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Abington
Welcome Break
Facilities | Rating | ReviewsAbington
Road:M74 and A74(M) at J13
(also accessible to traffic on the A702 and the B7078)

MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Address:Welcome Break
Abington Motorway Services Area
M74
Abington
Biggar
South Lanarkshire
ML12 6RG
Telephone number:01864 502637
Signposted from the road?As Starbucks/Burger King
Opened:1993
Grid reference:NS929250
Services type:Single site located at a junction.
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A small service area located in the picturesque hills of Lanarkshire. It's located where the A74(M) motorway becomes the M74, so the services serve two routes even though in reality there's only one. A survey once concluded that the services had the best toilets of all motorway services in Scotland.

Facilities

Catering: Burger King, Dunkin' Donuts, Harry Ramsden's, Papa John's Pizza, Starbucks, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point, Meeting Room, Showers, Tesla Supercharger, Welcome Break Gaming Motel: Days Innbook Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Yorkshire Tea, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £20, or £22 to include a £9 meal voucher.

Prices can be paid in the shop with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.

Trivia

Abington is the first service area alphabetically. That's still trivia!

Design

The amenity building is all built around one focal point by the entrance, with a large restaurant and other facilities branching off it. It is a vastly scaled down version of other services built at the time, such as Warwick.

Survey Results

In 2008 the services won a five star loo award. They came top in the Scottish motorway services category.

In 2006 and again in 2007, the services won a three-star loo award.

Also in 2006, the services were rated 3/5 by Holiday Which?

In a 2001 survey by Which?, Abington was the only service area to be given an excellent rating for its food. However, a survey in 2004 rated the service area as poor

Alternatives

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Annandale Water (26 miles)Services on the M74 and A74(M) Happendon (7 miles)
Gretna Green (49 miles)Welcome Break services none

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