Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle, 20 minutes drive from Wanlockhead, is set within the Queensberry Estate and is the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The castle is within a Country Park and has a beautiful Victorian garden. There are extensive woodland walks and way-marked mountain bike routes, and an excellent children’s adventure playground. You can also hire bikes at Mike’s Bike...
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Museum

The ore-field around Wanlockhead is the most important lead-zinc and mineral deposit in Scotland. The award-winning ‘Hidden Treasures’ Mining Museum is only 2 minutes walk from the house. It has a mine, cottages and library tour and you can also try your hand at panning for gold! The museum has a small shop and great cafe, for coffees or lunch. Group discounts available...
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Narrow Gauge Railway

The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway is Britain’s highest narrow gauge adhesion railway, reaching 1500feet above sea level. The railway has been managed and operated by a volunteer work force since 1983. Open every weekend Easter until October: 11.00am to 17.00pm For more information see www.leadhillsrailway.co.uk
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New Lanark World Heritage Site

A great day trip is New Lanark World Heritage Site, about 30 mins drive away just next to Lanark. New Lanark is a fully restored 18th Century Cotton Mill village with an award winning visitor centre and various exhibitions. It is also next to the Falls of Clyde, where a short forest walk leads to spectacular waterfalls. www.newlanark.org
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Towns of Interest

Moffat is another nearby town, about 35 minutes drive away, it is the home of the famous ‘Moffat Toffee’ and it has a lovely river walk, playpark, boating pond, shops, cafes, pubs/restaurants etc. www.visitmoffat.co.uk       The town of Biggar is also only about 25 minutes drive away where there is a good golf course, play-park, puppet theatre and museums as well as...
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