By car


The arrival point is on the south side of the estate off the A70 Cumnock to Ayr road. Brown tourist road signs are situated locally.

updated car map

SAT NAV: Use postcode KA18 2NJ.

Parking areas are signposted. Limited car parking is provided around the house with an overflow area approximately 250 metres from the House.

Disabled car parking is available in close proximity to the House.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dumfries House!

By coach

Coach Parking is available in close proximity to the House by pre-booking only. Please follow brown tourist signs for coach access, which is off the A70 at The Dumfries House Lodge entrance. 

updated coach map

From Glasgow

Follow M77. Continue onto A77. At Kilmarnock turn left onto A76 towards Dumfries, until reaching Auchinleck. Follow brown tourist signs to Dumfries House. 

From Ayr

Take the A70 signposted to Cumnock. Stay on the A70 travelling through Coylton and Ochiltree, and follow the brown tourist signs for Dumfries House thereafter. 

From Cumnock

Take the A70 towards Ayr and follow brown tourist signs for Dumfries House. 

So we can prepare for your arrival, Group Organisers are requested to confirm their expected arrival times in advance, where possible by calling 01290 425959 (Option 4). Coach drivers will be provided with complimentary tea or coffee in our café.

By public transport

Coming From Glasgow

Take the Service 19 train from Glasgow, ENSURE THAT THE TRAIN REACHES AUCHINLECK AS NOT ALL OF THEM DO. These run every hour until 1300. From the station walk down to the road and turn left, you should be walking uphill, and carry on until you reach the mini roundabout. Go straight ahead and take the turning on the left after the petrol station. Carry on over the bridge and turn right at the t-junction on the other side of the bridge and go under the bypass. Then take the immediate left, go through the gates and follow the estate road down to the House. The walk should take no more than forty five minutes. This train continues on to Carlisle.

Alternatively you can get the either the X77 or the X76 bus from Buchanan St Bus station.

Coming From Ayr

Take the Number 46 bus from the Bus Station.

Coming From Kilmarnock

Take the number X50 or X77 bus from the Bus Station.