Local Area

Please note arrival dates are restricted to a Saturday or Tuesday and departures on a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday. The minimum stay is 3 nights.

This beautiful area is steeped in rich history and culture.

Despite it’s population of just 770 locals this small picturesque village benefits from a great selection of local amenities. There are two convenience stores with the Spar stocking a surprising depth of assortment for its size. There is also an excellent Butchers/Bakers that has been run by generations of Elliotts. Their Steak Pie has to be tried at least once during your stay!

There are also two Restaurants, a hotel with a Bar and Restaurant and Two further Pubs! Just a short walk over the river foot bridge there is “Rock UK’ an Outdoor Centre where you can book various activities. There is also an excellent Mountain Biking Centre in the local forest which is part of the Seven Staines circuits. The local area has an abundance of well signposted walks for all levels of ability to enjoy the outdoors. There is also an excellent mature 9 hole golf course available on the Holm Hill next to the village.

The village also boasts Garage services and a community run Petrol Station with an EV charging point. Newcastleton is also surrounded by some of the densest forests in Europe which are home to over 50% of Europe's Red Squirrel population! There is plenty to see and do for the most adventurous or sedate of travellers. 

To the West you have Dumfries, Mabie Farm Park and Kilnford Farmshop/Restaurant.
Carlisle is the nearest big town with all the main retailers . Just to the North of Carlisle you have Gretna Retail Park and the revamped Gretna Blacksmiths Centre. To the North East you have the town of Hawick and Jedburgh with the impressive abbey ruins. To the East you have Northumberland National Park, Otterburn, Rothbury and Alnwick/Alnmouth/St.Abbs on the Northumberland coast. Again all worth a visit. This beautiful area is steeped in rich history and culture.

The Liddesdale Valley was once dominated along its entire length by nearly 100 Pele Towers. It was the stronghold of the fearsome Elliott Clan whose headquarters was Hermitage Castle which was known as ‘the guardhouse to the bloodiest valley in Britain.’

Places to Visit, Things to do,

in and around the Liddelsdale Valley, Newcastleton.