Knockengorroch

Knockengorroch World Ceilidh Travel and Directions

Thursday 21st - Sunday 24th May 2020

Knockengorroch in Kirkcudbrightshire

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Knockengorroch

Carsphairn, Castle Douglas,
Kirkcudbrightshire
DG7 3TJ

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Knockengorroch World Ceilidh is held at Knockengorroch. The address of Knockengorroch is Carsphairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7 3TJ.

TAKE THE KNOCK BUS:

RETURN BUSES FROM EDINBURGH, GLASGOW, CARLISLE AND DUMFRIES TO KNOCKENGORROCH FESTIVAL.

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GLASGOW/EDINBURGH THURSDAY BUS 23 MAY 2019

The Knockbus will have 'Keenan of Ayr' clearly displayed on it.

Arrives in Edinburgh, Waterloo Place at 12:30pm

Leaves at 12.45pm to Glasgow

Arrives in Glasgow between 1:45pm and 2pm (depending on traffic), stopping and waiting outside the entrance to Glasgow Caledonian University in Cowcaddens Road, opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

Leaves Glasgow for the festival around 2.15.pm.

Please be at the pickup point in good time -- AT LEAST 10 min before it is due to arrive. We cannot be held responsible if you miss the bus!

SINGLE FARES ON THE DAY
If there are spare seats, you may buy a bus ticket on the spot. One way from Edinburgh and one way to Glasgow £15 (same seat price for the single journey). Please pay the single fare when you board.

ADVANCE PRICES
Return Edinburgh £29 + BF
Return Glasgow £24 + BF
(You cannot book single journeys in advance)

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GLASGOW/EDINBURGH FRIDAY BUS 24 MAY 2019
The Knockbus will have 'Keenan of Ayr' clearly displayed on it.

Arrives in Edinburgh, Waterloo Place at 12:30pm

Leaves at 12.45pm to Glasgow

Arrives in Glasgow between 1:45pm and 2pm (depending on traffic), stopping and waiting outside the entrance to Glasgow Caledonian University in Cowcaddens Road, opposite Buchanan Bus Station.

Leaves Glasgow for the festival around 2.15.pm.

Please be at the pickup point in good time -- AT LEAST 10 min before it is due to arrive. We cannot be held responsible if you miss the bus!

SINGLE FARES ON THE DAY
If there are spare seats, you may buy a bus ticket on the spot. One way from Edinburgh and one way to Glasgow £15 [same seat price for the single journey]. Please pay the single fare when you board.

ADVANCE PRICES
Return Edinburgh £29 + BF
Return Glasgow £24 + BF
(You cannot book single journeys in advance)

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RETURNING TO GLASGOW/EDINBURGH MONDAY 27 MAY 2019

For the return journey, please congregate in front of the log cabin festival office on Monday 27th May by 10.00am for BOTH Thursday and Friday bus passengers.

You will be transported to where you were dropped off at the road end from where the bus is due to leave around noon for the return journey.

Taking account of possible delays (e.g. heavy traffic), allow at least 2 hours for the return journey to Glasgow once the bus has left from the road end, and at least 3.5 hours to Edinburgh once the bus has left from the road end.

As there are always some empty seats for the return journey, please ask at the log cabin fest office on Monday morning 27th May around 10.30am if you would like to buy a one-way seat to Glasgow or Edinburgh. You will need to wait until all pre-booked passengers are checked off before you are likely to be allocated a seat. Please pay the fare at the festvial (log cabin) office.

SINGLE FARES ON THE DAY

Single fare back to Glasgow £15
Single fare back to Edinburgh £15
(Same price for the single journey back)

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CARLISLE / DUMFRIES THURSDAY BUS 23 MAY 2019
Arrives at Carlisle Castle car park -- 10.45am

Leaves for Dumfries railway station at 11am

Arrives at Dumfries railway station around 11.45 am (depending on traffic)

Leaves at 12noon for the festival.

Please be at the pickup point in good time -- AT LEAST 10 min before it is due to arrive. We cannot be held responsible if you miss the bus!

Passengers will be transported to the Knockengorroch Box Office by the bridge over the Water of Deugh river to have tickets etc. checked and then to the festival site.

SINGLE FARES ON THE DAY
If the bus is not full on the journey to the festival, you can buy a single journey seat- single from Carlisle and single from Dumfries £10 (same fare for the single journey). Please pay the single fare when you board.

ADVANCE PRICES
Return Carlisle £20 + bf
Return Dumfries £15 + bf
(You cannot book single journeys in advance)

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CARLISLE / DUMFRIES FRIDAY BUS 24 MAY 2019
Arrives at Carlisle Castle car park -- 10.45am

Leaves for Dumfries railway station at 11am

Arrives at Dumfries railway station around 11.45 am (depending on traffic)

Leaves at 12noon for the festival.

