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Address

 

Allanton Peace Sanctuary
Auldgirth
Dumfries, DG2 0RY
Scotland, UK

 

GET IN TOUCH

For Booking and General Enquiries:
e: hello@allantonpeacesanctuary.org

For Peace Pole, Flag Ceremony and Forest School Enquiries:
Jessica Wheeler
e: jessica@allantonpeacesanctuary.org

For "Peace Prevails" School Programme Enquiries:
Glenda Thornton
e: glenda@allantonpeacesanctuary.org

 

Office hours:
Monday to Friday
09:00 – 17:00

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t. +44 (0) 1387 740642
w. allantonpeacesanctuary.org

 

Find US

 
 
 

by car

 

Please Note: Some sat-nav systems will lead you to our pedestrian entrance on the A76.

 

From the north: Kilmarnock / Thornhill (A76):

Follow the A76 through Thornhill, Closeburn and Auldgirth.

Just after Auldgirth there is a shop/cafe on the right and a road signposted 'Dunscore, Penpont'. Keep going for about 1.5 miles (very twisty bit of road).

If your satnav tells you to take a right turn into an un-signposted dirt road at this point, please ignore!

Carry on until you see the road sign: ‘Burnhead, Throughgate, Dunscore, Moniaive'.

Turn Right and continue through the village of Burnhead.

After about 400m (less than one mile), you will you see us on the right – two white pillars and Allanton Peace Sanctuary on the sign.

Come up the drive and ring the front door bell.

 

From the south: Dumfries (A76):

From the A75 Dumfries Bypass, take the A76 to Kilmarnock.

Drive for about 6/7 miles until you seen the residential caravan park, “Court Hill” on the left.

Take the next left turn (has a bus shelter on the corner) signposted 'Burnhead, Throughgate, Dunscore and Moniaive'.

Stay on this road for just less than one mile until you see us on the right – two white pillars and Allanton Peace Sanctuary on the sign.

Come up the drive and ring the front door bell.

 

By Bus

local routes

Local A76 Routes

Stagecoach West Scotland and Houstons Coaches operate the 246 service between Dumfries – Thornhill – Cumnock – Ayr. Between Dumfries Whitesands (Stance 3 by the river) and Thornhill Town Centre, there are buses every hour, or more, Monday to Saturday and seven times on a Sunday. Buses going to / coming from places further north run less frequently. Please Note: “Return tickets issued by one operator are not always valid for return with another operator on the same route. Please check before buying your ticket”

DGC Buses operate the 213 service four times a day Monday to Friday.

Please ask to get off at the request stop: “Friars Carse” and you can use our pedestrian entrance (see photo below). Or you can get off at the “Burnhead Bus Stop” which is to the south (Dumfries side). From the Burnhead turn off, it is less than 1 kilometre to walk along the ‘B’ Road to our front gates, or along the A76 to our pedestrian entrance. Please note: there are no pavements or footpaths.

local route via Front Gates

Alternate Fridays, the Thornhill Community Bus operates the 215 service, between Thornhill and Dumfries, which passes our front gates. Departing Thornhill at 0925 arriving 0958 at Allanton Peace Sanctuary. Departing Dumfries Whitesands (Stance 3 by the river) at 1248 arriving at Allanton Peace Sanctuary at 1303.

 

By Bus

National routes

Glasgow – Dumfries

Stagecoach West Scotland operates the X74 service between Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station and Dumfries Whitesands (Stance 2) by the river. This service is hourly Monday to Saturday and every other hour on Sundays. There are no buses at night.

 

Edinburgh – dumfries

Stagecoach West Scotland operates the 101 / 102 / 200 services between Edinburgh Bus Station and Dumfries Whitesands (Stance 4) by the river. Three buses a day, Monday to Saturday, go via Moffat. One other, the 102, travels the A76 to Thornhill passing Allanton Peace Sanctuary. On Sundays there are only two buses, one via Allanton Peace Sanctuary (Thornhill) and the other via Moffat. There are no buses at night.

 

Carlisle – Dumfries

Stagecoach North West and McCalls Coaches both operate the 79 route of Carlisle Bus Station – Gretna – Annan – Dumfries Whitesands (Stance 2) by the river. This service is hourly Monday to Saturday but with only 6 options on Sundays. There are no buses at night.

 

Belfast – Dumfries – Manchester – Birmingham – London

National Express route 920 / 921 operates once a day only, heading south at 1955 and to the west at 0830, from the Whitesands.

 

By train

ScotRail operate the regional train service between Carlisle – Dumfries – Glasgow.

Carlisle – Dumfries

Trains are approximately hourly between Dumfries and Carlisle, Monday to Friday, and operate five times on Sundays. There are no trains at night.

Glasgow – Dumfries

There are ten trains a day, Monday to Friday, and two on Sundays. There are no trains at night.

Dumfries Train Station is situated off “Lovers Walk”. This is a 15-minute walk from Dumfries town centre or you can catch a local bus from outside the train station’s ticket office.

Mainline train services between London and Glasgow / Edinburgh pass through Lockerbie and Carlisle, and are operated by Virgin and Trans Pennine.

 

Timetables

For the full list of public transport operating in Dumfries and Galloway and up-to-date timetables, please see the DG Council’s website.

 

By Taxi

Solway taxis

17a Market Square, Dumfries. DG2 7AB

+44 (0)7833 682979

 

Local Cabs

22 Whitesands, Dumfries. DG1 2RR

+44 (0)1387 808111

 
Pedestrian entrance (only) off the A76 between two white pillars on the left. This is the “Friars Carse” request stop for buses between Dumfries and Thornhill.

Pedestrian entrance (only) off the A76 between two white pillars on the left. This is the “Friars Carse” request stop for buses between Dumfries and Thornhill.