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County - Lanarkshire | Map
Tel code: 01236 | code search
Postcode: ML5 | code search
Population: 41200
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Summerlee Industrial Museum
"very good i liked the minners cotages and the run on the tram great for children of all ages

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Coatbridge is a town forged in fire and iron, a town that grew under the sunshine of Glasgow’s booming ship-building industry. It is a town that has grown from Stone Age beginnings to a modern suburb that’s coped with the changing face of the Scottish economy. Nine miles from Glasgow, Coatbridge’s fortunes have been inextricably linked with Glasgow’s. But this is a relatively new phenomenon. Its stone age and iron age history was quite different; North Lanarkshire in those periods was one large, bucolic sprawl. A crannog recovered from the iron age suggests a community who were under threat from wolves and neighbouring tribes: Coatbridge’s recent travails as the country’s manufacturing and primary industries have all but perished, supplanted by the growth of the service sector, are a familiar tale. The first wave of modernisation came in the 1830s, when the Industrial Revolution made the town swell, the hard calloused toil of industry transforming a country hamlet into a town charred by the blast furnaces – likened in folklore to be some sort of Dante-esque vision of Hell. Its nickname of Iron Burgh was hard-earned. Iron and steel buttressed the local economy. Glasgow’s ailing shipbuilding industry devastated it in the sec-ond half of the 20th Century. Coatbridge has recovered as well as any Glasgow town – it’s a town with a lot going on, and is well served by the M8 and M74 motorways. The Time Capsule is a prehistoric themed water park, complete with ice skating; and the Showcase Leisure park draws visitors from all over Glasgow to its cinemas, ten-pin bowling and restaurants. These have played a huge part in rejuvenating the area. Not everything is resurgent in Coatbridge, local football team Albion Rovers have failed to make an impres-sion in the Champions League, and instead attract the mad and the devoted to their Cliftonville Stadium to shout their team on to underachievement in Scotland’s Third Division. Still, their perseverance is admirable. Coatbridge also hosts the Deep Fried Film Festival.

Attraction

Summerlee Industrial Museum
Time Capsule

Dentist

Church Street Dental Practice
H & P O’Donnell

Doctor

Church Street Practice
Curle Regan & Chalmers

Estate Agent

McGoogan Property Lawyers
RE/MAX Central

Farmers Market

Coatbridge Farmers Market

Golf Club

Drumpellier

Pub and Bar

Big Tree Bar
Black Bear Bar
Clock Bar
Forge Inn
New Dragon
Saloon Bar
Shunters Bar
Wishing Well

Sports Clubs

Albion Rovers Football Club (Football)

Shops

Rowlands Pharmacy

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Centre Lodge Hotel (0.09 miles)

Centre Lodge Hotel
Centre Lodge is situated on Coatbridge Main Street, in the heart of Lanarkshire. With close links to the M8, & M74 Motorways it is ideal for business in the central Scotland area, approximately ten minutes ... More | visit website
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Grange Hotel (1.25 miles)

Grange Hotel

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A small, friendly hotel centrally located 20mins from Glasgow and 40mins from Edinburgh.

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Dakota Eurocentral (2.48 miles)

Dakota Eurocentral
Dakota Eurocentral is the next generation of Dakota following the award winning launch of Dakota Nottingham. Designed by award winning hotel designer Amanda Rosa, Dakota stands prominently on the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh at ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Glasgow Bellshill (2.95 miles)

Premier Inn Glasgow Bellshill
Perfectly situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh with easy access to the M8 and M74, ten minutes from the city centre of Glasgow. Local attractions include M&Ds theme park, Hamilton Race Course and historical Bothwell Castle. Our ... More | visit website
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Shawlee Cottage (3.28 miles)

Shawlee Cottage
Sandy and Cathy Aitken would like to extend a warm Scottish welcome to their cosy bed and breakfast accommodation, conveniently situated in the central belt of Scotland. All major routes are easily accessible with ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Glasgow East (3.67 miles)

Premier Inn Glasgow East
Local attractions include the River Medina and historic Osborne House. For shops and local amenities Glasgow city centre is only 7 miles away. Our Glasgow East Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Glasgow Motherwell (4.15 miles)

Premier Inn Glasgow Motherwell
Located with close links to the M8, positioned between the city centres of Glasgow and Edinburgh, this location makes a great base for travel to either city. Our Glasgow (Motherwell) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, ... More | visit website
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Innkeepers Lodge (4.26 miles)

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Innkeeper's Lodge Glasgow strathclyde is located 300 yards away from strathclyde country park and approximately 20 minutes from glasgow city centre. scotlands biggest theme park m&d's is only 1 mile ... More

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Halo Crowwood Hotel (4.26 miles)

Halo Crowwood Hotel

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The Halo Crowwood Hotel is a modern city hotel, situated on the outskirts of Glasgow offering a relaxed out of town atmosphere whilst being only 10 miles from Glasgow city ... More

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Alona Hotel (4.27 miles)

Alona Hotel

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Set within the grounds of the idyllic Strathclyde Country Park and on the banks of the loch, the Alona Hotel has a laid-back atmosphere. The Glasshouse Restaurant, with its bright, ... More

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