Towns and villages in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley

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  • Looking through the trees, down the Main Street at Eaglesham - a village south west of East Kilbride, East Renfrewshire.
    Eaglesham
  • The town of Gourock on the Firth of Clyde, viewed from the golf course on Lyle Hill, Inverclyde.
    Gourock Inverclyde
  • Looking towards the town of Lanark in the Clyde Valley from the viewpoint on Black Hill, South Lanarkshire
    Lanark from Black Hill
  • The view from the abbey over Paisley, with the town hall visible, Renfrewshire
    Paisley
  • The River Clyde at sunrise, Glasgow
    River Clyde, Glasgow

Learn all about the towns and villages in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley with information on local attractions, history and more.

Whether you enjoy the bustle of the city or you are after a countryside retreat with dramatic coastal views, this vibrant region offers visitors fantastic variety.

The city of Glasgow has so much to offer. Discover great shopping, restaurants and a range of vibrant attractions, many of which are free, all surrounded by the city’s beautiful parks and gardens.

In Paisley, the magnificent abbey dates back to 1163 and was reputedly the site where William Wallace was educated while Paisley Museum has the finest collection of Paisley Shawls in the world.

Summerlee, the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, is located in Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire on the site of a 19th century ironworks, where you can take a ride on Scotland’s only electric tramway and venture deep underground in a recreated mine.

Visit the fantastic attractions in South Lanarkshire, such as the Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride and follow the story of Scotland’s countryside and people.

Enjoy life by the sea in Inverclyde, situated along the coastal reach of the River Clyde, west of the city. Find out about the area’s maritime history at the McLean Museum and Art Gallery in Greenock, a wonderful Victorian museum which also features the town’s most famous son, James Watt, who made the steam engine. Gourock and Greenock sit at the mouth of the river.

In East Dunbartonshire, you’ll discover one of the area’s World Heritage Sites, the Antonine Wall, parts of which can be seen north of Glasgow at Bearsden and Kirkintilloch. The turf wall marks the northernmost point of Roman conquest in Britain.

Look through the information listings and start planning a trip to the towns and villages in Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley.

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  1. Leadhills

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    Leadhills

    Leadhills is a small village in a high valley in the Lowther Hills and has a strong mining legacy.

  2. Motherwell

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    Motherwell

    Motherwell is a large town 12 miles south east of Glasgow that was once Scotland’s centre of steel production.

  3. Wemyss Bay

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    Wemyss Bay

    Wemyss Bay is a small village on the Firth of Clyde and is the departure point for ferries to the Isle of Bute.

  4. Kilmacolm

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    Kilmalcolm

    Kilmalcolm is a village on the north slope of the Gryffe Valley, some 15 miles west of Glasgow.

  5. East Kilbride

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    East Kilbride

    East Kilbride is a ‘New Town’ in South Lanarkshire and is also one of Scotland’s largest towns.

  6. Biggar

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    Biggar

    Biggar is a historic market town on the northern edge of the Southern Uplands.

  7. Paisley

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    Paisley

    Paisley is one of Scotland’s biggest towns and is 8 miles south west of Glasgow.

  8. Hamilton

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    Hamilton

    Hamilton is a historic town at the head of the Clyde Valley in the heart of Lanarkshire.

  9. Glasgow South Side

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    Glasgow South Side

    Glasgow's South Side is a large sprawling area south of the River Clyde with lots of distinct areas and plenty of attractions.

  10. Lanark

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    Lanark

    Lanark is a historic market town in the Clyde Valley and is one of the oldest royal burghs in Scotland.

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