|Road:||A74(M) at J16|
(also accessible to traffic on the B7076)
|Address:||Annandale Water Motorway Service Area|
A74(M) Junction 16
|Telephone number:||01576 470870|
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Previous operators:||Blue Boar|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
|Visit Annandale Water/Roadchef's official website|
A popular service area offering views from around a lake, located on the main route from Carlisle to Glasgow.
General: BT WiFi, Nature Trail, Picnic Area, Traffic Information
Restaurants: Costa, Restbite, The Burger Company
Shops: WHSmith (with Costa Express)
Fuel: BP (with: Wild Bean Café)
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10 and HGVs, caravans and coaches £18, or £20 to include a £10 food voucher.
Prices are paid using PayByPhone - more details or in the shop or restaurant. The location code is 5272.
The fees are strictly enforced by CP Plus.
The services are located in deep rural Scotland and they were one of just three to be built by Blue Boar - the company that built Watford Gap. Unusually, Roadchef haven't bulldozed it and replaced it with something more modern. Perhaps they want to keep the rural atmosphere.
They're the first Roadchef services you'll pass as you head north of the border.
It was first opened in 1973 by popular actor Rodney Bewes.
BP operate the filling station here.
In March 2010 the services were awarded for their health and safety practices.
|Abington (A74(M), 26 miles)||Services on the A74(M)||Gretna Green (A74(M), 21 miles)|
|Hamilton (M74 north, 49 miles)|
Bothwell (M74 south, 50 miles)
|Roadchef services||none nearby|