surroundings, spotting wild animals such as Red Squirrels, Tawny Owls and Kingfishers is certainly a highlight. With mountain bike trails, dog walking routes, a number of talks and workshops, this is an activity for family members of all ages.

5. Escape to Gretna Green 

So maybe you’re not planning on running away to get married, but Gretna Green is just under half an hour down the M74 on the border between Scotland and England.

Aside from eloping young couples, this picturesque border town is also famous for its historic Blacksmiths trade, Gretna Old Parish Church dating back to medieval times and the surrounding heritage trails. For a grabbing bit of retail therapy, Gretna Gateway outlet village boasts modern designer clothing and jewellery shops with nearby popular eateries for whether just browsing or buying some essential staycation items.

Wrapping up

So now you have all the information you need for the perfect staycation near Days Inn Lockerbie, what are you waiting for?

Don’t forget to book with us at Days Inn for the perfect hub to explore this region of south-west Scotland.

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