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Hotels in Lockerbie – Things to See and Do

11 May 2012

Hotels in Lockerbie – Things to See and Do

If you’re looking for an exciting weekend break away, staying in hotels in Lockerbie puts you within a wonderful location, in the heart of the Dumfries and Galloway region in south-western Scotland. Surrounded by natural beauty and a rich heritage, the town of Lockerbie is a great base from which to explore this historic region and see some fantastic sights. Whether you want to be active in the great outdoors or relax with your family in the region’s top visitor attractions, there is something for everyone staying in hotels in Lockerbie.

The town can easily be reached via the main M74 motorway and although it has a rural location, it is only one hour away from Edinburgh and Glasgow by train.

Staying Local

In Lockerbie itself you’ll find a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs as well as a number of historical landmarks. The town hall is the town’s most prominent building; built in red sandstone, it is a great example of old baronial architecture. There is also a war memorial with an angel on top that was built just after the Second World War. Near to hotels in Lockerbie you’ll find that there are many opportunities for activities such as walking, cycling, fishing and golf. There are three golf courses near to the town that cater for all abilities, those being Lockerbie, Moffat and Lochmaben.

The 19th century spa town of Moffat is a short drive from Lockerbie and offers a mix of traditional shops, modern restaurants and walking activities. Near to Moffat you’ll also find the spectacular Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall. The town of Lochmaben is also within short distance of hotels in Lockerbie. As the name suggests there are three small lochs surrounding the town and these give visitors the chance to enjoy wildlife, fishing and sailing.

Lockerbie: Exploring Dumfries and Galloway

If you wish to explore further afield during your stay, Dumfries and Galloway offers plenty in the way of excitement for visitors. It is recommended to stay in hotels in Lockerbie for at least 3 days if you wish to see the region’s best bits. If you’re a history buff, there are plenty of fascinating museums and historic villages to see. If you’re a lover of all things countryside, take advantage of one of the many parks and nature reserves where you’ll find beautiful landscapes and brilliant wildlife. If you’re looking for activities to keep the children amused, visit adventure playgrounds, magnificent castles or farm attractions. There really is something for everyone staying in hotels in Lockerbie.

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