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Wanlockhead is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, nestling in the Lowther Hills and one mile south of Leadhills at the head of the Mennock Pass, which forms part of the Southern Uplands.
Museum of Lead Mining The ore-field around Wanlockhead is the most important lead-zinc and mineral deposit in Scotland. The award-winning Lead Mining Museum is only 2 minutes walk from the house. It has a mine, cottages and library tour and you can also try your hand at panning for gold! The museum has a small shop and great cafe, for coffees or lunch. Group discounts available Drumlanrig Castle, 20 minutes drive from Wanlockhead, is set within the Queensberry Estate and is the home of the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Narrow Gauge Railway - Leadhills The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway is Britain’s highest narrow gauge adhesion railway, reaching 1500feet above sea level. New Lanark World Heritage Site A great day trip is New Lanark World Heritage Site, about 30 mins drive away just next to Lanark. New Lanark is a fully restored 18th Century Cotton Mill village with an award winning visitor centre and various exhibitions. It is also next to the Falls of Clyde, where a short forest walk leads to spectacular waterfalls.
Recommended Places to Visit: Moffat is another nearby town, about 35 minutes drive away. It is the home of the famous ‘Moffat Toffee’ and it has a lovely river walk, playpark, boating pond, shops, cafes, pubs/restaurants etc. The town of Biggar is also only about 25 minutes drive away where there is a good golf course, play-park, puppet theatre and museums as well as lots of lovely shops, cafes and pubs.
Recommended Places to Eat Out: The Wanlockhead Inn is the village pub, it is warm and friendly and as you would expect serves all the usual beverages. They also do good value food, served until 8pm. The hotel in Leadhills, the next village to Wanlockhead about a mile and a half away, The Hopetoun Arms offers a friendly welcome and good food and drink. Blackaddie Country House Hotel - Sanquhar In Sanquhar, about 15 minutes drive away, there is a lovely hotel/restaurant Blackaddie Country House Hotel, Telephone 01659 50270 The Nithsdale is located in the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar. A small town in Dumfries & Galloway. Telephone 01659 50133, There is a great restaurant/bar in Coulter, on the way to Biggar about 20 minutes drive away. The Mill Inn can be contacted on 01899 220950 The Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant 101 High Street Biggar, South Lanarkshire, Telephone 01899 220801 Highly Recommended, Advanced booking advised. Have been know to delivery.
Local Sports: Biggar Adventure offer a range of activities including; archery, canoeing, mountain biking, guided walks and team building exercises. Fishing & Angling Only 6 miles away is the River Nith, at the village of Mennock (Upper Nithsdale B
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