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Postcode: G78 | code search
Population: 19800
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Barrhead is a town in East Renfrewshire in Scotland situated 7 miles south-west of Glasgow on the Leven Water at the edge of the Gleniffer Braes. Famous people born in Barrhead include author Christopher Brookmyre and comedy actor Gregor Fisher who starred in the hit TV series ‘Rab C. Nesbit’. The name Barrhead comes from a farming term, with ‘Barr’ being the furrows ploughed into the field to prepare the soil for growing crops and the ’head’ would refer to the location of the homestead, at the ‘head of barrs’. Barrhead developed during the 18th century with several small surrounding villages growing together with their textile industries; these included bleaching, calico printing and cotton spinning. The town became an industrial centre and was created a burgh in 1884. By the 19th and 20th centuries industries included copper-mining from volcanic rocks at Boylestone Quarry the base for the well-known sanitary engineers, Armitage Shanks porcelainware. Below the Fereneze Hills, Barrhead is a popular tourist destination with hotels and holiday accommodation, a town centre with shops, cafes, restaurants and several pubs, a supermarket, churches, bowling clubs, golf club, tennis club and a boxing club. There are excellent road and rail links making Barhead an ideal base to tour the major attraction in the City of Glasgow and the surrounding area.


East Renfrewshire Council


Foggo Dental Practice


The Oaks Medical Centre

Golf Club


Pub and Bar

Brigg Inn
Cross Stobs Inn
Dovecothall (The)
Kelburn Bar
Rumours Bar


Canton House
Snook’s Steak House


Barrhead High School
Springhill Primary School


MacKinlay & Suttie
Turnbull & Ward


Arthurlie Taxis Ltd
Compass Private Hire



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Dalmeny Park Country House Hotel (0.64 miles)

Dalmeny Park Country House Hotel

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A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at this peaceful, restored mansionhouse nestling in several acres of beautifully manicured gardens and grounds. Relaxed informal dining in the intimate Tudor Gallery Bistro...... ... More

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The Travellers Rest (1.46 miles)

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The Travellers Rest welcome you to stay over in one of our five recently refurbished bedrooms. All rooms include a television along with tea and coffee making facilities. Each room ... More

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Premier Inn Glasgow Newton Mearns (M77 J4) (1.96 miles)

Premier Inn Glasgow Newton Mearns (M77 J4)
A 60 bedroom Premier Inn with meeting rooms for up to 10 in a boardroom format. Our Glasgow Newton Mearns Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room and an onsite Beefeater ... More | visit website
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Abbey Inn (2.25 miles)

Abbey Inn

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The Abbey Inn is a small hotel on the outskirts of the town centre of Paisley. It is ideally situated off the M8 & M77 15 minutes drive from Glasgow ... More

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Watermill Hotel (3.14 miles)

Watermill Hotel

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Situated in the Heart of Historic Paisley, built on a the site of a 17th century flour mill and reatining the original mill facade, whilst offering modern levels of comfort. ... More

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Ashtree House Hotel (3.48 miles)

Ashtree House Hotel
Ashtree House Hotel is set in an oasis of tranquillity in the heart of Paisley’s heritage and entertainment district. Occupying a splendid Listed Regency Georgian Town House with its own private courtyard and walled garden. ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Glasgow Airport (3.55 miles)

Travelodge Glasgow Airport
Located off Junction 28 on the M8 half a mile from Glasgow Airport, this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for exploring the cultural city of Glasgow and the surrounding countryside. Spacious ... More | visit website
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Lomond Airport Hotel (3.79 miles)

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Welcome to the Lomond Airport Hotel, part of the reputable Lomond Hotels Group. We offer a modest and informal setting which will comfortably cater for your stay. Within close proximity ... More

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Redhurst Hotel (3.92 miles)

Redhurst Hotel

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The Redhurst Hotel Glasgow is situated in the south side of city in the picturesque surroundings of Giffnock. The hotel offers well equipped en suite bedrooms, including an executive bedroom suite, ... More

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Gleniffer House (3.96 miles)

Gleniffer House
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Built in the early 1800's, Gleniffer House is a small friendly guest house with the emphasis on guest comfort. Situated in a garden filled with songs ... More

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