Things to do around The Cross Keys
The rivers Esk and Liddle provide a remarkable variety of fishing, from racing runs full of enticing pockets of deeper water, to deep slow moving pools overhung by sandstone cliffs.
Langholm lies between four hills in the valley of the River Esk in the Southern Uplands. It is the traditional seat of Clan Armstrong with its most famous descendant being Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon. Whilst in Langholm you may wish to visit:
The Buccleuch Centre
Gilnockie Tower is a 16th-century tower house, located at the hamlet of Hollows. It has been refurbished and is now a clan and visitor attraction.
Visit the Gilnockie Tower Reiver Centre to view artefacts, buy gifts and discover the Reiver Trail.
Carlisle is the only city in Cumbria and has a compact historic centre with a castle, cathedral and semi-intact city walls, as well as other medieval buildings including the Guildhall and Tithe Barn. There is also Tullie House Museum
Gretna Green was historically the first village in Scotland, following the old coaching route from London to Edinburgh. It is one of the world’s most popular wedding destinations due to its romantic wedding traditions dating back over centuries, which originated from cross-border elopements.
Kielder Forest is home to the biggest man-made lake in Northern Europe and the largest working forest in England. There are three visitor centres, facilities for water sports, walking and cycling.
Lockerbie has existed since at least the days of Viking influence in this part of Scotland , the name means Loki’s Village in Old Norse. A Roman camp to the west of the town suggests its origins may be even earlier.
Dumfries and Galloway is one of Britain’s great unsung regions for cycling. On quieter roads you might go over an hour without seeing a car, and at night the dark unpolluted skies give the best stargazing in the UK.
Talkin Tarn is a 65 acre lake set amid 120 acres of farmland and woodland. The tarn is an ideal place for active recreation or a quiet stroll through the mature woodlands
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