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Population: 3700
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Harthill’s history centres on two things: the coal mining that once exploited rich resources beneath the earth here, that industry now sadly a memory; and the route between Glasgow and Edinburgh where it is the half-way point. The original Glasgow-Edinburgh Turnpike passed through the village; the express stagecoach that soon used the road stopped there to change horses and for travellers to grab some refreshment. That tradition persists with the siting of the M8 just a few hundred metres north of the place, Harthill chosen for the first Motorway Services in Scotland – now called The Heart of Scotland services. This innovatively includes a park-and-ride facility and regular buses to Glasgow 21 miles away and Edinburgh 25: thus Harthill and its environs make an ideal base to visit those cities for business or pleasure, but still be able to escape from the urban environment in the evening. With a population of about 3600 Harthill, which sits on the River Almond, is between village and small town, with local employment and light industry including (unsurprisingly) distribution, along with plastics manufacture. North and south of the settlement there is plenty of open countryside dotted with reservoirs, or nearer to hand Polkemmet Country Park affords visitors and locals alike the room to stretch their legs and get some fresh air.

Places to Stay near Harthill

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Osprey Guest House (4.85 miles)

Osprey Guest House
Osprey guest house provide single, double & twin rooms...All rooms at Osprey have shared communal bathroom facilities. Osprey guest house is set right in the heart of Blackburn, Susan Boyle Village. McArthur Glen designer outlet, ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Livingston (Bathgate) (6.06 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M8, only 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, 30 minutes to the centre of Glasgow and 25 minutes to Stirling. It's perfect for both business and leisure guests. ... More | visit website
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Ridgeland House (6.61 miles)

Ridgeland House
A warm welcome awaits you at Ridgeland House. A family run bed and breakfast in a beautiful country location ideally situated for tourists or business people visiting the area around Lanarkshire.

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Belsyde Country House (7.54 miles)

Belsyde Country House

Located between Edinburgh & Glasgow and sitting in it's own romantic, peaceful and secluded grounds in rolling countryside, it commands outstanding views northwards over the Forth Estuary to the Ochil Hills and Highlands. Nearby is ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Glasgow Motherwell (7.56 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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Shawlee Cottage (7.83 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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Herdshill Guest House (7.95 miles)

Herdshill Guest House
Our Family; Double and Single Rooms all come fitted with En-suite facilities; TV; Tea and Coffee making facilities and more.For those coming on Holiday or to visit family and friends we are ideally situated and ... More | visit website
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Ashbank Guest House (8.99 miles)

Ashbank Guest House
Ashbank is a Victorian Cottage with panoramic views over Braveheart country. Cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling easily accessible by train (main line Polmont Station) and by car. Motorway access 5 minutes. Private gardens and ... More | visit website
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The Commercial Hotel (9.01 miles)

The Commercial Hotel
If you are looking for a venue that combines super-stylish rooms and great entertainment in an optimum location, then The Commercial Hotel, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire might just be the place for you! Located in the ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Livingston (9.05 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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