Lockerbie is the first sizeable town north of the Scottish Border and is on the main road and rail routes between Glasgow and Carlisle.
Lockerbie has an agricultural past and was once home to Scotland’s largest lamb market. Much of the town is built from red sandstone and the town hall stands out with its clock tower. The local ice rink hosts top class curling events and at nearby Dalton Pottery you can paint your own pot to take home. There are various shops within the town, and a variety of places to enjoy a meal or snack.
In Dryfesdale Cemetery, on the outskirts of the town, there is a memorial garden that is a fitting and touching tribute to the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie Air Disaster. Visit the Dryfesdale Lodge Visitors' Centre, where a permanent exhibition room displays ten history panels depicting Lockerbie's unique past stretching from its pre-historic origins to 1988's terrorist attack and beyond.