A small service area located in the picturesque hills of Lanarkshire, in a corner of the motorway junction.
Catering: Burger King, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Harry Ramsden's, Starbucks, Costa Express, Krispy Kreme, Yorkshire Tea Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Ecotricity electric vehicle charging point, Showers, Tesla electric vehicle charging point, 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 cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £25 (or £27 to include a £10 meal voucher).
Prices can be paid in the shop with instructions in each car park. They are strictly enforced by ParkingEye.
Abington Motorway Services Area
- Telephone number: 01864 502637
- Grid reference: NS929250
Trivia and History
The hotel in context.
The Starbucks was refurbished along with many others in early 2017, introducing a light wood theme throughout the store.
At the time Abington services opened, Welcome Break was owned by Forte, who also owned two Little Chefs in Abington village. Those Little Chefs were inevitably going to close with the new motorway opening, but they were effectively moved into the new building.
The entrance opens out into a small foyer. Opposite to the entrance is the Starbucks café which 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, although Abington hasn't been extended as much. It is easy to imagine it with facilities such as Red Hen and The Granary.
|Annandale Water (26 miles)||Services on the M74 and A74(M)||Happendon (7 miles)|
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