Steeped in historic tradition and surrounded by beautiful landscapes it’s fast becoming a haven for outdoor enthusiasts looking for something a little different. Just 20 minutes from the M6 at Carlisle, you cross the border to a town where the locals’ charisma and hospitality will have you coming back time and time again.
Langholm offers something for everyone. From art galleries to vibrant craft shops, producers markets to welcoming public houses, be sure to spend time taking in the unique character of the town centre as well as exploring the highly diverse surrounding countryside.
Where else can you combine a hike over open moorland with a visit to Kagyu Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Bhuddists centre to be established in the West.
Spend time discovering some of the areas dark history at the Clan Armstrong Heritage museum as it tells the tale of Border Reiver clans and their descendants today. None other than Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, received the key to this historic town as a result of his clan’s heritage.
The adventurous may find themselves exploring further into the vast and unspoilt valleys of the area where stumbling across rural cairns may leave you surprised to realise you are standing in front of the birthplace of Thomas Telford, the most influential engineer of the 19th century.
If you are fortunate enough to land in Langholm on the last Friday of July, join the thousands lining the streets, encouraging the townsmen and women as they mark the annual Common Riding on horse back.