Newcastleton nestles in the valley of Liddesdale, gateway to the Scottish Borders. We are rural, remote and off the beaten track,  a perfect place to get away for a day or longer.

Welcome to Newcastleton

or Copshaw Holm as it is known locally

Imagine a haven of rural tranquillity amidst the rolling magnificence of the Scottish Border countryside. If it is escape you crave, the breath-taking wilderness of the countryside is literally on your doorstep. Family and place names evoke the wild history and ballad lore in which the place is steeped. Such is Newcastleton, a small rural village nestling within the beautiful valley of Liddesdale.

Five hundred years ago the hills would be ringing with the sound of clashing steel and fighting Reivers, today visitors experience a warm welcome.

We look forward to welcoming you to Copshaw Holm. Here is a taster of what to expect! VisitNewcastleton village film for 2019



There has never been a better time to take to two wheels. Newcastleton is perfectly placed to ride miles of off-road trails straight from the heart of the village into the forest.  The world-class 7stanes trails await you or travel a wee bit further to our neighbour’s at Kielder, where the Lakeside Way and cross-border routes are found.  Miles and miles of trails to suit all abilities.

We are perfectly located to plan as a pit stop for riding many of our scenic road routes as well as the established Southern Borders Loop.

But, we recommend staying a wee bit longer so you can enjoy the local craic!

Walks Around Newcastleton

If taking a stroll, a hike or a more challenging route is your thing, then the Liddesdale valley is a perfect place to enjoy a huge range of walks.  A wide choice for the outdoor enthusiast or the family.  Miles and miles of stunning scenery to enjoy.

Rarely will you meet another but when you do, sit and enjoy the company. and the views. Packed lunches made to order available from all the village eateries.

Golf Club

The club is one of the oldest in Scotland celebrating its centenary in 1994.  The views from the 2nd and 3 holes are truly panoramic and worth the effort of the climb just to soak them up.  Hardly any queues and run by volunteers you will definitely experience nothing like it elsewhere!


Situated within easy distance of the Border Esk and the Liddel Water, Newcastleton and the Langholm beat has a range of options for the keen angler. Permits can be bought in the village.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is part of our culture being Reiver country!  An absolute gem of place for riders.  You can ride safely on quiet country lanes which join up with miles and miles of off-road riding and forest tracks.   Ride for a few hours or make the most of it and explore for a few days.  There are plenty of routes to explore.  Stables at Canonbie and Selkirk

Kielder Water & Forest Park Activities

Newcastleton forest borders Kielder Water & Forest Park, home to Europe’s largest manmade lake.  Positively teeming with loads of things to see and do Kielder is 25 minutes by car.

Depending on the seasons; Ospreys, red squirrels, birds of prey, Dark Sky and Observatory, Leaplish Water Park for boating, swimming, sailing, water ski, cycling, walking boating, arts, castle, Gruffalo walks….the list is endless!

Scenic Countryside

If you are touring our stunning countryside or just out for a day in the Scottish Borders meandering by car or motorcycle, Newcastleton is an excellent stop-over. Easy access to some of the best rural roads with stunning views of the area. A trip across the Langholm moor is a must, as is the run to Carter Bar and the Knot o’ the Gate. Famous locations all with spectacular viewpoints.

The village has its own fuel pit stop but stay a while and enjoy our Copshaw hospitality.

7stanes Mountain Bike Trails & Cycling

Newcastleton forest boasts some fabulous trails for all abilities and home to one of Scotland’s world-class 7stanes mountain-biking centres.  Accessible direct from the heart of the village; park up and ride!

The new skills pump track will get your adrenaline pumping before you hit the trails. Bike hire is available locally.

Polysport for Tennis, Fitness, and Astro

All-weather floodlit Astroturf multi-sports pitch. Changing rooms & referees room. Well equipped fitness room. Grass football pitch (Home of Hearts of Liddesdale) Ample free parking. Local and visitor membership available.

Rock UK Activity Centre

Rock UK have a huge range of instructed activities to choose from; fencing to archery, climbing to slacklining and many more. Whichever activities you choose, your group will go through the basics to give you a real taste of adventure whilst teaching important lessons such as leadership skills, environmental awareness, personal responsibility and teamwork.

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