Local Area

Local Area

The Liddesdale Hotel is located in Douglas Square at the heart of Newcastleton (sometimes referred to as Copshaw Holm); a 17th century village planned by the 3rd Duke of Buccleugh, set in the peaceful, unspoilt countryside of Roxburghshire. As such it combines the relaxing aspect of a remote rural settlement whilst being only half an hour’s drive to Carlisle and the motorway network. Despite the decline of traditional industries, Newcastleton remains a very healthy and vibrant rural economy, assisted by the development of tourism and many new small businesses.

Local area activities include:

  • Hill and Fell Walking
  • Horse Riding and Trekking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Historic Sites
  • Nature Trail and Forest Walks
  • Golfing
  • Fishing
  • Shooting
  • Lawn and Green Bowls
  • Tennis, Football and Basketball
  • Shopping

Newcastleton is an important location to anyone interested in Border Reiver history and has various clan links, particularly Armstrong and Elliot. It also hosts a number of sporting and cultural events.

For further information on the local area explore the Gallery and Links sections.