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Windermere to Edinburgh where to 'break' the trip

Melbourne, Australia
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Windermere to Edinburgh where to 'break' the trip

My husband + I are travelling from Lake Windermere to Edinburgh and wold like a suggestion wwhere we can have a stop during the trip. I have thought about Gretna Green, Dumphries + Lockerbie. Any suggestions please? We would probably stop there for lunch.

Thanks to whoever can help.

Sandi from Melbourne, Australia

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Edinburgh, United...
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1. Re: Windermere to Edinburgh where to 'break' the trip

I assume you're driving?

Bingley, United...
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2. Re: Windermere to Edinburgh where to 'break' the trip

Moffat would be my choice though I might go to Dumfries just to be able to visit WWT Caerlaverock and Caerlaverock Castle

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3. Re: Windermere to Edinburgh where to 'break' the trip

I'd second Moffatt. Dumfries is quite detour from the road and Gretna is a grubby tourist trap. Sorry anyone who lives there. Moffatt is only 5 mins off the road, but an attractive little town with a few cafes and hotels.

Manchester, United...
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4. Re: Windermere to Edinburgh where to 'break' the trip

A third vote for Moffat. Cafe Ariette (with a big ice cream cone just outside it) makes the best Knickerbocker glory ever! The Moffat Toffee Shop is just across the road, bet you can't work out what it sells. Once you've eaten, instead of getting back on the motorway drive out of the far end of the town onto the A701, known as The Devil's Beef Tub road. It's a very scenic run and drops you right into Edinburgh.

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5. Re: Windermere to Edinburgh where to 'break' the trip

Yet another vote for Moffat - and Brodie's restaurant as a good option for lunch.

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