Buddhist Site in Annandale & Eskdale

Kagyu Samye Ling

Surrounded by wooded hills, Eskdalemuir is a remote settlement 13 miles northwest of Langholm. About 1.5 miles further north is this, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery built in the West (1968). The colourful pray…
Museum in Gretna & Gretna Green

Famous Blacksmith's Shop

At the centre of the village of Gretna Green, the touristy Famous Blacksmith’s Shop complex has a number of mediocre shops and eateries, a maze, and a quite entertaining multilingual exhibition on Gretna Green’s his…
Monument in Langholm

MacDiarmid Memorial

Amid stirring scenery a couple of miles from town on the Newcastleton road, this oxidised iron memorial to poet Hugh MacDiarmid looks like a portal to a picture-book world. Further up the hill, an obelisk commemorat…