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Dumfries & Galloway

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.

Two train lines from Carlisle to Glasgow cross the region, via Dumfries and Moffat respectively. The line from Glasgow to Stranraer runs via Ayr.