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Service stations are open.

Abington services


M74 and A74(M) at J13
(also accessible to traffic on the A702 and the B7078)

Signposted from the road.


ML12 6RG

map and directions


Single site located at a junction.

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A small service area located in the picturesque hills of Lanarkshire, in a corner of the motorway junction.


Catering: Burger King, Chopstix Noodle Bar, The Good Breakfast, Harry Ramsden's, Starbucks, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks on the Go Shops: WHSmith Main Amenities: Showers, Welcome Break Gaming Hotel: Days Innbook Charging Points: Ecotricity, Tesla Supercharger Forecourt: Shell, Select, The Deli, Rollover, Starbucks on the Go, Air1 AdBlue

Parking Prices

First 2 hours free for all vehicles, after which cars must pay £15 for a further 24 hours and HGVs, caravans and coaches must pay £26 (or £28 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.

Contact Details

🏢 Address:
Welcome Break
Abington Motorway Services Area
South Lanarkshire
ML12 6RG

Trivia and History

Abington motel from back.jpg
The hotel in context.

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Opened 1993

The Starbucks was refurbished along with many others in early 2017, introducing a light wood theme throughout the store.

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.

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) Cairn Lodge (7 miles)
Gretna (49 miles) Welcome Break services none

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