|Facilities | Rating | Reviews|
|Road:||M74 and A74(M) at J13|
(also accessible to traffic on the A702 and the B7078)
MAP AND DIRECTIONS
Abington Motorway Services Area
|Telephone number:||01864 502637|
|Signposted from the road?||As Starbucks/Burger King|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Abington/Welcome Break's official website|
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.
Catering: Burger King, Harry Ramsden's, Starbucks, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire Tea Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Meeting Room, Showers, Tesla Supercharger, Welcome Break Gaming Motel: Days Inn Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Select, Deli2go, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire Tea, Air1 AdBlue
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £22, or £24 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.
Abington is the first service area alphabetically. That's still trivia!
The Starbucks was refurbished along with many others in early 2017, introducing a light wood theme throughout the store.
A Chopstix Noodle Bar is due to open here soon.
The entrance opens out into a small "foyer". Opposite to the entrance is the Starbucks outlet which strangely has a door. To the left is the food court while to the right is Burger King, WHSmith and the toilet facilities. It is a vastly scaled down version of other services built at the time, such as Warwick.
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
|Annandale Water (26 miles)||Services on the M74 and A74(M)||Happendon (7 miles)|
|Gretna (49 miles)||Welcome Break services||none|
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