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Moffat has an excellent range of cafes, giftshops, and grocery shops, many in sight of the Moffat Ram in the High Street square. The town has a good 18-hole golf course, a park with a boating lake, a putting green and swings for children. There are two other parks in Moffat, one of which may be used for football matches.

The Beechgrove Sports Barn near the Moffat Academy offers a variety of indoor sports and a fitness gym, with tennis courts nearby.

Horseriding and pony trekking are available at the Lone Pine Stables, two miles away in Beattock. The nearest swimming pools are in Dumfries.

The following attractions are within easy visiting distance of Moffat itself :-

Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery, Eskdalemuir : The most unusual attraction in Dumfries and Galloway. A community of Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns. Magnificent temple and riverside grounds. Shop and tearooms. Guided tours available on request, - at 24 hours' notice.
Telephone : 013873-73232. Fax : 013873-73223.
E-mail : Website :

Grey Mare's Tail : National Trust for Scotland. A spectacular 200 feet/60 metres waterfall from beside White Coomb (2,696 feet/800 metres). Area rich in wild flowers and geological interest and there is a herd of wild goats. This area has changed little since the Covenantors sought sanctuary here in the late 17th century when Charles II was attempting to impose Episcopalianism on Scotland. Sir Walter Scott and his horse were caught in fog on this land and were hard put to "to get extracated" [his words]. Warning : Keep to paths as there have been fatal accidents off the path. Small entry charge. Car park and picnic area. Visitor Centre open May to September.
Details from Area Office : Telephone : 01721-722502. Fax : 01721-724700.

Chambers Art Gallery, Moffat : Local artists and sculptors' works on display, with changes every four weeks. Visitors may buy exhibits as special souvenirs of this area.
Telephone : 01683-220107. Fax : .

Moffat Fishery : Fly and bait fishing at fish farm in Moffat. See and feed the fish at the fish farm. Entry fee 50p to Fish Farm, Fish Tackle hire £ 2.00. Refreshments available, large car park.
Telephone : 01683-221068. Fax : As phone.

Devil's Beef Tub : A huge steep-sided valley once used by reivers to hold cattle driven across the Border. Below the A701 north of Moffat, overlooked by parking places. One of the best views in the area. Description

Moffat Golf Club : [G2G]
Telephone : Clubhouse 01683-220020. Secretary (T. Downer) 01683-220336.
Address : Coatshill, Moffat DG10 9SB. (1 mile W. of centre of Moffat.)
Yardage : 18-hole - 5218 yards - SSS-67. Upland course.
Clubhouse : Modern/recent renovation. Ladies and gents changing and shower facilities. Lounge overlooks town and hills. Catering and bar all week, - special rates for parties. Snooker room available. No visitors Wednesdays (members' competitions), otherwise weekdays are available. Check with club to ensure tee times are available. No handicap certificate required.
Other Comments : Course designed by Ben Sayers and established 1884. Testing holes - 9th hole par-3 - goes from the tee to a 'towering' rocky outcrop and a green. 11th hole also needs a long and accurate drive to achieve par.

Moffat Museum : Displays covering the local schools, churches, local crafts, sports, local celebrities, Moffat Spa, the local geology, railway developments, farming and genealogy. Rotating exhibitions on various local themes and crafts. Audiovisual on Moffat. Display on Lord Dowding, of Battle of Britain fame, born in Moffat. Entry Fee : Adults, £ 1.00 Families (2 Adults 2 Children) £ 2.00 Children : £ 0.20.
Telephone : 01683-220868.

Moffat Woollen Mill : Famous producer of high-quality Scottish woollen garments. Genealogy tracing service. Working weaving exhibition. Entry free.
Telephone : 01683-220134. Fax : . No E-mail. Website : Imminent (late June 1999)

Border Fine Arts Gallery, Langholm : The birthplace of Border Fine Arts. Museum and shop. Gallery of old products and display of those for purchase. Part of ENESCO Group. Branch at Gretna Green Story. Free entry.
Telephone : 013873-81044. Fax : 013873-83030.

Dalton Pottery, Dalton : Large range of hand painted porcelain and glass giftware including clocks, bathroom accessories and vases. Ample parking, disabled access throughout, toilets. Refreshments. Play table in pottery and outdoor play area. Free entry.
Telephone : 01387-840236. Fax : As phone. No E-mail.

McDiarmid Memorial, Langholm : Metallic 'open book' memorial above Langholm dedicated to the poet Hugh McDiarmid, joint-founder of the Scottish National Party.

Eastriggs & Gretna Heritage Centre : Exhibition on the history of the local Ordnance Factory.
Telephone : 01461-40460.

Gretna Green Story : The old Anvil Room and Coach Museum, enlarged to tell the Gretna Green story. Tartan and Tweed shop. Restaurant, coffee house and arts centre. Entry fees : £ 1.50 pp coach party, Adults £ 2.00, Children under 10 Free, OAPs £ 1.50. Very large car and coach park. Picnic and Childrens' Play Area.
Telephone : 01461-338441. Fax : 01461-338442.
E-mail :   Website :

Drumlanrig Castle
Wanlochhead Lead mining museum.

More attractions can be found in the Dalbeattie Domain Attractions of South West Scotland website.

Whilst every care is taken to ensure that the details shown in this brochure are correct, we cannot accept responsibility for errors contained herein or the results thereof.

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