Lochmaben is a small town that boasts three lochs and is 8 miles from Dumfries.
The lochs in and around Lochmaben - Kirk Loch, Castle Loch and Mill Loch - provide excellent opportunities for sailing and fishing. Lochmaben is also on the route of the Annandale Way long-distance walking trail. The town isn't far from the popular 7stanes mountain biking centres at Ae forest and Mabie forest.
Lochmaben has a long and intriguing history that dates back to the 13th century. Lochmaben Castle was the home of Robert the Bruce when he was Lord of Annandale and a statue of Bruce stands before the town hall. Lochmaben was also the birthplace of William Paterson, the co-founder of the Bank of England.
Today, the village has a doctor's surgery, bank, post office and several independent shops and places to eat.