A76 road

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A76
A76 road map.png
Route information
Length56.1 mi[1] (90.3 km)
Major junctions
North endKilmarnock
55°35′48″N 4°28′29″W / 55.5967°N 4.4748°W / 55.5967; -4.4748
  A77
A71
A735
A719
A70
A702
A75
A780
South endDumfries
55°04′07″N 3°37′08″W / 55.0687°N 3.6189°W / 55.0687; -3.6189
Location
Primary
destinations
Kilmarnock, Dumfries
Road network

The A76 is a major trunk road in south west Scotland.

A76 in Thornhill

Starting at Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire, the A76 goes through or immediately by-passes Hurlford, Mauchline, Auchinleck, Cumnock, Pathhead and New Cumnock before entering Dumfries and Galloway and continuing through Kirkconnel, Sanquhar, Mennock, Enterkinfoot, Carronbridge, Thornhill, Closeburn, Kirkpatrick, Auldgirth and Holywood before terminating at Dumfries. For the majority of its length (the portion from New Cumnock to Dumfries) it follows the valley of the River Nith which also lends its name to the historic district of Nithsdale.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driving directions to Glasgow St/A76". Google. Retrieved 23 September 2013.

Coordinates: 55°22′49″N 3°57′35″W / 55.38028°N 3.95972°W / 55.38028; -3.95972