|Location Map ( geo)|
|Dumfries and Galloway|
|Places related to the A711|
|Places related to the A762|
Kirkcudbright lies on the Dee estuary in Galloway, southern Scotland. It is the county town of Kirkcudbrightshire and lies at the heart of a large rural area, the nearest large town being Dumfries many miles to the east. The town centre is a cheerful place of brightly coloured houses, with shops on most streets, and the ruined MacLellans Castle near the harbour. The towns harbour is still home to a number of fishing boats, but also has a small marina, with a band of industry stretching upstream on the river bank. Galloway is a growing tourist destination, and Kirkcudbright seems well placed to take advantage.
The main road through the town is the A711, which runs north-south, continuing around the coast to Dalbeattie. A more direct route to Dalbeattie is the B727 which heads east from the town centre over the hills, but it is not necessarily a quicker road. Just north of the town centre, the A755 crosses Kirkcudbright Bridge over the River Dee. This interesting concrete bridge carries the road which continues west to the A75 near Gatehouse of Fleet. A short distance beyond the bridge, the B727 reappears, after a short multiplex, and heads south towards the coast, before doubling back to rejoin the A755.
To the north of Kirkcudbright, the A711 also crosses the River Dee, and then turns right through Tongland to meet the A75. The left turn after the bridge is the A762 which follows the Tarff Water and, after a short multiplex with the A75 continues north to New Galloway.
|Castle Douglas (A75)|
|Auchencairn, Dalbeattie||Solway Coast Heritage Trail|
|Gatehouse of Fleet (A75)||Solway Coast Heritage Trail|
|New Galloway (A75)|