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Langholm, also known colloquially as the "Muckle Toun", is a burgh in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, on the River Esk and the A7 road. - (Wikipedia)

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Margaret Smith lived in Rowanburn for many many years and she researched the village history at the same time her husband was working on the Lang Sandy Armstrong of Rowanburns first sycamore figurine.

Hermitage Castle

A campaign group has been set up to oppose the industrialisation of the historic landscape around Hermitage Castle by a proposed wind farm. Their objective is the stopping a plan by developer Infinis to put up 20 turbines, each 125m high at Braidlie and Sundhope Farms. The wind farm would be next to the historic Hermitage Castle and the turbines would be taller than the Forth Rail Bridge which is only 104m high.

Carlisle Archive Centre

A new archive centre has opened in Carlisle. Click here to go to their website and find out more information.


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So the Scots Armstrong were an early example of ‘Social Engineering!’ Their presence was resented by the locals; their educational and religious culture feared and frowned upon by the authorities; their social and family units probably broken up perhaps because they didn’t correspond with the available land and too many in one place would be too powerful. I think mostly they hated it!



Armstrong Places of Interest

  • Langholm-Castle

    Langholm Castle

    The Armstrongs were the most feared family on the Scottish border. At one time they could field 3 thousand riders – and are said to have done more damage to... Read more »
  • Carlenrig


    Carlenrig is one of the most wild and poignant sites on the Border Reiver Trail. It was here that a notorious Armstrong fell foul of a teenage King – and...... Read more »

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01387 380 357

High St, Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13 0JH

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Offering Scottish Tourist Board 3 star accommodation, the Eskdale Hotel, Langholm sits with pride of place in the centre of town. The hotel accommodation provides visitors luxuries normally only found in larger hotels, whilst ensuring personal attention, quality and care associated with a hotel of this size.