River Cree at Sunset
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Creetown is on the northern side of the Solway Firth, on the south-western coast of Scotland overlooking the Cree Estuary and the Irish Sea. In the long past some people came to the town by sea, but most now arrive by car, coach or bus on the A75 road from Carlisle to Stranraer. This page is intended to help you to come and visit us.
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From Carlisle, take the A74 north as far as the turnoffs for Gretna and Dumfries. Continue west on the A75 past Annan, Dumfries, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Gatehouse-of-Fleet until you reach the straight coast road just beyond Carsluith. There are two exits from the A75 into Creetown.
Visitors from the Ayr, Girvan or Glasgow areas can take the scenic A713 down from Ayr through Dalmellington and across the moors to Casphairn, before taking the A712 for New Galloway and west down the Queen's Way to the A75. From there, head eastwards for about 4 miles to Creetown. Alternatively, the A77 from Ayr can be taken as far as Girvan before taking the A714 down to Newton Stewart, then left at the A75 roundabout and across the Cree Bridge four to five miles east to Creetown.
Visitors coming from Stranraer need only take the A75 eastwards to Newton Stewart and so towards the turning off the A75 for Creetown.
Trains from the Carlisle and Glasgow main line stations go to Dumfries or to Stranraer, from where connections can be made by bus to Creetown. Contact British Rail once in Britain for details of services.
The nearest commercial airports are Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick, from which buses and taxis can take you to the nearest station. Bus services from Dumfries pass through Creetown on the way to and from Stranraer.
Go to the History and Exhibition Centre subsites for more information on old Creetown.
All text and images © 2000 Richard Edkins of Dalbeattie Internet.
Creetown Website started 24th February 2000.
Last updated 22nd March 2000.