Many people will know the name of Lockerbie, but very few could tell you anything about the actual town itself. This hidden gem is sometimes overlooked as a tourist destination, which seems a huge shame considering how much it has to offer.
Located in the Scottish lowlands just north of the border, Lockerbie is a town rich in heritage and culture, and surrounded by some of the most picturesque scenery in the British Isles. With iron age settlements, ancient castles and prehistoric stone circles, there's much history to absorb in the local area. The town itself dates back to Viking times, and in more recent times was home to Scotland's largest lamb market, making it an epicentre for agricultural trade. Today, it's a quiet and pretty little town that has a wealth of hidden treasures to uncover - from ice rinks and POW camps to Lockerbie House, where the Marquess of Queensbury's rules of boxing were supposed to have been invented!
Outside the town itself there's plenty in the way of outdoor activities and attractions for those who like to lead an active lifestyle, as well as those who prefer to take it easy. With great terrain for hiking, cycling and climbing as well as exquisite golf courses and great fishing spots, there's something for everyone. And with Dumfries to the west and Carlisle to the south, Lockerbie is an ideal base to explore both north and south of the border.
Lockerbie may be a small town but it actively encourages tourism, and has a wide range of hotels and guesthouses, as well as cafes, shops, restaurants, bars and pubs.