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Postcode: CA6 | code search
Population: 2900
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Longtown is an interesting Cumbrian town on the banks of the River Esk, close to the border of Scotland, home to three thousand people. The town has wide streets and an elegance from times long gone. Gretna Green is close by, as is Solway Moss, the location of a bloody battle fought in 1542. The impressive arched bridge spans the river where a gentle stroll will uncover some of Mother Nature's finest, or perhaps Oakbank will be first choice, blessed with fabulous lakes is a favourite haunt of fishermen and visitors to the Bird Sanctuary. The Old Blacksmith's at Gretna, is at the heart of a romantic legacy, however, if a wedding is not wanted, perhaps take a look at the Anvil and Coach Museum where magnificent horse drawn carriages take centre stage. If shopping is yearned for the Tartan and Tweed Shop is hard to beat, or why not savour a smooth mouth warming Malt at the Whisky House. For a fascinating insight into history the Border & Kings Own Royal Regiment Museum has evocative exhibits housed within the 16th Century Queen Mary's Tower in Carlisle Castle, and Artists may need an extra brush as they capture the magnificent Carlisle Cathedral which has seen 900 years.


Camelot Caravan Park
Oakbank Lakes


Graham Arms Hotel

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Bush Hotel
Globe Tavern


Esk Cafe
Sycamore Tree


Taylors Classics Ltd
John R Jefferson
Kirkup Butchers
Cochranes Nurseries
Flower Time
Whitesyke Garden Centre

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Graham Arms Hotel (0.27 miles)

Graham Arms Hotel

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The Graham Arms is a former Coaching Inn and was built about 200 years ago. In days gone by, the hotel was an overnight coaching stop; the horses would be ... More

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Briar Lea Guest House (0.50 miles)

Briar Lea Guest House

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Briar Lea House is a large country house in its own grounds, in the northern regions of Cumbria. An ideal base for exploring the historic City of Carlisle, the Scottish ... More

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Lynebank House Hotel (2.74 miles)

Lynebank House Hotel

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Welcome to Lynebank Hotel and Restaurant. We are situated 3 minutes from J44 M6 on the A7 Edinburgh, Harwick and Galashields scenic route. A former 17th Century Staging Post offering ... More

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Solway Lodge Hotel (3.89 miles)

Solway Lodge Hotel
As one of the leading wedding hotels in Gretna you are assured a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay with us. The Solway Lodge is a family run hotel having the perfect accommodation for you ... More | visit website
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Mapletree Guesthouse (3.89 miles)

Mapletree Guesthouse

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We are a family run luxury Guest House situated in the heart of Gretna, close to all amenities, with private off-road car parking. Our Guesthouse has been renovated to the ... More

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Kirkcroft Guest House (3.98 miles)

Kirkcroft Guest House

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Situated in the heart of Gretna Green, 3 minutes walk from the railway station and across the road from Gretna Hall and 4 minutes walk from The World Famous Blacksmith ... More

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Gretna Hall Hotel (3.99 miles)

Gretna Hall Hotel

Originally built in 1710 as a manor house for the Johnstone family, Gretna Hall Hotel is an ideal setting for your leisure break thanks to its great location, charm and character. The hotel is the ... More | visit website

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Smiths At Gretna Green Hotel (3.99 miles)

Smiths At Gretna Green Hotel

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All bedrooms have king or super king-sized beds, contemporary fireplaces, broadband and a great deal more. Located right next to the world famous Old Blacksmith's Shop, you too can become part of ... More

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The Gables (4.01 miles)

The Gables

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A beautiful, turn-of-the-century Grade II listed property, situated in the heart of Gretna with gardens laid to lawn, floral borders and shady trees. The hotel is ideally located for exploring Dumfries and ... More

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Surrone House (4.01 miles)

Surrone House
Surrone House is situated in Gretna, only 500 yards from the Gretna marriage rooms, this beautifully maintained and quiet non-smoking B & B establishment offers modern and spacious accommodation for guests to relax in.Dumfries & ... More | visit website

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