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.