Visit Lockerbie and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway. This thriving mid-Annandale town existed as a village, and lamb and horse sale-centre, back into the late 17th century; the lamb sales have been held annually on Lamb Hill since 1680. The village, which grew up around a 16th-century Johnstone tower, was by the late 18th century, a substantial place with two streets; but the modern road and railway greatly increased its importance, and it had Caledonian Railway workshops until the First World War. Its charter of 1863 marked its growth into a real town.
It is the centre of a rich farming area. Several of the large landowners were connected with the Jardine, Matheson Company, and so the estates benefited from the great wealth the China tea-trade brought to the area; fine mansions such as Jardine Hall (now demolished) and Castlemilk are also a by-product of the China trade.
The great modern road up Annandale now by-passes the town, relieving the main street of the incessant rumble of heavy lorries, and giving more opportunity for the passing tourist to appreciate the town's pleasant architecture in the red Permian sandstone from the quarry — famed for its reptile footprints — a few miles away.
Nearby towns: Annan, Gretna, Lochmaben, Moffat
Nearby villages: Amisfield Town, Annandale, Applegarth Town, Auchencairn, Boreland, Brydekirk, Carrutherstown, Clarencefield, Collin, Cummertrees, Dalton, Dinwoodie Mains, Dornock, Eaglesfield, Ecclefechan, Glencaple, Greenhill, Hightae, Johnstonebridge, Kelton, Kingholm Quay, Kirkconnell, Kirtlebridge, Locharbriggs, Lochwood, Lockerbie, Middlebie, Mouswald, Nithsdale, Powfoot, Racks, Rigg, Ruthwell, Templand, Tinwald, Torthorwald, Waterbeck
Have you decided to visit Lockerbie or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Lockerbie bed and breakfast (a Lockerbie B&B or Lockerbie b and b)
- a Lockerbie guesthouse
- a Lockerbie hotel (or motel)
- a Lockerbie self-catering establishment, or
- other Lockerbie accommodation