Tourist Information in Dumfries and Galloway
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Sanquhar Town Information




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Once famous for its knitting industry, Sanquhar has the oldest post office in Britain (dating from 1763) and a 1735 tollbooth inside which is a museum.

It also boasts a granite monument to remind visitors of two controversial declarations made by the Covenanters in the late 17th century renouncing their loyalty to both Charles II and James VII of Scotland. The famous Admiral Crichton was born in a tower house two miles from Sanquhar. Something of a genius, his name was used by James Barrie in his famous play.

Ruins of Sanquhar Castle - Photo © Paul Ashwin
Ruins of Sanquhar Castle
Photo: Paul Ashwin CCL