Welcome to Nithsdale Hotel
Rooms - Food - Functions
The Nithsdale is located in the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar. A small town in Dumfries & Galloway, with its ties to Robert Burns, Sanquhar is also home to the oldest working Post Office in the world Whether you are in the area fishing on the River Nith, walking the Southern Upland way, deer stalking or passing through whilst cycling Land End to John O'Groats, the Nithsdale Hotel is the ideal place to stay in the Upper Nithsdale area. Family run, the hotel boasts 12 en suite bedrooms, dining room, lively bar, large function room suitable for parties, weddings and conferences and a newly refurbished beer garden. Whatever the reason for your stay, a warm and hospitable atmosphere awaits you. For information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact reception.
FEBRUARY / MARCH - 2NIGHT BREAK
Take advantage of our 2 night break in our deluxe room.
BBD now only £120!!! Phone reception to book T: 01659 50133
Includes 2 course dinner on the first evening, breakfast both mornings and cocktails for 2 on arrival
Terms & Conditions apply
Crawick Multiverse is a major land restoration and art project in Dumfries & Galloway, utilising landscape art to transform a former open cast coal mine into an outdoor space that can be enjoyed by future generations.
Privately funded by the Duke of Buccleuch and designed by globally-renowned landscape artist Charles Jencks, Crawick Multiverse is a stunning representation of exciting discoveries and theories of the universe.
Visit Drumlanrig Castle and you’ll immerse yourself in over 600 years of The Douglas Family’s history. The story began in the 14th Century when William, the son of James, 2nd Earl of Drumlanrig (who died at Otterburn in 1388) became the 1st Laird of Drumlanrig.
Over the decades the Douglas family stayed close to the monarchy, a relationship, which as you’d expect, benefitted both the Douglases and the royals. However the relationship did have its difficult times and James Douglas was one of the Lords responsible for driving Mary Queen of Scots out of the country in 1567.
Dumfries House Set in 2,000 acres, this stunning estate and 18th-Century house with its unrivalled collection of Chippendale furniture has something for everyone
The Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead, which at 461m / 1531 feet above sea level is the highest village in Scotland.
Thornhill Golf Club
Thornhill is a picturesque village in Mid Nithsdale, Dumfries & Galloway. The golf club was established in 1893 as a 9 hole course and extended to 18 holes in 1979
A' the Airts
- Producer and stockist of exclusive Sanquhar Pattern knitwear
- retail outlet for other arts, crafts, music and books from Upper Nithsdale
“We contribute to the social, economic and cultural well-being of the communities of Upper Nithsdale by actively encouraging participation in a range of arts, crafts and related activities.”
- exhibitions of artwork throughout the year
- programme of arts and crafts workshops and classes
- programme of events in our theatre and community cinema
- cultural heritage....... and much, much more!
Poet Robert Burns was 29, in the prime of his life and at the peak of his powers, when he came to Ellisland Farm in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Some of Robert Burns' best-loved nature poems were inspired by the tranquil setting of Ellisland Farm.
Ellisland is now a popular museum and visitor attraction and it provides a wonderful insight into the life of Robert Burns on a farm two hundred years ago
STUDIO - GALLERY - RESIDENCY - WORKSHOP
Reconstruction + Fabrication
MERZ Workshop occupies the buildings and yard of Sanquhar’s former lemonade factory.
MERZ’s objective is to re-use and recast narratives exploring reconstruction and fabrication in the arts.
MERZ draws as a metaphor on Kurt Schwitters’ assemblages and the conceptual and protagonistic approach of Analytical Art and the early Art & Language.
MERZ provides residency accommodation for artists and authors including workshop and exhibition space providing filmed exposition of work/ideas for TV, social media or archive.
MERZ offers a hub for touring, swapping and exchanging art-as-idea among artists, collectives, progressive galleries supporting the virtual as well as the physical visitor.
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