Getting there & around
Buses between London and Belfast, via Birmingham, Manchester, Carlisle, the towns along the A75 (including Dumfries and Newton Stewart) and Stranraer are available with Eurolines/National Express (0870 514 3219).
Local bus operators frequently change, although routes (and bus numbers) rarely alter. The main operators are Stagecoach Western (01776-704484) and MacEwan’s (01387-256533). The Day Discoverer (adult/child £5/2) is a useful day ticket valid on most buses in the region and on Stagecoach Cumberland in Cumbria.