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Tel code: 01236 | code search
Postcode: G65 | code search
Population: 10100
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Coachman Hotel
"went for a meal with family on monday night. meal was lovely apart from the chips- they would be more at home in mcdonalds than in a restaurant,used to have delicious ..." More

Coachman Hotel
"We will never return to this so-called "hotel". There are no "views of the beautiful countryside", this place is in a run down part of Kilsyth. There was a very ..." More

Scarecrow
"Good food for the money,friendly staff. Pleasant surroundings,especially the booths.

Date visited: December 2009 ..." More

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Roughly halfway between Glasgow and Stirling, Kilsyth is a town near the centre of Scotland, and has also been at the centre of Scotland’s often fraught and fractious history. With the Kilsyth Hills to the north, and the River Kelvin to the south, Kilsyth is fringed by marshland, taking refuge in the Kelvin Valley. Historically it has always been a thoroughfare of most strategic importance – after all, it is at the heart of Scotland, and a the logical route between the Highlands and Lowlands. Amongst others, the Romans would recognise this, building the Antonine Wall through the area, and amassing two forts at Colziumbea and Castle Hill. But it wasn’t the Roman occupation of the region that left an indelible mark on its history; it was the internecine religious strife of the 17th Century that brought the gore of warfare to Kilsyth. During the Wars Of The Three Kingdoms, King Charles I saw his sovereignty dissolve in the tempestuous waters of religious and political reform. As the the Scottish Covenanters suppressed the Royalist movement, and Scotland witnessed the rise of Parliamentarianism, former Covenanter turned Royalist, Lord Montrose, led a rag-tag army, 2,000 strong, through Scotland, hacking out victories against the odds and restoring a little hope that the Royalist movement may once again have the governing hand in Scotland’s affairs. On the 15th August, 1645, Montrose scored a memorable victory at Kilsyth – sadly for him and his King, it was ultimately insignificant. Kilsyth is less troubled these days – in fact, it is largely untroubled in any way, shape, or form, and seems more than content to bask in its unspoiled setting, with parks and gardens offering a sylvan retreat from the daily grind. A mineral rich town, Kilsyth has long since abandoned the extraction of coal, ironstone, limestone and whinstone, and now follows Scotland’s economic evolution into the tertiary sector, where transport and services form the bulwark of its economy. Many residents commute to Glasgow or Falkirk, rather than work in the town.

Dentist

Dental Practice
Market Street Dental Practice

Doctor

Kilsyth Health Centre

Inn

The Boathouse

Pub and Bar

Celtic Tavern
Quarry Inn
Scarecrow
The Broch

Restaurant

Gulistan Tandoori
Scarecrow

School

Balmalloch Primary School
Kilsyth Primary School

Solicitor

Mathie Lennox & Co

Taxi

Ellis Taxis
Fast Cabs
Garrell Cars
Kilsyth Cars

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Glazert Country House Hotel (0.17 miles)

Glazert Country House Hotel

Set in mature gardens bordering the River Glazert, we are a privately owned hotel striving to provide and maintain a very high standard of food, service and facilities.
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The Boathouse (0.86 miles)

The Boathouse

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Just a short distance away from Glasgow and Cumbernauld and only a stroll away from Kilsyth, lies a sanctuary a million miles from it all.The Boathouse offers 10 luxurious bedrooms ... More

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Innkeepers Lodge (2.78 miles)

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Westerwood (The) (3.12 miles)

Westerwood (The)

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Having just completed a £14 million refurbishment, The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is a heady combination of opulent four-star hotel and golfing paradise, a purpose-built hotel which is set ... More

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Premier Inn Glasgow Cumbernauld (3.47 miles)

Premier Inn Glasgow Cumbernauld
For shops and local amenities Glasgow city centre is only 13 miles away. Local attractions include Kingholm rugby ground and Oxstalles tennis centre. Our Glasgow (Cumbernauld) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More | visit website
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The Brig - Carronbridge Hotel (3.81 miles)

The Brig - Carronbridge Hotel
A traditional Scottish Country Inn, with real coal fires . Carronbridge Hotel - local nickname 'The Brig' , historically a coaching inn , a place for weary travellers situated on what used to be the ... More | visit website
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Glenskirlie House Restaurant (3.94 miles)

Glenskirlie House Restaurant

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Step inside the exquisite world that is Glenskirlie House and Castle. Two separate venues sharing one spectacular location in the heart of Scotland. Savour the ... More

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Castlecary House Hotel (4.26 miles)

Castlecary House Hotel

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Castlecary, centrally located very close to Stirling, Falkirk, and Glasgow, is uniquely placed to cater for all business travel and will also please guests who simply wish to relax and ... More | visit website

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Smiths Hotel (4.72 miles)

Smiths Hotel

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Smiths Hotel is a friendly, family-run hotel in the heart of Kirkintilloch. The hotel offers something for everyone, from contemporary to traditional styles. Choose from one of our 21 en-suite bedrooms which ... More

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Halo Crowwood Hotel (6.08 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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