Wigtown is in the Machars area of Dumfries & Galloway, south-west Scotland.

 

With central-belt Scotland and Ayrshire to the north, and Cumbria and the Lake District to the south, this patchwork of green fields, rugged coastline, moorland and mountain is home to a rich cultural life.

 

For information on accommodation and attractions in south-west Scotland, please visit the Visit Scotland website

 

By road

From the South

Follow M6 onto the M74, leave the M74 at Gretna (junction 22) and follow the signs for A75 Stranraer (drive time approx. 1.5 hours). At Newton Stewart roundabout, pick up the signs for Wigtown, 1st exit on the left.

 

From the North

From Glasgow

Follow the A77 to Ayr. From Ayr take the signs for A713 Castle Douglas. At New Galloway pick up the A712 'Queens Way' to Newton Stewart then onto Wigtown. Alternatively, from Ayr, you can follow the A77 to Girvan, then A714 to Newton Stewart via Barrhill  

 

From Edinburgh

Follow the M8 to Glasgow and then pick up the A77 (as per directions from Glasgow). Alternatively, head south on the A702 to Abington and onto the M74, exit at Moffat (junction 15) at follow the A701 to Dumfries. Follow the signs A75 Stranraer, at Newton Stewart roundabout, pick up the signs for Wigtown, 1st exit on the left.

 

 

By bus / coach

 

From the South

The National Express coach service travels across the region on a daily basis with a pick up and drop off at Newton Stewart (6 miles from Wigtown) contact 08717 818181 for further information.  The local Stagecoach service can be contacted on 01776 704484.

 

From the North

Stagecoach operates a daily service from Glasgow to Newton Stewart via Ayr, X77 Glasgow to Ayr, Service 58 Ayr to Girvan, Service 359 Girvan to Newton Stewart/Wigtown. For further information click on stagecoachbus.com or telephone 01776 704484.

 

In the Region
Stagecoach local services operate on a daily basis, with a regular bus service across the region from Dumfries. The local Stagecoach service can be contacted on 01776 704484.

 

By rail

 

From the South

Scotrail services operate on a daily basis from Carlisle to Dumfries. Click on www.scotrail.co.uk or call 0870 606 2031 for further information.

 

From the North

Scotrail services operate on a daily basis from Glasgow to Stranraer via Ayr stopping at Barrhill to connect by bus to Wigtown.
Click on www.scotrail.co.uk or call 0870 606 2031 for further information.

 

*ScotRail offers a 10% discount on group bookings for fixed journeys.  3 weeks prior notice must be given.  To enquire, telephone 03448 110141.

 

 

By ferry

 

From Ireland 

A number of services operate from Larne/Belfast to Cairnryan. For the most up to date information, click on the links below:

 

    Stena Line (up to 9 crossings daily, Stena HSS fast ferry 2 hours and Superferry 3 hours) www.stenaline.co.uk or call 08447 70 70 70

 

P&O (up to 8 crossings daily) www.poirishsea.com or call 0870 24 24 777

 

AFerry -  www.aferry.co.uk or call 0844 5765503                                                                                                                                                                    

 

By air

 

Prestwick, our local airport, operates regular Ryanair flights from London Stansted, Dublin, Belfast and Bournemouth, as well as most major European cities. The airport has its own bus and train stations with connections via Ayr. For all information please see gpia.co.uk or ryanair.com.

 

 

Please note: we try to keep information up to date, but please check travel details before setting out