What to do and see in Moffat, United Kingdom (UK): The Best Places and Tips

August 23, 2017 Toi Mattera

Moffat (Scottish Gaelic: Am Magh Fada, "The Long Plain") is a former burgh in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, lying on the River Annan, with a population of around 2,500. It was a centre of the wool trade and a spa town.
Restaurants in Moffat

1. Grey Mare's Tail

Moffat Water Valley, Moffat, Scotland
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 167 reviews

Grey Mare's Tail

Reviewed By Carol R - Oswaldtwistle, United Kingdom

This is not far from Moffat. Well worth a visit. Get to it by car or bicycle. Car park at the bottom. Steep walk to get to the top. It took us along time but worth it. We are in our 70s.

2. Lothlorien Emporium and Toy Museum

22 Well Street, Moffat DG10 9DP, Scotland +44 1683 221144
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Lothlorien Emporium and Toy Museum

Reviewed By craigluscar - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

Just off the town square in Well St we came across this great wee shop with a wide range of curios ,silver ,Jewellery,art deco ,victorian artifacts with the toy museum upstairs . A magnet for kids and adults . A friendly and knowledgeable owner . We will definitely be back next time we are in Moffat

3. The Green Frog

Hammerlands, Moffat DG10 9QL, Scotland +44 1683 221220
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

The Green Frog

Reviewed By A701 - SCOTLAND

Lovely cafe area with great staff and quality food. Always fresh and tasty. Various menu options from soup and sandwiches, macaroni cheese, Paninis, wholesome burgers, kids menu, tea/coffee/juice and lovely . Always a safe bet, plenty of room to relax and chat and no pressure to get out the door. With a bit of marketing so close to the M74 it could give the Green Welly a run for its money as a stop off North/South.

4. Moffat Woolen Mill

Ladyknowe, Moffat DG10 9EP, Scotland +44 13873 82729
Excellent
20%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
10%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 168 reviews

Moffat Woolen Mill

Reviewed By Peter H - Stockport, England

This place is very popular with coach companies and they definitely know their market. It's just another place to buy your whisky, shortbread and everything tartan. In fairness the selection of goods on offer is massive and there's probably something for everyone. The cafe is decent and produces a palatable cup of coffee. It's a good place to stop on your long drive North or South and, as I stated, is very popular.

5. Station Park

A701 Beattock Road, Moffat DG10 9HF, Scotland +44 1683 220697
Excellent
48%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 47 reviews

Station Park

Reviewed By Chris B - York, United Kingdom

This is quite a find for what really amounts to a very small little town. If you have children this is lovely.

6. Moffat Community Nature Reserve

Beattock Road, Moffat, Scotland +44 1683 220227
Excellent
58%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 28 reviews

Moffat Community Nature Reserve

Reviewed By Craig H - Peebles, United Kingdom

I thought this place was a great little find. It's a small but perfectly formed reserve.
The variety of habitats is spot on. There's a good sized lake, a marsh/reed bed area, and a pond with a scrape.
The attention to detail is lovely. There is plenty of parking for the size of the place. There are several hides which are all well-maintained. There are plenty of picnic tables including two that are covered in case of bad weather. The trails are in good nick. There are even posts dotted about with magnifying glasses to examine bugs.
It's a lovely place for the local community and I just wish there was something like this near where I live.

7. Moffat Toffee Shop

High Street, Moffat DG10 9DW, Scotland +44 1683 220032
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Moffat Toffee Shop

Reviewed By Salmo01 - Scotland

Have eaten Moffat toffee for years but found this new recipe to be disappointing due to the lack of tart taste. The brown outside coating totally encapulates the tart inners. Unfortunately the pack I bought didn't include the inner part. Lost of other old fashioned sweets in the shop.

8. Colvin Fountain Moffat Ram

Moffat, Scotland
Excellent
46%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Colvin Fountain Moffat Ram

Reviewed By Michael P

Why does the Ram have no ears? Legend has it they were taking away over night be the Raiders of the Devils Beef Tub, as a reminder to all in the town of the real significance of the towns history. Beef.....

9. Polkadot's/Carole's Milk Bar

38-40 Well Street, Moffat DG10 9DP, Scotland 079218112578
Excellent
72%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Polkadot's/Carole's Milk Bar

Reviewed By WeekendEveryNight - Glasgow, United Kingdom

This brilliant little cafe keeps getting better. The fantastic retro decor makes it much more of an experience than just a place to eat and drink! After a recent refurbishment it seems a lot more spacious and the menu has grown, now offering a selection of hot food (I can't recommend the hotdogs or chicken and chorizo toasties enough- YUM) as well as the consistently delicious and quirky home made scones, cakes and tray bakes that are on offer. The coffee they use is beautiful and always perfectly prepared and the milk shakes are always lush. I have family and friends in Moffat so visit quite regularly. I'm always happy to visit Carole's in a group or even on my own as the staff (the lovely Sarah, Belinda, Adam and Holly) are always happy to chat and can't do enough for you! Being a big fan of vintage I also always have a good look at the bargains in the shop and have bought some fantastic bits of clothing to add to my collection. Even if you are briefly visiting Moffat take a stroll down Well Street and check this place out for yourself, you won't be disappointed if you're looking for something a bit different! I can't wait until my next visit to see what exciting new things the owner Sarah has done with this brilliant little spot :)

10. Kayantics

Ladyknowe Hall Newplace | Ladyknowe, Moffat DG10 9DY, Scotland
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Kayantics

Located in and around the rivers and hills of Dumfries and Galloway in beautiful Moffat. You’ll see me pictured with our “business plan on a stick” which is all currently in the works. For now, you can stay in our Shepherds Hut, buy a scrumptious wood fired pizza, book onto a kayaking course, hire a mountain bike, take a guided hike in the hills around Moffat and enjoy a good coffee at base.

Reviewed By William E

Beautiful location, super friendly host - all in all an awesome holiday.
Plenty to do - walking or cycling on good quality mountain bikes in stunning scenery just on the doorstep, or evening's BBQing by the river that flows past just outside the Shepherd's hut.
Hope to come again in the near future.

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