Just an hour south of Edinburgh and Glasgow, in the beautiful Scottish Borders; Skirling lies two miles north of the town of Biggar, and about one mile off the main A702 Edinburgh road.
Skirling is a tranquil village, off the beaten track but near enough to other towns and villages, each of which repays a visit. Two major cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow, both of which are full of interesting things to do and places to visit, are only an hour away by car or bus.
Skirling lies just two miles north of the Village of Biggar, and about one mile off the main A702 road that leads to Edinburgh.
From the South, take the A702 from Abington (M74, Junction 13) to Biggar. Just to the north of Biggar turn right onto the A72, signed to Peebles and Skirling. Alternatively take the A701 via Moffat (Junction 15) and turn left onto the A72 a little north of Broughton, where it is signed to Biggar and Skirling.
From the East , take the A72 from Peebles and follow the signs for Biggar.
From Edinburgh , the simplest route is to follow the directions in the city to the A702 (often signed to Carlisle and the South). Follow the A702 until you reach the A72, just north of Biggar. Take the A72, signed to Peebles and Skirling.
From Edinburgh Airport , follow the signs from the airport to Edinburgh City Centre. Shortly after leaving the airport, follow the signs for the City Bypass, the A720. Take that around the city until you reach the exit for the A702, signed to Carlisle.
From Glasgow and Glasgow Airport, take the M8 eastbound, towards Edinburgh and follow the signs for Carlisle, which will lead you from the M8 and onto the M73 then the M74 southbound. Continue south to the Abington Services (Junction13) and follow the A702 to Biggar, as from the South.
When you reach Skirling, Skirling House is an extensive, dark-coloured, wood clad house facing on to the village green. There is private parking in front of the house.
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