|Road:||A74(M) between J21 and J22|
Gretna Service Area
Dumfries & Galloway
|Telephone number:||01461 337567|
|Signposted from the road?||As Starbucks/KFC|
|Previous operators:||Little Chef, Trusthouse Forte|
|Services type:||Single site located between junctions with access to both sides.|
|Visit Gretna Green/Welcome Break's official website|
Allegedly romantic, Gretna is the first services you'll pass as you head in to Scotland on the A74(M). They currently have a five star loo award.
General: BT WiFi, Welcome Break Gaming, Traffic Information, Showers
Restaurants: Starbucks, Burger King, Eat In, KFC, Papa John's Pizza
Shops: WHSmith (with Costa Express Krispy Kreme), Canny Scot Shop, Waitrose
Fuel: BP (with: Wild Bean Café AdBlue Containers LPG)
Motel: Days Inn[book rooms]
First two hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £10. HGV/Caravans range from £16 - £21 for parking only and from £18.50 - £24 for parking & a meal voucher.
Prices can be paid in the shop and restaurant, with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
Originally Gretna was a two-sided Little Chef on the A74 opened in the 1970s. It was one of only two sites at the time to have a lodge. When the A74 was upgraded to a motorway, the new road stretched across the southbound site and the northbound side was redeveloped and enlarged to become a Welcome Break service area. A bridge which existed here was retained and became key to the new MSA's operation.
The services include ungated access to the B7076, this and the road layout in the area means that the services are often described as being an unofficial junction.
The Waitrose store opened here on 29th November 2013, The first for a motorway service area in Scotland!
In 2008 the services won a five star loo award.
In 2006 and again in 2007 Gretna Green won a three star loo award.
In 2006, Holiday Which? magazine rated Gretna at 3/5, they liked the individuality of the products for sale.
|Annandale Water (23 miles)||Services on the A74(M)||
Todhills (M6, 6 miles)|
Southwaite (M6, 21 miles)
|Abington (49 miles)||Welcome Break services||none nearby|
With thanks to Adrian Atkins for the information used on this page.