Travel & Accommodation

The Festival is held at Lanark Agricultural Centre, an ideal venue offering extensive livestock handling facilities, catering and exhibition space. The centre is easily accessible by most forms of travel.

How to get to the Festival

The town of Lanark is situated in the Royal Burgh of Lanark, in central Scotland. It is easily accessible from the A73, which can be reached from the M8, the M74 (via the A72) and the A71.

The Festival is being held at Lanark Agricultural Centre, Hyndford Road, Lanark, ML11 9AX.

Lanark is approximately:

  • 23 miles from Glasgow
  • 30 miles from Edinburgh
  • 31 miles from Stirling
  • 40 miles from Melrose
  • 42 miles from Dumfries
  • 120 miles from Aberdeen
  • 125 miles from Inverness

By road

The Centre is located near the town of Lanark, just off the A73 on Hyndford Road. There is free car parking at the venue.

Due to the nature of the roads in Lanark itself we suggest visitors, especially those coming with livestock trailers and other large vehicles, follow our recommended route to the venue:

  • From the north, exit the M74 at junction 11.
  • From the south, exit the M74 at junction 12.
  • Then take the A70 north to Hyndford Bridge.
  • At Hyndford Bridge bear left onto the A73, heading west. Lanark Agricultural Centre will be on your left after approximately 1km.

View a map of the recommended route.

By rail

The nearest railway stations is in Lanark, about 1 mile away from the venue. Lanark has regular trains arriving direct from Glasgow Central, and from Edinburgh via Motherwell. A taxi from Lanark Station to the venue will cost around £5.

By air

Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick airports are located within 35 miles of Lanark, and between them they have regular flights from most european countries and UK regional airports.


Lanark offers a wide range of quality accommodation – from excellent hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation to first-class camping and caravan sites.

If you’re looking to stay in bed and breakfast accommodation close to the venue we’d recommend Holmlands:

Holmlands Bed and Breakfast

Visit Lanarkshire provides a comprehensive directory of accommodation in the area, including hotels, B&Bs, self-catering and caravan and camping sites:

View the Visit Lanarkshire accommodation directory