Getting Here

Samye Ling is situated in Eskdalemuir in South West Scotland, 15 miles from Lockerbie. We are 2 hours' drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and there is a rail link to Lockerbie from all major British towns and cities. Once you arrive in Lockerbie there is a bus (Mon-Sat, no service on Sunday) and taxi service to Eskdalemuir.

By Car or Coach Tours

If you are arriving by coach please take care to not allow the driver to drive through Sibbaldbie, the road is narrow and there is a sharp turn over a narrow bridge which most coaches cannot navigate and have to reverse over a mile to get out, often causing damage.

Please use the following route:

Leave the motorway at J17, from the south turn right over the motorway bridge, from the north turn left, down to the roundabout.

Turn left at the roundabout.

Follow the road until you see an overhead bridge with the saw mill, large white buildings and chimney stack, on the right, turn right just before the bridge onto a short slip road up to a T junction.

Turn right at the T junction and follow that road for approximately 15 miles through to Eskdalemuir and Samye Ling.

Please take especial care on the road between Lockerbie or Langholm and Samye Ling as there can be some nasty potholes.

By Air

Travel to either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports. For Edinburgh Airport, take the airport bus or tram to Edinburgh Waverley Station and take a train to Lockerbie. For Glasgow International Airport, take the airport bus to Buchanan Street coach station in Glasgow, and then make your way to Glasgow Central Train station and take a train to Lockerbie. 

By Rail

Take the train to Lockerbie. London Euston goes to Carlisle. There are rail and bus connections between Carlisle and Lockerbie. For train timetables phone 08457 48 49 50, or visit www.thetrainline.com. See below for travel between Lockerbie and Samye Ling.

By Coach

Coaches run from Victoria Coach Station in London to Carlisle and Lockerbie. For details of services phone National Express on 08717 818178, http://www.nationalexpress.com.

From Lockerbie or Langholm to Samye Ling

By Bus

Bus service no. 112 runs between Lockerbie and Samye Ling, Mon-Sat.

Bus service no. 124 runs between Langholm and Samye Ling, Mon-Sat.

For both timetables visit www.travelinescotland.com. Click on Timetables, enter the service number, date and time of travelling.

Buses depart from the bridge outside the station (B7068), at the traffic lights by the church in the High St. and from the far end of Tesco by the cash machine.

By Taxi

There are a few taxis operating from Lockerbie, but you are advised to book in advance to save waiting around. Expect to pay around £20 one way.

  • P.A Taxis¬†0759 164 8400
  • M.Y Taxis¬†0741 069 5347 or 0785 023 4052

For travel directions using Redplanet travel click here.

For lift sharing see: www.liftshare.com or www.freewheelers.co.uk

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