Stay at Lockerbie Hotels to Experience Festivals of Agriculture and Nature
Lockerbie hotels are a great place from which to explore the many annual events and festivals that take place throughout the area of Dumfries and Galloway. The naturally diverse landscape of this area of Scotland allows for a vast array of wildlife, celebrated during the Dumfries and Galloway Wildlife Festival. A range of activities and events take place across a two week period around late March and early April, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the areas fauna and flora. Lockerbie hotels are also a great base from which to pay a visit to the Stranraer Show, an agricultural delight showcasing the best of the areas local produce and crafts. A highly popular event, it holds a traditional sense of competition with livestock shows, whilst maintaining a modern air with its arts and craft stalls and live entertainment.
Festivals for the Music Lover
Celebrating its 11th year in 2012 with a line up featuring the likes of Newton Faulkner and the Scissor Sisters, The Wickerman Festival is Scotland's premier event of the UK's summer music festival season. The main stage is complimented by an eclectic range of tents, from acoustic to dance, as well as comedy and children's activities. Proud of its heritage, the goNORTH tent showcases the most promising talent to emerge out of Scotland. Lockerbie hotels provide an excellent stop over before venturing to the festival site. Towards the end of the summer, around the month of September, Lockerbie itself hosts the acclaimed Lockerbie Jazz Festival. Hosted at various venues across the town over the course of three days, the festival delights in both international and home-grown talent, with performances from world class artists to local youth groups. A popular event, be sure to book Lockerbie hotels well in advance.
Book Lockerbie Hotels for the Wonderful Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival
A much acclaimed event, Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is a nine day cultural extravaganza easily explored from Lockerbie hotels. Held every year at the end of May, the festival has been running since 1979, initially promoted as a way to bring international talent to the remote and rural villages of this stunning area of Scotland. Now not only showcasing international artists, but a wealth of talent from the area itself, the festival brings together music, dance, theatre, literature, film and visual arts, along with an ever growing programme of children's events. Following in the footsteps of this spectacular event, the Spring Fling, usually taking place at the start of June, sees artists from the Dumfries and Galloway area open their studio doors to the general public, allowing access in to the inner workings of their creative minds and sharing their inspiration. For lovers of all things visual, the Spring Fling makes for an illuminating weekend break at Lockerbie hotels.