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Knockengorroch Festival Travel and Directions

Thursday 27th - Sunday 30th May 2021

Knockengorroch in Kirkcudbrightshire

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Carsphairn, Castle Douglas,

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Travel to/from Knockengorroch Festival

Knockengorroch Festival is held at Knockengorroch. The address of Knockengorroch is Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 3TJ.


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Public Transport Information

From outside Dumfries and Galloway or Scotland the best route is to get to Glasgow, from Glasgow to Ayr by bus or train, then bus to Dalmellington where local taxi firm (Town & Country Taxis 01292 551 661) will be providing shuttle service from Dalmellington/Festival.

Alternatively you can also get to New Cumnock by train and then a bus to Dalmellington. Cross road after leaving New Cumnock station and turn RIGHT, 3 minute walk from station to nearest bus stop. Bus no 356 Mon to Sat NB NO SUNDAY SERVICE Cheap train return tickets can be obtained to New Cumnock, Glasgow Central or Ayr (via Glasgow Central) from London or anywhere en route if you book early enough.

National rail enquiries can provide info on ALL train journeys: 08457 48 49 50, as can Trainline. Air Travel Glasgow Prestwick airport is the closest airport-approx 35 miles from Knockengorroch. Tel 0871 223 0700.

Air Travel

Glasgow Prestwick airport is the closest airport-approx 35 miles from Knockengorroch. Tel 0871 223 0700. Car hire is available at the airport – book in advance.

The travel info desk at the airport can advise on public transport to Ayr from the airport, from Ayr proceed as above.

From within the region

Knockengorroch festival site is around 55 miles from Dumfries.

If you want to reach Knockengorroch from Dumfries, you need to get a bus to Castle Douglas, and from Castle Douglas a bus to Dalmellington (bus no 520) which runs twice daily from Castle Douglas (no service on Sunday). Ask to be let off at Meadowhead or Lamford, and you are then at the ‘road end’ and 4 miles by road from the festival, the closest you can reach Knockengorroch using public transport.

520 bus from Castle Douglas to Dalmellington runs Mon to Sat. Castle Douglas to Dalmellington/Ayr: leaves Castle Douglas at 8.50am and 12.50pm, arriving Dalmellington 10.07am and 2.07pm. Meadowhead and Lamford are approx 10 min before bus reaches Dalmellington.

Ask to be let off at Meadowhead or Lamford and you are then at the ‘road end’ and 4 miles by road from the festival.

Dalmellington to Castle Douglas: leaves Dalmellington 10.20AM AND 2.20PM, arriving Castle Douglas 11.33 AM AND 3.33 PM. You need to be at road end by 10.20 OR 2.20 to be sure of catching the bus which needs flagging down.



Large vehicle access:

- You MUST BUY A VEHICLE PASS IN ADVANCE for vehicles over 3 tonnes - they cannot be purchased at the gate, with no access permitted. 

- No access for vehicles over 7.5 tonnes. Restricted access for vehicles or caravans wider than 7 feet. Please email with your vehicle width.

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