The Clan Armstrong Centre


Gilnockie Tower, Hollows, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway, DG14 0UY

    The Clan Armstrong Centre features the largest Clan Armstrong library high up in Gilnockie Tower.

    Gilnockie Tower was an excellent place to watch for a raid from across the border and today still stands as the only habitable Armstrong tower left in existence from the original 90 or so towers in the Eskdale and Liddesdale area.

    As well as offering a fascinating insight in to reiver history and an extensive library of rare books, the centre features a photograph of Willie 'Redcloak' Bell, a reiver who was involved in the rescue of 'Kinmont' Willie Armstrong from Carlisle Castle in 1596. 

    2 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Children Welcome


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point


    • Toilets The toilet is on the second floor.No lift.

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Carlisle A7 to Longtown northwards to Langholm on scenic route to Edinburgh.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Edinburgh Airport to A7 road south for 70 miles.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Stranraer to Dumfries to Gretna signposted Longtown. Turn left onto A7 west of Longtown northwards.

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