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Dryfesdale Lodge Visitor Centre

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Address: Dumfries Road, Lockerbie, Scotland
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Interesting historical journey

Lockerbie should not be defined by the air disaster with which it is synonymous. This Visitor Centre traces the history of Lockerbie and the surrounding region from the times of... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2016
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Lockerbie should not be defined by the air disaster with which it is synonymous. This Visitor Centre traces the history of Lockerbie and the surrounding region from the times of first settlement. Excellent displays and information and the attendant was both extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. Located at the entrance to the local cemetery and Garden of Remembrance, it is free... More 

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Loved finding out about the local history of Lockerbie, The lady on duty was a dream and very knowledgeable and friendly. The presentation of all the history of Lockerbie is excellent.

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Thank grouse66
Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This small but interesting attraction is a must to visit if you're in the area. It's free and on the site of the memorial gardens for the sad Lockerbie disaster. The staff member there was very friendly and welcoming, as well as being informative. You can see the sad photographs of the aftermath of the Lockerbie disaster as well as... More 

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Thank Lyn E
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

The visitors' lodge is at the entrance to the cemetery where there is a memorial to those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie air disaster. The small visitors' centre rebalances the view of Lockerbie by telling its history from Roman times. Opposite is Eskrigg Nature Reserve which is well worth a visit. So, three interesting things to see all on the... More 

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Thank Mary M
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This wee lodge is dedicated to those killed in the Lockerbie air disaster, although interesting it is also very sad so many people lost their lives.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is at the cemetery of the memorial garden and is great use of the old keepers cottage. Very well set up with local information, the main emphasis is on the plane crash and a peaceful room with settees and in depth details of the events surrounding the crash, the aftermath and all the victims. The lady who was volunteering... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

The Lodge is on the same site as the Lockerbie Air Crash Memorial garden. The original use of the building was a cemetery workers house. It has 3 rooms with displays about the history of Lockerbie, one about the air disaster and an exhibition room. It is very informative and entry is free.

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Thank warboys
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

This has a little more information on the Lockerbie disaster, but also the history of Lockerbie and what was done in the aftermath of the plane crash. There is also a remembrance room, and if you get chance, have a read through the material there, including a tribute book, which has information and tribute to all the victims of the... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Came here couple of weeks back while passing though Lockerbie. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a lovely lady who explained all about the centre and gave us information about the history. It is well worth a visit !!!!!!

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Thank Dave W
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Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Such a nice place to visit. Joanne the custodian was a wonderful lady who made us feel welcome. We will be back again in December

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