Please be at the pickup point in good time -- AT LEAST 10 min before it is due to arrive. We cannot be held responsible if you miss the bus!

Passengers will be transported to the Knockengorroch Box Office by the bridge over the Water of Deugh river to have tickets etc. checked and then to the festival site.

SINGLE FARES ON THE DAY
If the bus is not full on the journey to the festival, you can buy a single journey seat- single from Carlisle and single from Dumfries £10 (same fare for the single journey). Please pay the single fare when you board.

ADVANCE PRICES
Return Carlisle £20 + bf
Return Dumfries £15 + bf
(You cannot book single journeys in advance)

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RETURNING TO CARLISLE/DUMFRIES MONDAY 27 MAY 2019
All Thursday and Friday passengers, please congregate at the log cabin Festival Office on site for 1.30pm ready for departure around 2pm.

Passengers will be dropped off at Dumfries Train Station and then on to Carlisle Castle carpark for final drop-off.

It is likely there will be spare seats for the return journey -please ask at the log cabin fest office office on Monday morning 27th May around 1.15pm if you would like to buy a one-way seat to return. You will need to wait until all pre-booked passengers are checked off before you are likely to be allocated a seat. Please pay the fare at the festvial (log cabin) office.

SINGLE FARES ON THE DAY
Single fare to Dumfries or Carlisle: £10

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BUS ENQUIRIES

For all queries about our Knockbus service, availability of seats etc., please telephone Sarah on 07727 127997. (If after Thursday 23rd May, call the festival office on 01644 460662).

Please note -- Knockbus E-tickets will be emailed to you. Your name will also be on the passenger list with the number of seats you've booked when you board.

Please also note that if you are wanting to bring a child on the Knockbus, only children under 2 years are free and they would have to sit on the adult's lap. Legal requirements state that children over 2 years old must have a seat purchased for them.

You cannot book a one-way ticket, sorry, but there will certainly be some empty seats for the return journey -- see above.

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Public Transport Information

From outside Dumfries and Galloway or Scotland the best route is to get to Glasgow, from Glasgow to Ayr by bus or train, then bus to Dalmellington where local taxi firm (Town & Country Taxis 01292 551 661) will be providing shuttle service from Dalmellington/World Ceilidh.

Alternatively you can also get to New Cumnock by train and then a bus to Dalmellington. Cross road after leaving New Cumnock station and turn RIGHT, 3 minute walk from station to nearest bus stop. Bus no 356 Mon to Sat NB NO SUNDAY SERVICE Cheap train return tickets can be obtained to New Cumnock, Glasgow Central or Ayr (via Glasgow Central) from London or anywhere en route if you book early enough.

National rail enquiries can provide info on ALL train journeys: 08457 48 49 50, as can Trainline. Air Travel Glasgow Prestwick airport is the closest airport-approx 35 miles from Knockengorroch. Tel 0871 223 0700.

Air Travel

Glasgow Prestwick airport is the closest airport-approx 35 miles from Knockengorroch. Tel 0871 223 0700. Car hire is available at the airport – book in advance.

The travel info desk at the airport can advise on public transport to Ayr from the airport, from Ayr proceed as above.

From within the region

Knockengorroch festival site is around 55 miles from Dumfries.

If you want to reach Knockengorroch from Dumfries, you need to get a bus to Castle Douglas, and from Castle Douglas a bus to Dalmellington (bus no 520) which runs twice daily from Castle Douglas (no service on Sunday). Ask to be let off at Meadowhead or Lamford, and you are then at the ‘road end’ and 4 miles by road from the festival, the closest you can reach Knockengorroch using public transport.

520 bus from Castle Douglas to Dalmellington runs Mon to Sat. Castle Douglas to Dalmellington/Ayr: leaves Castle Douglas at 8.50am and 12.50pm, arriving Dalmellington 10.07am and 2.07pm. Meadowhead and Lamford are approx 10 min before bus reaches Dalmellington.

Ask to be let off at Meadowhead or Lamford and you are then at the ‘road end’ and 4 miles by road from the festival.

Dalmellington to Castle Douglas: leaves Dalmellington 10.20AM AND 2.20PM, arriving Castle Douglas 11.33 AM AND 3.33 PM. You need to be at road end by 10.20 OR 2.20 to be sure of catching the bus which needs flagging down.

NO SUNDAY SERVICE either way.

 

Large vehicle access:

- You MUST BUY A VEHICLE PASS IN ADVANCE for vehicles over 3 tonnes - they cannot be purchased at the gate, with no access permitted. 

- No access for vehicles over 7.5 tonnes. Restricted access for vehicles or caravans wider than 7 feet. Please email info@knockengorroch.org.uk with your vehicle width.

For terms and conditions please see http://www.knockengorroch.org.uk/tickets/terms-conditions/ or email info@knockengorroch.org.uk

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