England and the East
By Road (80 miles)
The A75 from Gretna and then Dumfries (allow 75 minutes) is usually a steady drive that once you reach the Bay of Fleet gives up some particularly fine coastal views. A word of warning here for followers of SATNAVs; Several systems will direct you to come off the A75 at Crocketford and take the A712 through New Galloway instead. If you like a more challenging journey then this is the way to come but you are unlikely to save any time.