Moffat Journals

Another summer in the Scottish Borders...

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A June 2009 trip to Moffat by Red Mezz

Claudios Restaurant Photo, Moffat, Scotland More Photos
Quote: Somehow in all the years I'd been visiting this little village in the borders - I always managed to see it in the pouring rain. It is only in the past summer spent there that I finally got a glimpse of it in the sunshine!

Walking paths

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Moffat Walks Photo, Moffat, Scotland
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Nowhere was my past lack of observational skills more pronounced on this stay in the Moffat area than when it came to the local walks. This area of Dumfries and Galloway is somewhat renowned for its fantastic walks and the woodland and hilly scenery surrounding the town of Moffat - including part of the Southern Upland Way - one of the most challenging and longest footpaths in Scotland. (Which, if you've done any walking in Scotland you know this is quite a statement.) On the drive into Moffat from Edinburgh you can not help but see the grandeur of the surrounding hills before the town comes into view, and the Devils Beef Tub where stolen cattle where once hidden is a dramatic and stunni...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 15, 2011

Station Park Moffat

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Attraction | "A pretty little park "

Station Park Moffat Photo, Moffat, Scotland
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It's amazing what you can miss about a place when you don't have your eyes open, or aren't seeing with the traveller's eyes - wondering what each place has to offer. It's one of the great things about travelling on a tight (or even non-existant) budget...it means you really have to look for what's there, you can't just land and do whatever is listed on the tour guide. In my many many visits to Moffat, I had passed the town park many times. I think I may even have sauntered briefly through it on a rainy day just needing to stretch my legs. But up until this summer - I'd never really noticed the Moffat park. It's hard to miss - actually - it runs along the main road coming into town from th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 15, 2011

Station Park Moffat
Off Old Edinburgh Road
Moffat, Scotland

One more try...and this time some sun...

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Moffat Photo, Moffat, Scotland
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In all the years since I've been in Scotland - I've been to Moffat now many times. Though - as I mention in a few of the reviews here, rarely have I been to Moffat as a tourist. As my husband's home town - I visited Moffat for a week on my very first stay in the country, and yet even on that visit it was more about time with the family than it really was about seeing Scotland. In so very many of my trips to Moffat (often like other tourists it was a good place to stop in on the way somewhere else being so conveniently located between the English border and Glasgow - half way between Glasgow and Edinburgh - right in the centre of the Scottish borders - and for me a free place to stay and...Read More

Claudios Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Great little Italian in the Scottish borders"

Claudios Restaurant Photo, Moffat, Scotland
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Over the years since I've been in Scotland I've been to Moffat many times. This year the visit was different somehow - as I was determined to see the little town more from the view of a tourists than as a visiting relative (no matter what the place I feel this difference in perspective is an important one in knowing how outsiders will view the place). As virtually all of my inlaws live in Moffat - meals are usually taken at one household or another, and so opportunities to sample the local cuisine options have been limited. Yet this year more differences than just welcoming sunshine were afoot for my summer in Moffat - and as a small celebration we all found ourselves having dinner toget...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 14, 2011

Claudios Restaurant
Burnside Road
Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway DG10 9DX
01683 220958

Moffat Woolen Mill

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Attraction | "Bus tour extravaganza"

Moffat Woolen Mill Photo, Moffat, Scotland
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Moffat is essentially a small, pretty town in the Scottish borders with a surprisingly large influx of visitors - many of them coming from just south of the border. In the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, Moffat and just minutes off of the A74 leading from England towards Glasgow - this perhaps makes Moffat an ideal stop along the way for those wanting a taste of the lowlands of Scotland. Though a small place - Moffat has a bustling and pretty high street with a selection of shops and cafes that aren't necessarily the same ones you see in most British villages. However - tourist attractions are somewhat limited and I suspect that sooner or later most visitors do end up at the Woolen Mill....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 14, 2011

Moffat Woolen Mill
Ladyknowe
Moffat, Scotland
01683 220 134

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Red Mezz

Red Mezz
Inverness, United Kingdom