A76 road

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A76 road
A76 road map.png
Route information
Length: 56.1 mi[1] (90.3 km)
Major junctions
North end: Kilmarnock
55°35′48″N 4°28′29″W / 55.5967°N 4.4748°W / 55.5967; -4.4748
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South end: Dumfries
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.

Starting at Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire, the A76 goes through or immediately by-passes Hurlford, Mauchline, Cumnock, Pathhead and New Cumnock before entering Dumfries and Galloway and continuing through 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