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County - Dumfries and Galloway | Map
Tel code: 01461 | code search
Postcode: DG12 | code search
Population: 8200
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Annan is a historic market town known as the ‘gateway’ to Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland situated between Gretna and Dumfries on the east-side of the River Annan on the north-shore of the Solway Firth, only 8 miles from the Border with England. The town dates back to the 12th century with its river port and royal castle built by Robert the Bruce. Annan received Royal Burgh status in 1532. Writer Thomas Carlyle went to school at Bridge House from 1802-1820, this elegant Georgian town house served as the town’s academy. Annan is a popular tourist destination with attractive red-sandstone buildings, hotels, B&B’s and camping and caravanning sites, the High Street has a selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants and a cinema. Historically interesting features include the Town Hall with clock tower built in 1878, the Annan Old Parish Church built in1789 and the Georgian design three-span bridge built in 1826 by Robert Stevenson. Annan Museum has collections of local archaeology, art and artefacts dating back 3000 years. The Devil’s Porridge Exhibition details the greatest munitions factory built in 1915. The River Annan is well-known for its salmon and sea-trout fishing, wildlife includes bats, otters, kingfishers and water voles. There are two golf courses and The Annan Shore Walk is a popular walk along the Solway Firth.


A C Eggleton & Co
Annan Mortgage & Property Shop
Farries Kirk & McVean


Annan Museum


Galabank Caravan & Camping Site


Londsdale Twin Cinemas


Powfoot Cottage


David Gillies
Dental Practice
Dental Surgery


Greencroft Wynd Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Murray Little & Knox
Solicitors Property Centre

Holiday Park

Queensberry Bay Holiday Park

Pub and Bar

Blue Bell Inn
Brig Inn
Commercial Inn
Graham Arms


Brig Inn

Bruce Restaurant
Del Amitri
Graham Arms
New Imperial
Sitar Indian Cuisine


Eastriggs Community School
Elmvale Primary School
Hecklegirth Primary School
Newington Primary School


Hann Company Solicitors
Harper, Robertson & Shannon
John Roddick & Son
Murray Little & Knox


Auberge Taxis
Berts Taxis
Karachis Taxis
S Thomson Taxis


Powfoot Hotel


Firth Veterinary Centre


Lorraine Baird

Animal Magic
James Walker Ltd
Stephen Rowe
W Glendinning & Son
Lloyds Pharmacy


Annandale & Borders Fly Fishing(Fishing)
Broom Fisheries(Fishing)

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Rowanbank Guesthouse (0.22 miles)

Rowanbank Guesthouse

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Stay here for the ideal tourirst base for Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders, discover what a great place it is to explore. From Gretna (the wedding capital of the ... More

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Powfoot Golf Hotel (3.17 miles)

Powfoot Golf Hotel

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We offer luxury en-suite accommodation, fine food, golf breaks, weddings, functions, and much more in the charming village of Powfoot near Annan in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland.The original ... More

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Broadlea of Robgill (4.17 miles)

Broadlea of Robgill
Broadlea is a traditional Country Cottage situated in beautiful Scottish countryside, yet still only 3 1/2 miles from the A74 motorway, giving easy access to Lockerbie, Dumfries and Carlisle.

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Blackyett Mains Bed and Breakfast (4.37 miles)

Blackyett Mains Bed and Breakfast
Blackyett Mains is an AA 4 star gold rated bed and breakfast with a breakfast award for the use of local ingredients. The property is down a secluded road in its own grounds of fifteen ... More | visit website
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Village Inn (4.65 miles)

Village Inn
The Village Inn is situated in the quiet village of Kirtlebridge. It is a small country pub with 3 rooms. Ideally situated for the traveller going either North or South as it is only 1 ... More | visit website
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Cressfield Country House Hotel (4.92 miles)

Cressfield Country House Hotel

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Only 20 minutes from Gretna Green, the Cressfield Country House Hotel is based in Townfoot, a small village in picturesque Dumfries and Galloway. Just a couple of miles from the M74 ... More

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Kirkconnel Hall Hotel (5.90 miles)

Kirkconnel Hall Hotel

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Situated just 10 miles north of Gretna and well located in a scenic area of south-west Scotland, Kirkconnel Hall is a magnificent 15th century manor set in extensive gardens and grounds.
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The Mill (5.96 miles)

The Mill
The Mill is a family run hotel and wedding venue on the outskirts of romantic Gretna Green. We have 33 chalet style rooms boasting digital TV's, en-suite bathrooms with showers, tea & coffee making facilities, ... More | visit website
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Whitecroft Mansion (6.74 miles)

Whitecroft Mansion

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Located in the breathtaking Dumfriesshire countryside and enjoying views of the Solway Coast, the mansion has been lovingly restored and finished to the highest standards. Guests who enjoy first rate ... More

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Days Inn Hotel Gretna Green (7.02 miles)

Days Inn Hotel Gretna Green

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Days Inn Gretna Green is close to the M74 and M6 motorways, and within easy reach of Carlisle. Newcastle-upon-Tyne and County Durham are about 1 hour from the hotel. The famous ‘wedding ... More

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