Payment is required within 1 hour of arrival. There is no need to display your receipt/ticket in your vehicle.

There are two churches, Thornhill Baptist in Thornhill Park Road and St. Christopher's Parish Church on Hinkler Road. The Parish Chursh is adjacent to the main shopping area (which includes the all usual social amenities) and is located in the centre of the estate.

Several coaching inns were built in Thornhill in the early 1800s and a brewery was later added on the banks of the River Nith. By the mid 1800s there were a dozen pubs operating in the village. Pumped water was first provided to the village in 1834, and the supply was improved further in the 1860s.

Thornhill as you see it today began with the planned development of its main cross streets from 1714, designed to take advantage of the new road being built from Dumfries to Glasgow. The opening of an inn with glass windows, also in 1714, was enough of a rarity to provoke comment. A church was added to the village in 1741.

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Thornhill lies on the main A76 road from Dumfries to Kilmarnock as it follows Nithsdale north through the Southern Uplands. Its broad streets meet at a small roundabout on which you find the focal point of the village, the Mercat Cross.

The town is near Drumlanrig Castle, a 17th-century turreted mansion once the ancient Douglas stronghold, now home to the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. The grounds contain Tibbers Castle which was founded in the 12th or 13th century.

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There is also a special needs primary school called Springwell School designated for pupils with complex learning difficulties including speech and language disorders, autism and challenging behaviour, which opened its doors to students on September 2007, though was not officially opened until March 2008.[11]

Depending on how frequently you use the park and ride there are different options you can choose for purchasing season tickets. The ticket prices are calculated on the basis of a 5-day week and weekends are included in the tickets free of charge:*

The most recently published Census data from 2001 puts the population at 1,512 inhabitants.[2]

Some of the coaching inns of the 1800s remain in business. The George Hotel and the Buccleuch & Queensberry Hotel both occupy prime locations close to the centre of the village. There are fewer survivors from the dozen pubs on offer in the village in the 1800s, though the Farmers Arms remains very much in business. A mile to the south of Thornhill is the excellent Trigony House Hotel.

Today's Thornhill is a bustling and attractive village. The cruxiform pattern of broad streets provide excellent views through the village and bring an unusual feeling of spaciousness. The width of the streets also help lessen the impact of the parked cars that dominate so many rural centres these days.

If you have bought a season ticket and a change in circumstances means that you will no longer need it and there is still an amount of time left on the ticket, you can get a partial refund.

Thornhill also features a wide variety of retail outlets, such as clothes boutiques, cafes, pubs, food stores, a large pharmacy, an ironmonger, an electrical retailer, gift shops and two hairdressers. The large Victorian post office stands on the north side of the town,along with a Royal Mail sorting office which serves a large rural area. There is also a garage and a small backstreet filling station. The town also has a public wash rooms[8] and a small cottage hospital.[9]

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Thornhill railway station, closed in 1965, is on the old Glasgow and South Western main line from Carlisle and Dumfries to Kilmarnock and Glasgow. The nearest train stations are located in Dumfries or Sanquhar.

A succession strategy for the end of the 10-year programme was put in place resulting in the formation of Plus You Limited. The purpose of this was to ensure continued regeneration and benefit for the community of Thornhill.

1850 also saw Thornhill begin to benefit from a station on the Glasgow and South Western Railway main line to Carlisle and the south. The railway still runs through Thornhill, but sadly the village lost its station in 1965. Anyone wishing to travel by rail now has to drive south to Dumfries or north to Sanquhar.

The town is primarily comprised a grid pattern with the main street of Drumlanrig Street (the A76), East and West Morton Streets, New Street, Townhead Street and Gill Road (the A702).

The global headquarters of the HALO Trust is located in the town inside a converted stable block.

The town's bus service is operated by the South West of Scotland Transport Partnership (SWESTRANS)[3] incorporating a number of local and national operators.

On 22 March 2010, a ceremony took place at 12:30pm which marked the beginning of the Hinkler Parade Regeneration Project. Hinkler Parade will also be renamed to Prospect Place.[10]

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Samuel Wallace, a Victoria Cross recipient, was born in the town.


Youth schemes such as the Thornhill Festival, which allows musical talent from the area to showcase their talents, Impact youth group and two active youth clubs are also available providing the activities for the higher than average number of young people in the area.

Thornhill has a bowling green, a golf course[7] and is renowned for the excellent fishing in the nearby River Nith and tributaries.

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Thornhill (OX3 8DP) - located off the A40 from Thame, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, London and the M40 to the east of the city, just before the ring road.

Thornhill in 2008 and 2009 has held a fireworks display on the grounds of Thornhill Primary School.

Thornhill (Scottish Gaelic: Bàrr na Driseig)[1] is a town in the Mid Nithsdale area of Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, south of Sanquhar and north of Dumfries on the main A76 road. Thornhill sits in the Nithsdale valley with the Carsphairn and Scaur range to the west and the Lowther hills to the east. It was initially a small village, planned and built in 1717 on the Queensberry Estate on the road linking Dumfries to Glasgow.

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Thornhill park and ride is run by Oxfordshire County Council. Separate charges apply to parking and bus.

Thornhill has a height restriction of 2.1 metres (6ft 11 inches).

There is also an administration fee of £10 on all refunds. Email for more details.

Monday: 2pm to 4:30pm Tuesday: 9:30am to 12noon Wednesday: 2pm to 4:30pm Thursday: closed Friday: 9:30am to 12noon Saturday: 10am to 12noon Sunday: closed

The Antelope Park was a run-down office block and Jewson's regional headquarters. It has been transformed into a £25m complex -featuring The Range, Gala Bingo, Costa Coffee, Greggs, KFC, Lidl and Oxygen Freejumping, with Jewsons being relocated to a new building at the rear of the site. [6][7]

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