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Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway

Moffat is a former burgh and spa town in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, lying on the River Annan, with a population of around 2,500. The Moffat House Hotel, located at the northern end of the High Street, was designed by John Adam. The nearby Star Hotel, a mere 20 ft (6 m) wide, boasted a record in the Guinness Book of Records as the narrowest hotel in the world. Moffat won the famous "Britain In Bloom" contest in 1996. Moffat is also the home to Moffat toffee.
Post townMOFFAT
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyDumfriesshire
OS GridNT0805
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01683
 

Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Moffat, watering-place, Dumfriesshire, and par., partly also in Lanarkshire, on river Annan, 2 miles NE. of Beattock junction, 64 miles SW. of Edinburgh, 66½ miles SE. of Glasgow, and 332 miles NW. of London by rail - par., 42,972 ac., pop. 2930; town, pop. 2161; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Situated near the head of Annandale, on a gentle slope rising from 340 to 400 ft. above sea-level, the town is well sheltered on the N. and E. by lofty ridges of hills. Moffat first became conspicuous as a watering-place in the latter half of the 18th century, and is now frequented by a great number of visitors in summer. Moffat Well is 1¼ mile to the NE.; the water, which is strongly impregnated with sulphur and various salts, is brought by pipes to the public baths in the town. There is a large hydropathic establishment in the vicinity. Moffat became a police burgh in 1864.

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