The Stranraer Line
Southwest from Glasgow to Stranraer. This underrated route shares tracks with the busy suburban line to Prestwick Airport and Ayr before heading south on its own, though Burns Country to Maybole and Girvan (for Turnberry Golf Course) and on through the wild but beautiful Galloway Hills to Stranraer.
There’s a ferry link to Larne in Northern Ireland from nearby Cairnryan. If you want to explore Stanraer itself leave the train at Stranraer Town station –the stop before the final station at Stranraer Harbour.
- Train frequency – Six return trips each day, Two on Sundays. (Some services involve changing trains at Ayr). Journey time – Two hours and ten minutes