Moffat is a vibrant, bustling town in the heart of Southern Scotland; a great attraction for visitors to the Scottish Borders.
Moffat has a rich heritage and history and a thriving cultural and creative scene, with attractions including The Moffat Museum, where you can learn more about the fascinating story of the town. Theatres, art galleries and shops galore, a thriving music scene and a whole host of fun events throughout the year make Moffat a must-visit town for all.
It's a perfect place for walkers, located on the scenic Southern Upland Way and the most northerly point on the Annandale Way.
If your prefer to explore on wheels, you'll love the challenge of touring the hills and valleys on the surrounding country roads.
The museum, including the Old Bakehouse, tells the story of Moffat from pre-history to the present day portrayed by video and artefacts.
Enjoy the Moffatasia interactive water feature - mushroom jets, fountains, water cannons as well as putting, boating pond, children's play picnic areas. Moffatasia is suitable for people of all abilities.
A friendly, busy Farmers' Market in the centre of picturesque Moffat hosts between 25 and 30 stalls every month; at least two-thirds of the stalls offer local food and drink sold by those who produced it. Up to a third of the stalls are artisan and local crafts. The market is held every second Sunday of the month, except November when it is the third Sunday of the month.
Moffat Gala Week (08 - 16 July 2017)
A week of fun events for all the family: Foreign Object Comp, 5-a-side Football, Observation Trail, Mr. Bubbles, Green Bowling Comp, Darts, Festival of Running, Tennis Competition, Bingo, Moffat's Got Talent, All the Fun of the Fair, Installation of Shepherd and his Lass, plus a Gala Ball.
Moffat Sheep Races (13 August 2017)
Moffat's favourite knitted jockeys and racing sheep return to Moffat High Street for another fantastic day's racing and a great line-up of family entertainment. Moffat's Farmers' Market, plus as many sheep-related activities as possible, are packed into the space that's left. Locals confidently claim that this annual event is now world-famous!
Moffat Christmas Festival (26 November 2017)
Start your Christmas shopping in Moffat. The High Street is transformed into a thriving street market. A bustling craft fair with quality Christmas themed products is located in the Town Hall. Entertainment is staged throughout the afternoon in the High Street. Santa arrives at approximately 1.15 pm, before moving to his Grotto in the Town Hall from 2 pm, and returns to the stage to switch on the famous Moffat Christmas Lights at 5 pm.
Hogmanay in Moffat
Experience the special atmosphere as Moffat High Street fills with locals and visitors, united in bringing in the New Year with a bang, culminating with the spectacular firework display at midnight.
Enjoy the attractions in Moffat and treat yourself to a castle experience ...here are a few suggestions for local castle stays...