Beattock

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Coordinates: 55°18′29″N 3°27′29″W / 55.308°N 3.458°W / 55.308; -3.458

Beattock
Old Brig Inn.jpg
The Old Brig Inn, a coaching inn on the old A74 road at Beattock.
Beattock is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Beattock
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 Beattock shown within Dumfries and Galloway
Council area Dumfries and Galloway
Lieutenancy area Dumfries
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MOFFAT
Postcode district DG10
Dialling code 01683
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Parliament Dumfriesshire
List of places
UK
Scotland

Beattock is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, approximately 0.5mi (0.8km) south-west of Moffat and 19 mi (30.6 km) north of Dumfries.

Beattock was historically served by the A74 road and the West Coast Main Line, however the road has since been upgraded to the A74(M) motorway and no longer passes through the village. Beattock railway station was closed in 1972.

Beattock Summit is located approximately 10 mi (16 km) to the north of the village in the neighbouring administrative area of South Lanarkshire. At 315 m (1033 ft) it is the highest point on both the M74, and on the West Coast Main Line within Scotland. The poet W H Auden's 1936 work Night Mail makes reference to the summit.

The Southern Upland Way[1] and the Annandale Way[2] run close to the village.

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