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Just over the Border from England and less than two hours drive from Glasgow, Stranraer is Scotland's gateway to Ireland - only 90 minutes away by fast ferry.

The Dumfries and Galloway region is full of history, rich in opportunities and the perfect location to get away from it all.

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Wherever you're traveling from, it's easy to get here.

Arriving by car - three major road routes link us to the North of England and Central Scotland.

Dumfries and Galloway is just a three hour drive along the M6 from Manchester. Join the M6 from Leeds or Hull by starting on the M62. Coming from London? Take the M1 and join the M6 for a seven hour trip.

Once in Dumfries and Galloway, take the A75 west to reach the Stranraer, Portpatrick and Cairnryan area.

If coming from the North west take the A77 south.

Arriving by rail - from Glasgow, Scotrail will take you to Stranraer - the following rail sites will give you further information:

Arriving by air - Glasgow airport is within a two-hour drive of the area and Prestwick is even closer:

Castle Kennedy airfield - the only facility for General Aviation in the South West of Scotland:

Arriving by sea - the main ferry terminals linking Scotland and Ireland are Stranraer and Cairnryan - for more information, contact the ferry operators:


  • (Cairnryan / Larne)

  • (Stranraer / Belfast)

Arriving by bus - there are regular buses into the area - for more information visit:

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