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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 at sunrise

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. Strathaven

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    Strathaven

    Strathaven is a historic market town in the heart of the Avon Valley.

  2. Bearsden

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    Bearsden

    Bearsden is an affluent suburb of Glasgow and is situated approximately 6 miles north west of the city centre.

  3. 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.

  4. Gourock

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    Gourock

    The ferry port town of Gourock sits on the south bank of the Firth of Clyde, 28 miles west of Glasgow.

  5. Cumbernauld

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    Cumbernauld

    Cumbernauld is one of Scotland’s best-known New Towns and was created in the 1950s as a population overspill for Glasgow.

  6. Giffnock

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    Giffnock

    Giffnock is an affluent residential suburb of Glasgow and is situated 5 miles south of the city centre.

  7. Biggar

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    Biggar

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

  8. Coatbridge

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    Coatbridge

    Coatbridge is a town in North Lanarkshire and lies 9 miles east of Glasgow.

  9. Carstairs

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    Carstairs

    Carstairs is a small village situated four miles east of Lanark.

  10. Bellshill

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    Bellshill

    Bellshill is a town in North Lanarkshire that is 10 miles south east of Glasgow and is known for its music, especially since the 1980s.

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