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Postcode: ML12 | code search
Population: 370
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Days Inn Abington M74
"Good Points: staff friendly, good location, quiet Bad Points: very basic room, shower poor, heating poor General review: bottom end of acceptable, would choose many before this

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Abington is an ancient village in South Lanarkshire in Scotland, situated 11 miles south-west of Biggar, lying on the south side of the Clyde Valley, with the River Clyde flowing through the village. Abington is known as a gateway to Scotland and historically would have been use heavily by the Romans as the village sits adjacent to the main road from Carlisle to Glasgow and on the road, originally built by the Romans, leading from the River Clyde to Musselburgh where the Romans had a large fort. There are many remains of Roman hill forts and settlements in the area including the foundations of a 12th century motte and bailey. The picturesque village is a popular tourist destination with a hotel and holiday accommodation, Glencaple Parish Church founded in 1898, a village shop, the Abington Visitor Centre, a golf course and the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve with gorge woodland, a mix of trees and an abundance of wildlife. The area is ideal for walkers, cyclists, anglers and nature-watchers, there are many attractions in the nearby Lanarkshire area including The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway built in 1900, at 1498 feet above sea level and is Britain’s highest railway, the station is open for exploring and there is a collection of preserved locomotives. The Lead Mining Museum is also worth a visit with the opportunity to visit a real lead mine.

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Abington Hotel (0.18 miles)

Abington Hotel

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Less than a mile from junction 13 of the M74, this hotel is easy to find and features free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, and ample free parking. This friendly, family-run hotel is ... More | visit website

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Days Inn Abington M74 (1.02 miles)

Days Inn Abington M74
Free wi-fi facilities when you book this hotel. ALL ROOMS NOW OFFER BROADBAND WIFI......located 1/2 mile of the M74. The hotel is set in picturesque countryside with scenic hill side views from nearly all bedrooms.As with ... More | visit website
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Tinto House Hotel (7.71 miles)

Tinto House Hotel

At the foot of Tinto Hill in the Scottish borders lies the Swallow Tinto Hotel established in 1914. This is a perfect base from which to discover the many delights of Scotland. Both Glasgow and ... More | visit website

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Craigend (9.21 miles)


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Set in the beautiful Lanarkshire countryside, Craigend Bed and Breakfast offers the perfect peaceful retreat for those wanting to enjoy a picturesque location, whilst being able to easily reach all ... More | visit website

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Cornhill House (9.21 miles)

Cornhill House

One of Scotland's more unusual and elegant mansion houses, William Lieper's French Renaissance Period Chateau has undergone sensitive and tasteful restoration and conversion to a quality country hotel in Lanarkshire, offering the traveller a peaceful ... More | visit website


Carmichael Country Cottages (9.66 miles)

Carmichael Country Cottages
Two hundred year old stone cottages on unique 'single family owned and operated for a millennium' heritage estate. Source of the name and clan lands of the Carmichaels.

Attractive Southern Scotland location, close to M74 and ... More
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Shieldhill Castle Hotel (11.63 miles)

Shieldhill Castle Hotel
Shieldhill is a country house hotel dating back in parts to 1199, with peaceful views over the rolling Scottish countryside of South Lanarkshire. There are sixteen individually-styled bedrooms, some with four-poster beds and en-suite ... More | visit website
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New Lanark Mill Hotel (12.34 miles)

New Lanark Mill Hotel
The New Lanark Mill Hotel is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel has spacious en suite rooms, a restaurant, bar and swimming pool. New Lanark is a small 18th century village, designed as a ... More | visit website
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Nithsdale Hotel (12.43 miles)

Nithsdale Hotel

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The Nithsdale Hotel is a friendly family run hotel, situated on the A76 approx half way between Dumfries and Kilmarnock in the picturesque setting of Upper Nithsdale. The hotel has ... More

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Blackaddie House Hotel (12.75 miles)

Blackaddie House Hotel

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The Blackaddie House Hotel is set amidst two acres of secluded gardens and offers spectacular views over the River Nith. Ideal for a romantic break, ... More | visit website

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