Blackaddie House Hotel
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Did you know that Sanquhar is home to the world’s oldest Post Office - established in 1712? From the building riders carrying messages were sent to aristocratic families in the districts either side of the border – a service dubbed the Nithsdale Cross-Post. The next oldest Post Office is in Stockholm, established eight years after the Sanquhar operation.

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