Moffat's High Street is famously attractive

About Moffat

The natural place to live

The former spa town of Moffat grew to prominence from the discovery of a mineral well in 1775. This in turn prompted large numbers of visitors who came to the town to take the waters and who subsequently built many large Victorian villas. The town became a popular residential base and coaching stop on the route between Edinburgh and Carlisle.

Over the years the town of Moffat has developed into a popular tourist destination. It sits in an amphitheatre of unspoilt hills bisected by the river Annan, with many quiet country roads and lanes. The town, with its wide tree lined main street, has an excellent range of shops and hotels, and its primary and secondary schooling to sixth year standard has long been highly regarded.

In recent years a number of modern housing developments have been established in the town, and there is a continuing demand for housing from those who wish to be part of a vibrant and active community, yet out of the hurly-burly of the rat race.

Recreation has long been one of the great benefits of residing in Moffat with a number of tennis courts and an active club, a challenging and very scenic eighteen hole golf course, a bowling club, an active fishing club (both river and game), curling at Lockerbie (fifteen miles away), a busy local theatre and much more.

The town is 1.5 miles from the M74 Junction 15 and as a result it is a simple matter to access Glasgow city centre in under one hour's drive. The outskirts of Edinburgh can also be reached in one hour via the A701 scenic route and Carlisle is forty minutes to the south.

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Queensberry, the most prominent hill near to Moffat Hartfell Crescent, Moffat Well Street offers a diverse range of shops Station Park is full of family fun on a summer day The clubhouse at Moffat Golf Club

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