The Area - things to see and do

Located in the heart of the Eskdale Hills just 10 miles north-west of Langholm, Glendinning Farm Cottages provide an ideal setting for exploring this beautiful unspoilt area.

Enjoy exhilarating walks, watch amazing wildlife, learn about the year-round activities of a traditional hill sheep farm or simply explore the area at your leisure and come home to a cosy log fire.

Wildlife to be seen on Glendinning

Walkers at the annual Langholm Walking Festival

Perfect countryside for walking

Activities

 

- Langholm offers a range of 14 way-marked walks of varying lengths.

 

- Salmon and Sea Trout fishing can be arranged on the Border Esk.

 

- For mountain biking enthusiasts there are a number of 7stanes Mountain Bike Trails in the South of Scotland.

Fishing on the Esk

7stanes mountain bike trail

Langholm, Thomas Telford Bridge

 

Entertainment and Food

- Langholm offers a wide range of shops and hotels serving good locally produced food.

 

- Langholm’s Buccleuch Centre, recognised as the premier arts venue in Southern Scotland, hosts a year round programme of music, drama and comedy events.

 

A Producers’ Market is held in Langholm on the first Saturday of every month.

Live music at The Buccleuch Centre

Locally produced foods at the Langholm Producers' Market

Renowned engineer Thomas Telford

Birthplace of Thomas Telford

Learn more about the renowned Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford, born at Glendinning in 1757 and buried at Westminster Abbey.

The Telford cairn on Glendinning

History and Archaeology


Louisa Mine

Visit the remains of an 18th century antimony mine, The Louisa Mine, with which the cottages have a fascinating historical connection.

Langholm Common Riding

Witness the Langholm Common Riding, a colourful historic ceremony which takes place on the last Friday in July.

The Cornet carrying the flag on Common Riding Day

Langholm Pipe Band parading the streets

For those wishing to venture further afield, Glendinning Farm Cottages are an ideal base for touring. Follow the waymarked Upper Eskdale Prehistoric Trail to see nine impressive prehistoric sites, or the Reiver Trail including The Clan Armstrong Museum to learn about the colourful and turbulent history of the area. Visit the historic Borders towns, abbeys and castles, the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre at Eskdalemuir, Hadrian’s Wall to the south, or the Grey Mare’s Tail - a spectacular 200ft waterfall - and the Devil’s Beeftub near Moffat.