Moffat in Dumfriesshire

is an ideal place to stay at any time of year.  It is a stunning location, sitting as it does nestled in the hills.

Moffat is just a mile from Junction 15 of the M74 Carlisle to Glasgow road, ideally centrally situated for a stop-over, as well as being a  brilliant place for a short break or longer stay to enjoy hill (fell) walking.  The hills are not quite as high as those in the English Lake District, but these hills are less well known and so are less crowded.  Many of the places to stay in  Moffat provide facilties for drying clothes, if you should happen upon a wet day for your walk.  Visit the Tourist Information Centre for details of walks or Moffat Book Exchange in Well Street for the "Take 5" series (being Take 5 "Gentle", "Slightly Longer", "Walks from the Car", "Strenuous", "Using the Southern Upland Way" Walks Around Moffat.  There's also Take 5 Drives from Moffat and Take 5 Cycle Rides from Moffat.  The Take 5 series is produced by Andy Armstrong, owner of Moffat Book Exchange.  The whole series can also be found online at the website detailed below.

Moffat sits right at the centre point of the 212-mile long distance walk from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east of  Scotland.

A stay in Moffat is also good for cycling, with 7Stanes and Ae Forest being not far away.  Horse-riding is also good here and it's wonderful to be out and about in Moffat and hear a horse clip-clopping past on the way to somewhere for a good gallop.

There is much excellent, friendly accommodation here, whether you're looking for a hotel, a guest house or a B&B.  There's also an excellent camp site which is within walking distance of the town centre.

Moffat is a brilliant place for eating, whether you want a light snack - (there being cafes serving wholesome snacks: Adamsons, Cafe Ariete, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Hammerlands and the Rumblin Tum) - a pub meal to suit all tastes at any of the hotels (The Annandale Arms Hotel, The Balmoral, The Black Bull, The Buccleuch Arms Hotel,  The Stag and The Star) and two restaurants - the highly-acclaimed Limetree Restaurant on the High Street and the AA 1-rosette Dining Room at Bridge House in Well Road.

As far as the weather is concerned, Moffat has a bit of a micro-system of its own because of it being in a valley.  It is fairest to say that we have our fair share of  weather, just like anywhere in Great Britain.  Today, it's a bit misty, but tomorow the pavements will probably be splitting with brilliant sunshine!  It is said that it's possible to have all four seasons in one day in Moffat, so it's a wonderful place to experience British weather .

Your best place to find more information about Moffat is its all-inclusive website: www.visitmoffat.co.uk

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