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Sanquhar is a historic market town in the Nith Valley in Dumfries and Galloway, southern Scotland situated on the River Nith, 26 miles north-west of Dumfries nestled between Thornhill and Moffat. Sanquhar received its royal burgh status in 1598. The name Sanquhar comes from the Celtic meaning ‘Old Fort’, artefacts uncovered in the area date back to the Neolithic period, settlers have been recorded here from the 9th century and there are remains of Roman fortifications. Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Poet, was a frequent visitor to the Queensberry Arms in the High Street c1788. Sanquhar is a popular tourist destination with shops and amenities, holiday accommodation and places to eat, it is also home to the oldest working post-office in Britain which started operating in 1712, this is also where the covenanters the signed the Sanquhar Declaration renouncing allegiance to the King in the 17th century. The ruins of the 15th century Sanquhar Castle sit on the south-side of the town, the Town House was built 1735 and the Sanquhar Tollbooth Museum is a Georgian town house with a square clock tower and octagonal cupola which provides audio tours on the story of the coal-mining and traditional knitting production during the 19th century. Sanquhar has a 9-hole upland golf course with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.


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Crown Inn
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Sanquhar Primary School


Minister's Pool Lodge


Gibbs Taxis
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A G Milligan
Memories Forever
Mackie & Hughes
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James Kellock
The Co-operative
Pathhead Bakery
J Divers
Lloyds Pharmacy

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Nithsdale Hotel (0.09 miles)

Nithsdale Hotel

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The Nithsdale Hotel is a friendly family run hotel, situated on the A76 approx half way between Dumfries and Kilmarnock in the picturesque setting of Upper Nithsdale. The hotel has ... More

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Blackaddie House Hotel (0.39 miles)

Blackaddie House Hotel

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The Blackaddie House Hotel is set amidst two acres of secluded gardens and offers spectacular views over the River Nith. Ideal for a romantic break, ... More | visit website

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Minister's Pool Lodge (0.39 miles)

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In an idyllic setting on the banks of the River Nith, with lovely views of the peaceful surrounding countryside, these beautiful stone cottages have been imaginatively converted ... More

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Lochside House Hotel (11.59 miles)

Lochside House Hotel
The Lochside House Hotel was built during the late 19th century by the Marquis of Bute and used as a shooting lodge. Set within 20 acres of land and overlooking two Lochs to each side, the ... More | visit website
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Trigony Hotel (12.36 miles)

Trigony Hotel

Standing in over four acres of secluded gardens and mature woodland, Trigony started life as the Shooting Lodge for Closeburn Castle. Now home to the Moore family, Trigony combines the welcoming ambience of a country ... More | visit website

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Abington Hotel (12.54 miles)

Abington Hotel

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Less than a mile from junction 13 of the M74, this hotel is easy to find and features free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, and ample free parking. This friendly, family-run hotel is ... More | visit website

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The Old School (12.66 miles)

The Old School
Welcome to The Old School, Dalleagles. A converted primary school now enjoying a new lease of life as a Bed and Breakfast establishment. This recently refurbished establishment offers three individually furnished en-suite ... More | visit website
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Days Inn Abington M74 (13.09 miles)

Days Inn Abington M74
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. ALL ROOMS NOW OFFER BROADBAND WIFI......located 1/2 mile of the M74. The hotel is set in picturesque countryside with scenic hill side views from nearly all bedrooms.As with ... More | visit website
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The Royal Hotel (14.55 miles)

The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel was built in 1892 by Mr R J Barrowman, and has proven over the years to be a figurehead of Cumnock Town Centre. The hotel with it’s Victorian Façade has been extensively refurbished ... More | visit website
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Craigend (15.29 miles)


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Set in the beautiful Lanarkshire countryside, Craigend Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect peaceful retreat for those wanting to enjoy a picturesque location, whilst being able to easily reach all ... More | visit website

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