Visit Annan and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway. For long a seat of the de Brus family, Annan was the caput of their Annandale lordship from about 1124 until just after 1200 when they moved to their other motte (or mound forming the site of their earlier castle) at Lochmaben. The town may have been a Bruce burgh. It was almost certainly a Douglas burgh in the 15th century; its earliest surviving charter is that as a royal burgh in 1538.
The town lies at the mouth of the River Annan, and developed from the Bruce motte, which with its bailey lies beside the river at the head of tidal water in the grounds of the pleasant Georgina Moat House.
Fishing in the Solway by haaf net, and stake net, and by leister was the oldest industry, and it is still carried on by the first two methods. Shrimp-netting is important, and Annan cans a considerable quantity of shrimps. The town is surrounded by rich farmland, with dairying prominent, but new industries have also come to the neighbourhood.
Annan was the home of the blind Dr Blacklock, Burns's acquaintance. Clapperton, the explorer of West Africa, and Edward Irving, the great preacher, were boyhood neighbours here; and Thomas Carlyle taught in Annan Academy, the “Hinterschlag Gymnasium” of Sartor Resartus.
Nearby cities: Carlisle
Nearby towns: Eaglesfield, Gretna, Dumfries, Lochmaben, Lockerbie
Nearby villages: Bowness-on-Solway, Brydekirk, Carrutherstown, Chapelknowe, Clarencefield, Cummertrees, Dalton, Dornock, Drumburgh, Eaglesfield, Ecclefechan, Fingland, Glasson, Kirkbride, Kirtlebridge, Middlebie, New Abbey, Newton Arlosh, Port Carlisle, Powfoot, Rigg, Ruthwell, Skinburness, Solway Moss, Springfield, Torthorwald, Waterbeck, Whitrigg
Have you decided to visit Annan or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Annan bed and breakfast (a Annan B&B or Annan b and b)
- a Annan guesthouse
- a Annan hotel (or motel)
- a Annan self-catering establishment, or
- other Annan accommodation