Motorcycling in Moffat

Some of the best motorcycling routes are right here in Dumfries and Galloway

Not a lot of people know this but… there are hundreds of miles of quiet, open roads often with good line of sight, jaw-dropping dramatic scenery and plenty of pit stops. And Moffat sits amongst it all. Get up close to Scotland’s fascinating history and seek out its curious landmarks and quirky place names.  The tourist crowds just stay on the motorway heading north – but they’re missing a trick.

Bikers are welcome

Moffat is a biker friendly town and Queensberry House is a biker friendly B&B. We are situated in a quiet road just a five minute walk to the centre of Moffat and all its attractions. You can park right outside and there are no restrictions. It’s safe too. To really appreciate this part of the world you should book a few days here. Choose our Bluebell room and you’ll have a room with a view… of your bike. Book your stay here. Read our reviews on TripAdvisor here.

Choose an iconic route

The Three Lochs run is a must. It will take you about 75 minutes and is around 42 miles. Along the way you’ll see two of Moffat’s famous landmarks: the Devil’s Beef Tub, a cavernous hollow landscape with an intriguing history, and the Grey Mare’s Tail, one of the UK’s highest waterfalls. Stop at Glen Cafe – which overlooks St Mary’s Loch and, most likely, a car park full of shiny bikes. There are plenty of photo opportunities on your route – but we’ll show you exactly where the money shot is, the one you’ll be sharing on Facebook.

Back at base

Once you’ve returned to Queensberry House we can take care of any wet gear or bulky items and store them in our drying area. We also have a guest lounge where you can plan tomorrow’s trip or simply kick back and reflect on the day’s events.

Eating out?

When it’s time to fuel up, we can point you in the right direction for dinner. Moffat is blessed with a fantastic choice of eateries – from great value fish suppers to award-winning fine dining. The Buccleuch Arms is one of our favourites – it’s also biker friendly and Queensberry House guests get a 10 per cent discount on their food here as ‘a friend of the Buccleuch’.

Useful contacts

To book your accommodation visit Queensberry House. For more routes, visit, a great site to pick up tips or share stories with fellow bikers. Or try, where you’ll find fascinating interviews and news of upcoming events. For local repairs, contact MBM. Find out more on Moffat at

What else can you do in Moffat and is surrounds? Find out here.

Photographs: courtesy of the Beef Tub Bikers



The whole place was spotless and very well organised to take account of the current circumstances

Mr and Mrs Watson, Lincoln

The standard is as we expected – excellent

Tony, Liverpool

There’s nothing we can fault from start to end. The breakfast was a delight

Pete, West Yorkshire

A great base for drives and walks

Darren, Lancashire

Bedrooms and bathrooms are decorated to a very high standard

David, Penicuik

We had a great stay and the location is perfect

Nina, Warrington

This is a beautiful B&B. Rooms are very comfortable and well equipped

Lizzie P, Merseyside

If only all b&b accommodation could be like this

Jane, Liverpool

Very clean, very good quality of bedding

Maxine, Aberdeen

Absolutely loved our stay. Only regret is that we couldn’t stay longer

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