Travelling to Dumfries & Galloway
Please contact the following companies for information about travelling to the region:
By Boat: StenaLine Ferry (0870 5707070; www.stenaline.co.uk) or AFerry (ww.aferry.co.uk)
By Rail: National Rail Information (08457 484950; www.nationalrail.co.uk)
By Bus: National Express (08717 818181; www.nationalexpress.co.uk)
By Air: Glasgow International, Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh and Newcastle airports are all within an approximate 90-minute drive of Dumfries.
The following are approximate travelling times by road from:
Carlisle- Dumfries: 40 minutes
Newcastle- Dumfries: 90 minutes
Glasgow- Dumfries: 90 minutes
Glasgow- Stranraer: 120 minutes
Edinburgh- Dumfries: 120 minutes
Travelling within Dumfries & Galloway
Where studios are clustered more closely together, walking between them can make for a great day out.
Both on- and off-road biking are popular across the region. To help plan a route by bike around studios of interest, or just take in some of the region’s countryside, see www.dandgcycling.org.uk or www.7stanes.gov.uk. Or, why not sign up for the Spring Fling bike ride? Expertly organised by the local CTC, and likely to take place on Saturday 28 May, for further details please contact Mike Gray (01387 270995). Booking essential.
The following are approximate travelling times by road within Dumfries & Galloway:
Dumfries - Moniaive: 30 mins
Dumfries- Eskdalemuir: 60 mins
Lockerbie - Dumfries: 20 mins
Dumfries - Castle Douglas: 30 mins
Stranraer - Wigtown: 40 mins
To find out more about walking, cycling and public transport options in the region, see www.swestrans.org.uk.
For local public transport information, including journey planning, contact Traveline Scotland (0871 200 2233; www.travelinescotland.com).
Spring Fling offers an ideal opportunity to explore the scenery, heritage and culture of southwest Scotland. If you would like to find out more about Dumfries & Galloway, see www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk