Getting Here

How to Find Us

Tucked away on the very southern edge of the country, Kirkcudbright is at the heart of Galloway, Scotland’s hidden gem.  Although very much set in the countryside, we are easy to find, never too far away, and have all the things you could want – whether you just come for the day or stay for a while. Once you discover us you’ll want to come back again and again.

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By road
Driving from London is a relaxed six or seven hour drive. From Manchester or Leeds, three hours, and from Glasgow or Edinburgh, two hours. You’ll find that our quiet country roads make driving a pleasure.
Kirkcudbright lies 25 miles beyond (west of) Dumfries on the coast south of the A75. Motor cyclists are especially welcome – the roads are well maintained and some can be both fun and a challenge. We are a popular destination from Ireland, being only 50 miles from the ferry terminals at Cairnryan.

By air
Airports at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick, all within a 2-hour drive, provide scheduled international flights.

By other public transport
Buses are Kirkcudbright’s only available form of public transport, but the services available are reasonably frequent. The nearest railway stations are at Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle. Using the Traveline Scotland website will allow you to plan your journey from anywhere in the UK using all forms of public transport. It’s comprehensive and easy to use.

By sea
You could of course come in your own boat and visit Kirkcudbright marina.