Seven miles east of Langholm.

For Newcastleton and district use O.S. map No. 79

Newcastleton was founded by the Duke of Buccleuch as a handloom weaving centre.

The village layout is in grid fashion, there are two centre squares which are used for community activities.

Douglas Square in the centre of the village has always been the scene of local events such as the hiring fairs of the past and the Traditional Musical Festival today. Handloom weavers, joiners, tailors, shoe makers, and cloggers, were among the inhabitants of the wider community of both Liddesdale and other districts in the neighbourhood, and the main Waverly Railway Line, closed in 1969, skirted the western edge of the village.

The focal point of Liddesdale today is Newcastleton which makes it a very suitable base for exploring evidence of reiver activity.

The old town of Castleton lies nearby.


Liddesdale Heritage Centre and Museum portrays the history of Liddesdale and facilities are available for genealogical research.

It features most informative and interesting displays well worth visiting. There is much of interest to Border families.


Around and about

Tarras Moss 

Ettleton old kirkyard.

Mangerton Castle

Liddel Castle

Liddel Strength

The  Milnholm Cross


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