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About Moffat

Moffat is beautiful rural town with a vibrant community and a rich heritage.


The town sits alongside Annan Water in the shelter of the rolling hills of Scotland’s Southern Uplands.  Moffat saw significant growth in the 19th Century as a Victorian health resort, creating many of our finest buildings and leading to its status as an outstanding Conservation Area.


The town is an attractive tourist destination, very popular with walkers and cyclists.  There is a wide range of fine hotels, bed and breakfasts, camping and caravanning sites, restaurants and bars.


There are many attractions in and near to the town including; the town’s Station Park, the Moffat and District Nature reserve and the Grey Mare’s Tail Waterfall, offering fun and educational activities.  During the week of the 2017 World Championships, the town will also hold the now famous Moffat Sheep Races, which is a special spectical attracting visitors from near and far to watch this unique event.


The town is a well-known destination and cross roads for visitors.  There are two long distance walking routes that intersect through the town, The Southern Upland Way and the Annandale Way.


The National Cycle Route passes nearby Moffat and the town is in between the world class 7Stanes mountain bike trails.  The town regularly features on the route for many national cycle races.


Moffat is also a popular weekend destination  for visitors, especially those wanting to escape the city, with Glasgow and Edinburgh located just over an hour to the north and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool approximately 2 and a half hours to the south.