“The most biker friendly hotel in the UK if not Europe!”
Simon Weir – RiDE Magazine
From drying facilities for leathers to a safe lock up for your bike we are keen to ensure your stay is enjoyable and relaxing. We are passionate about providing great service to our motor bike guests as well as believing we have some of the best routes in Scotland.
How fortunate that Dave, Clint, Polly and Jonesy (Proprietor and Directors) are passionate bikers themselves. This has given us the enthusiasm and understanding to take the greatest care and attention to detail to ensure that your biking experience in Moffat is relaxing and comfortable.
(Image: Clint, Dave and Polly Smith)
Dedicated Motorcycle Garages
Not only can we provide secure off street parking but we have built up a group of motorcycle garages at the back of the hotel (all individually lockable). They have been purposely designed for motorcycles with ample shelf and hanging facilities for your kit. To be honest, Moffat is probably one of the safest places you can be but we know how much you love your pride and joy and at least it will be cosy, warm and dry!
The garages are acquired on a first come first served basis, however if you really really want to make sure you bag one during your visit you can book a garage for a one-off £5 ‘guarantee’ fee. (This can be done via our online booking system or over the phone with our reservations team – subject to availability)
Riding in the Region – Routes
Moffat and the surrounding regions are becoming well-known for quiet and endless miles of road surrounded by quaint villages and rolling scenery. Along with www.motorcyclescotland.com, we have created a number of routes to capture the very best of the area ranging from 60 mile routes to a full days riding on some of the most amazing motorcycle roads anywhere in Scotland. All the while using the Buccleuch as your home base. These routes created by bikers, for bikers, are amongst some of the best in the world. Enjoy the fantastic scenery, quiet roads and above all the experience!
Choose from the following motorcycle routes (Click on the route name to follow the link):
- Galloway Quickie – 121 miles (194 km) | Approx 3 hours 18 minutes
- Southwest Coastal – 307 miles (494 km) | Approx 9 hours 3 minutes
- Scottish Castle Run – 252 miles (405 km) | Approx 6 hour 50 minutes
- A Taste of Galloway – 214 miles (344 km) | Approx 5 hours 39 minutes
- Burns Country Run – 162 miles (261 km) | Approx 4 hours 36 minutes
- The Bruce Run – 165 miles (266 km) | Approx 4 hours 32 minutes
- Best of Both Worlds – 187 miles (301 km) | Approx 5 hours 30 minutes
- Biggar is Bigger – 81 miles (130 km) | Approx 2 hours 10 minutes
- Three Lochs Run – 42.9 miles (69 km) | Approx 1 hour 14 minutes
- St. Abbs Border Hug – 206 miles (331 km) | Approx 5 hours 38 minutes
- Borders Loop -102 miles (164 km) | Approx 2 hours 42 minutes
- Northumberland Ramble -198 miles (320 km) | Approx 6 hours 5 minutes
- Route 15 -197 miles (316 km) | Approx 5 hours 50 minutes
If you’re planning on continuing you journey up North and explore the Scottish Highlands, have a look at the other regions on www.motorcyclescotland.com for more information on routes, accommodation and things to see and do. All of the routes on Motorcycle Scotland have downloadable route files, all of which have been drawn up on www.motogoloco.com. We highly recommend MotoGoLoco as a route creating tool. It has to be one of the most user friendly ways to simply create routes but then also to be able to save them and or export the route files to your own GPS devices (both Garmin & TomTom). Definately worth a play!
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You can’t have a better start to the morning before a grand days expedition without our great breakfast selection.
Whether it’s a Continental, A La Carte or a good healthy porridge you need to fuel your tank, we have it all. We really do take our Breakfasts seriously, big bike portions of food and big bike portions of welcome await you at the Buccleuch.
This is also a good opportunity to meet up with Margaret, our very special breakfast lady. How she manages to be so full of vigour and enthusiasm so early in the morning remains a mystery.