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Clan Armstrong Museum - Gilnockie Tower

Door open days

5 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

6 September 2020 (Virtual Opening All Day)

Dumfries and Galloway

Situated in the heart of Border Reiving country you’ll find the world’s largest Armstrong Museum. Trace the history of this formidable Borders family as seen on ITV Border series ‘The Reivers.’ 

The museum is housed in the former Scottish Episcopal Church of ‘All Saints,’ which was originally built by His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch as a private chapel for the now demolished Langholm Lodge. 

Guarding the Clan Armstrong Museum you’ll find ‘Lang Sandy Armstrong of Rowanburn’, a sycamore carving of the famous giant ‘Lang Sandy’, a notorious Reiver eventually hanged (with his 11 sons) in 1606.


Digital Resources

Clan Armstrong

Learn all about Clan Armstrong and Ginlockie Tower

Clan Armstrong Centre website

Gilnockie Hollows Tower

A 'Drone' Video by Howard Mattinson

Go on a virtual guided tour!

Gilnockie Tower Restored

The Border Reivers are an infamous part of Scottish History - but very few of their homes have survived. One exception is Gilnockie Tower near Canonbie, which is now coming to the end of a significant renovation. 
Go on a virtual guided tour!

The Clan Armstrong

Scottish Clans: The story behind Clan Armstrong

Learn from a local historian about the site!

Key Information

  • Lodge Walk
  • Castleholm
  • Langholm
  • DG13 0ND