Architectural Legacy

A walk along the High Street will introduce you to the Annandale Arms Hotel (built as the King’s Arms as the result of a 1762 contract) and the Balmoral Hotel, both of which were major coaching inns at one time, the Moffat House Hotel (illustrated above) built for the Earl of Hopetoun in 1762 and designed by the famous Edinburgh architect John Adam. The Town Hall was built in 1827 and was, formerly the ‘Bath’s Hall’ that provided hot and cold mineral baths for visitors to ‘take the waters’.

You will see the Moffat Ram (Colvin Fountain), the Buccleuch Arms Hotel, Dickson House and several others which have strong connections with the town’s spa and coaching history.