Tourist Information in Dumfries and Galloway
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Lochmaben Town Information

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Lochmaben guards the route from England into Annandale and has always held a strategic position. Robert the Bruce may have been born and spent his childhood at Lochmaben Castle (contrarily, it may also have been at Turnberry Castle) on the south shore of Castle Loch.

Although the castle is now just a magnificent ruin, it has a powerful, sentimental atmosphere.

The area itself is a paradise for walkers. In the town are statues of both Bruce and William Paterson, founder in 1694 of the Bank of England.

Castle Loch at Lochmaben - Photo © Lynne Kirton
Castle Loch at Lochmaben
Photo: Lynne Kirton CCL