Moffat is situated 21 miles from Dumfries and 54 miles from Edinburgh, close to the M74. It has a wide tree-lined high street, which retains much of its original characteristics. The town has very strong connections both with the Moffat and Johnstone clans.
A predominantly sheep farming town in years gone past, this history is depicted by the Ram Statue on the high street. A large depression in the ground to the north of the town (Devil's Beef Tub) aided the many sheep and cattle rustlers who operated in the area as it allowed them a place to hide their animals before moving them on. Moffat was also a spa town until 1921, when the Hydropathic Hotel burnt to the ground.
The surrounding hills and the local stage of the Southern Upland Way provide excellent walking. Also, the River Annan has good fishing stocks.
The sulphurous waters of Moffat Spa were believed to have healing properties and as more and more people flocked to Moffat, the "healing waters" were piped from the well to the "Baths Hall" (now the Town Hall). The town began to grow and more accommodation was required to cater for the thousands of annual visitors.
Each year the Rally weekend brings a heavy demand for accommodation in Moffat and surrounding areas, handled by an excellent service, given by all sections of the accommodation sector. Last year some entrants had to take accommodation in Lockerbie and Dumfries.
This year, in order to further our assistance to those requiring accommodation, an additional listing (available on request, courtesy of Moffat and District Community Initiative).
We look forward to seeing you in Moffat this year.
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