|Location Map ( geo)
|Dumfries and Galloway
|Places related to the A710
|Places related to the A711
Dalbeattie is a small town in southern Scotland lying a few miles to the east of Castle Douglas and of a similar size. However, as Castle Douglas lies alongside the A75, it has a busier High Street with a good range of shops and services, while Dalbeattie is somewhat quieter. Nevertheless, it is well within commuting distance from Dumfries to the east, and has a number of industrial areas on the fringes of the town.
There are two main routes through the town, the A710 and A711. These meet on the western side of the town centre, since the A710 was diverted onto a bypass in 1974, at a crossroads with the B794, which was itself part of the A710 in the past. The A711 is the direct route from Dumfries, while the A710 takes the more scenic route around the coast. Heading west from the crossroads, the A711 crosses the River Urr and then meets the A745. From here, the A711 becomes the scenic coastal route (although rarely that close to the shore), while the A745 heads inland to Castle Douglas. On the opposite side of town, the B793 passes through the forested hills to reach the A710 at Caulkerbush. This route also used to reach the town centre, but was diverted onto a new road to take timber lorries destined for the sawmill away from the town centre. Therefore this small town has an eastern and western bypass, but no corresponding north or south connection!
|Solway Coast Heritage Trail
|Galloway Tourist Route, Solway Coast Heritage Trail
|Galloway Tourist Route. Formerly B727
|Caulkerbush, Ind Est, Sawmill
|Haugh of Urr