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Welcome to Newcastleton Living

Newcastleton Living is an online hub celebrating all that’s best about living in Newcastleton and the Scottish Borders. Whether you live or work here, or are visiting the area, you’ll find lots of insider tips about where to eat, shop, and explore, as well as news and stories about what’s happening in the Newcastleton area.

Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.

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Newcastleton Living-8261The town of Newcastleton is situated east of Langholm and lies on the Liddesdale water. As a result of the land clearances of 1790 it resulted in the town being built and since the 1970s, there has been a folk festival celebrated every year.

Newcastleton is situated around beautiful surroundings which highlight the attractive nature of not only the town but the Scottish Borders.

Since the town is situated amongst many attractive hills it is the perfect place for both walkers and bikers so whether you enjoy the adrenaline rush or the peaceful view of nature Newcastleton is the perfect place.

The Newcastleton golf club is a nine-hole course that can be played as an 18 hole course. This golf course offers both experienced and new golfers a great place to enjoy the great sport of golf.

Throughout the year, there are many attractions and one of which includes the Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival which is hosted every July. The festival has been hosted since 1969 and is one the longest running festivals in Scotland. The Folk Festival is also one of the great events of Newcastle and provides for an excellent, exciting and interesting stay in the wonderful town of Newcastleton.

The town also has many amazing hotels and bed and breakfast establishments. Therefore, the town of Newcastleton is a fantastic place to visit for tourists and a great place to live for locals.

Newcastleton Living-8443Hermitage Castle & the Border Reivers

Hermitage Castle was built around 1240. The Castle has the nickname of ‘the strength of Liddesdale’.

The Castle was altered by a noblemen William, 1st Earl of Douglas. However, in the 1500s, there was increased threat from canons and the castle was adapted to improve the defense on the outside of the castle.

Sadly, the castle was abandoned around 1603 when James VI of Scotland became James I of England. Approximately 200 years later the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry became the new owners of the castle and preserved it.

7Stanes Cycling

The 7stanes bike trails that are situated across the south of Scotland. The trails have received many awards over the years. There are trails to fit everyone’s ability as the tracks are split into 6 categories, which range from green – easy to orange – extremely challenging.
The trails are called ‘7stanes’ because at each location there will be a stone which will tell a story about a myth or legend. This is because ‘stane’ in Scotland translates to stone.

Exploring the Scottish Borders Region

Newcastleton is located towards the south of the region and is 11 miles off the main A7 route from Carlisle to Edinburgh.

There are many towns within easy reach from Newcastleton including, Jedburgh (26 miles), Hawick (26 miles) and Kelso (38 miles). Closer to Newcastleton are villages including Old Castleton and Wolfelee.

The Four Abbeys of the Scottish Borders

The Scottish Borders has four magnificent ruined abbeys to explore. These are located in Melrose (39 miles), Dryburgh (38 miles), Kelso (38 miles) and Jedburgh (26 miles). More information on the abbeys can be found under the tourism section.



Visiting Edinburgh

Newcastleton is just over 70 miles from Edinburgh and if you’re looking to visit the city to explore, watch a show or to see the Edinburgh Military Tattoo then you can travel to Tweedbank, just outside Galashiels and get the new Borders Waverley train to Edinburgh.

Trains run every half hour and the last train leaving Edinburgh is just before midnight.


Take a look at what we’re proud of in this beautiful Borders town, and send us news about the places and people you want to shout about.

This is your site, so come and be part of it!

Town Survey – Your views are important to us

If you have visited Newcastleton then we want to hear your views and opinions on the town. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete. Every month all completed surveys from the Scottish Borders Living network of town sites will be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury Scottish Borders hamper.

Please click here to complete the survey.

NewcastletonFinding your way around Newcastleton Living…

If you live or work in Newcastleton or the surrounding area then check out the ‘My Newcastleton’, ‘Young People’ and ‘Business’ sections from the top menu bar.

These three sections of the Newcastleton Living website contain information and articles for the local community, local businesses and also for young people in the area.

The main menu bar provides links to shops and local businesses, hotels and restaurants, events and places to visit as well as the ‘Magazine’ sections that contains  features and articles.  All these sections of Newcastleton Living are there for everyone living and working in the area as well as for those visiting Newcastletoneither for the day or longer.

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