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Sanquhar Self Catering
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Self Catering Accommodation in Sanquhar and Wanlockhead

Self catering holiday accommodation in Sanquhar, Wanlockhead and nearby area (Leadhills & Durisdeer) in south west Scotland.

Belton House Holiday Home
Belton House is a large, traditional country house which enjoys a elevated position in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead. This spacious holiday home sleeps up to 22 people.
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Self catering holiday accommodation in Sanquhar & nearby:

Self catering holiday accommodation in Durisdeer, Wanlockhead, Leadhills & nearby:

Coming for a holiday? About the Sanquhar, Wanlockhead, Kirkconnel and Durisdeer area

The town of SanquharThe Most northern town of Dumfries and Galloway is Sanquhar.

Sanquhar has a golf course, a leisure centre, the Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum and many opportunities for walks and picnics among the hills over which the Southern Upland Way passes.

An interesting collection of historic items are displayed with the 19th century Sanquhar Church and the Sanquhar Historic Walk is a trail map through the town following historic plaques and taking in the 18th Century Tolbooth and Sanquhar's Castle, of which now only traces remain.

The Castle saw much conflict, and the town recalls it's history with an annual Riding of the Marches, the climax of its Gala week.


North of Sanquhar is Kirkconnel, a former mining village with a memorial to all the miners killed over the years in the former mines. The glens and hills around this area provided a refuge for the Covenanters.

Wanlockhead Photographer - A.M.HurrellWanlockhead

From Sanquhar a drive east on the B797 leads into the impressive Lowther Hills where several summits rise over 610 metres (2,000ft) to the Scottish Lead Mining Museum at Wanlockhead. This is Scotland's highest village, 450 metres above sea level and the source of much mineral wealth dug from the surrounding hills. Here can be discovered what it meant to live in a miners home or work in a lead mine, see a walk-in mine beam engine, smelt mill and water lades.


Leadhills is actually in Lanarkshire but the village is located just over a mile away from Wanlockhead high in the beautiful Lowther Hills. Lead mining gave the village its name –and its prosperity - but gold has also been found nearby. The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway is Britain's highest adhesion railway almost 1500 feet above sea level. Enjoy a journey on the narrow-gauge railway which operates from Leadhills to Wanlockhead. The 2ft narrow gauge railway built along part of the trackbed of the old Caledonian Railway is now operated by a dedicated band of volunteers.


South east of Sanquhar is Durisdeer with its church, dating from 1699, containing the "Queensberry Marbles" which represents the recumbent figures of the second Duke and Duchess of the Queensberry family of nearby Drumlanrig Castle. The Well Path was part of medieval pilgrimage route to Whithorn in the west of Galloway.

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