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Langholm Town Information

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View Of Langhholm - Photo: Great Scot
View Of Langhholm - Photo: Great Scot

The River Esk, Wauchope Water and Ewes Water come together at this spot and are spanned by a series of bridges, one of which was worked on by a young apprentice who turned out to be the great bridge-builder Thomas Telford.

He was born nearby. The town is an important textile centre with a number of thriving mills and is not only the birthplace of the poet Hugh MacDiarmid but also the home of the Armstrong family whose famous relation, Neil, became the first man on the moon.

Nearby Eskdalemuir is home to Britain’s only Buddhist temple. Each summer Langholm hosts a festival designed to assert the right of locals to cut peat and bracken.