Planning a Visit
Nowhere in Scotland can you visit such a varied set of garden treasures in such a compact area. Each has its own character and charm, and with a wealth of events, activities, exhibitions and seasonal displays to discover, there’s always a good reason to visit Scotland’s Garden Route. Start using your Gardens Passport today and visit them all!
From England – take the M6/A74(M) north, then turn left at Gretna onto the A75.
From Edinburgh – the A702 takes you all the way to St John’s Town of Dalry, then follow the A713/A712 to join the A75 at Newton Stewart.
From Glasgow – the M77/A77 will take you down the coastal route; or take the M74/A702 (then as from Edinburgh).
Flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow or Prestwick, then connections by road or rail.
Stranraer is the nearest train station. There are direct trains from Glasgow, plus connections from Dumfries and Carlisle via Kilmarnock or Ayr
Hertz Phone: 01776 706022 or visit the Hertz website
Stranraer Avis Phone: 01776 706 899
Bus services operate throughout Galloway, timetable information can be found here. Please note that rural areas may be served by a very limited service.
Galloway has some of the best roads for cycling in the UK.