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Abington

Abington
Welcome Break
Abington
Road:M74 and A74(M) at J13
(also accessible to traffic on the A702 and the B7078)
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 rolling 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 recent survey concluded that the services have the best toilets of all motorway services in Scotland.

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Facilities

Main Amenities: Meeting Room, Welcome Break Gaming, Showers, Ecotricity Electric Vehicle Charging Point
Restaurants: Starbucks, Burger King, Eat In, Papa John's Pizza, Costa Express
Shops: WHSmith
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
Forecourt: Shell (with: Autogas LPG), Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £11.

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

Trivia

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

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

Previous:Next:
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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