Samye Ling is situated in Eskdalemuir in South West Scotland, 15 miles from Lockerbie. We are 2 hours' drive from both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports and there is a rail link to Lockerbie from all major British towns and cities. Once you arrive in Lockerbie there is a bus (Mon-Sat, no service on Sunday) and taxi service to Eskdalemuir.
By Car or Coach Tours
If you are arriving by coach please take care to not allow the driver to drive through Sibbaldbie, the road is narrow and there is a sharp turn over a narrow bridge which most coaches cannot navigate and have to reverse over a mile to get out, often causing damage.
Please use the following route:
Leave the motorway at J17, from the south turn right over the motorway bridge, from the north turn left, down to the roundabout.
Turn left at the roundabout.
Follow the road until you see an overhead bridge with the¬†saw mill, large white buildings and chimney stack,¬†on the right, turn right just before the bridge onto a short slip road up to a T junction.
Turn right at the T junction and follow that road for approximately 15 miles through to Eskdalemuir and Samye Ling.
Please take especial care on the road between Lockerbie or Langholm and Samye Ling as there can be some nasty potholes.
Travel to either Edinburgh or Glasgow Airports. For Edinburgh Airport, take the airport bus or tram to Edinburgh Waverley Station and take a train to Lockerbie. For Glasgow International Airport, take the airport bus to Buchanan Street coach station in Glasgow, and then make your way to Glasgow Central Train station and take a train to Lockerbie.¬†
Take the train to Lockerbie. London Euston goes to Carlisle. There are rail and bus connections between Carlisle and Lockerbie. For train timetables phone 08457 48 49 50, or visit¬†www.thetrainline.com. See below for travel between Lockerbie and Samye Ling.
Coaches run from Victoria Coach Station in London to Carlisle and Lockerbie. For details of services phone¬†National Express on 08717 818178,¬†http://www.nationalexpress.com.
From Lockerbie or Langholm to Samye Ling
Bus service no. 112 runs between Lockerbie and Samye Ling, Mon-Sat.
Bus service no. 124 runs between Langholm and Samye Ling, Mon-Sat.
For both timetables visit¬†www.travelinescotland.com. Click on Timetables, enter the service number, date and time of travelling.
Buses depart from the bridge outside the station (B7068), at the traffic lights by the church in the High St. and from the far end of Tesco by the cash machine.
There are a few taxis operating from Lockerbie, but you are advised to book in advance to save waiting around. Expect to pay around ¬£20 one way.
- P.A Taxis¬†0759 164 8400
- M Y Taxis¬†01576 202491 3 Cruden Terrace, Lockerbie, DG11 2HY
- Station Taxis Lockerbie¬†tel: 01576 205968 mobile: 07706166147 (6 & 14 seater available) - 20% off return journey (Terms and Conditions apply)
For travel directions using Redplanet travel¬†click¬†here.