Eskdalemuir (moor of the valley of the River Esk) is a rural district and small village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The area consists of high wet moorlands chiefly used for sheep grazing and forestry plantation. Settlement is generally located near to, or by one of the many tributaries of the Black Esk and White Esk rivers.

Eskdalemuir is best-known for the nearby Eskdalemuir weather station and for the Samye Ling Tibetan Buddhist monastery.

Eskdalemuir is rich in archaeological remains, including two neolithic stone circles and bank barrow, Castle O'er, a possible ritual centre for the Selgovae, Raeburnfoot, a Roman fort and later dark age fortifications and settlements.

Eskdalemuir holds the UK Weather Record for the highest rainfall in a 30 minute period. 80mm fell during such a period on 26 June 1953 [ Met Office article] .

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