Craigielea House is a small family-run, non-smoking bed and breakfast very close to the city centre of Glasgow and walking distance to the underground.
Craigielea House is an early Victorian sandstone building and I am it's 6th owner. The land was purchased from Alexander Dennistoun hence the area is named after him. The homes were built for Glasgow Merchants
as well as professional people and many of the houses were Manses for the Church of Scotland housed
the ministers and their families. Over time the area became known as Zion Hill due to the amount of Manses.
The conservation area has retained the many beautiful buildings and the owners take pride in maintaining the
honesty of these buildings.
The rooms at Craigielea are standard with only one room with a shower only. The rooms are spacious
with tea/coffee making facilities plus a fridge and a microwave where you can self cater if you wish. Cutlery and dishes are provided.
There is a variety of original art work throughout the house and of course, the garden, when it is in full bloom is a site to behold. A bees paradise!
Craigielea is only a mile from the vibrant city of Glasgow and half a mile from the Merchant City. Also on the
doorstop is the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral, St Mungo's Museum and the Provand's Lordship. Glasgow is an old city and founded in the 6th century and grew into the second city
after London in the 19th and 20th century in the British Empire but when the city was no longer the industrial capital of Scotland, Glasgow had to change and become a destination for tourists and conference centre. As
a proud Glasweigan, it is wonderful to see the transformation happen and to see Glasgow continually evolving.
Glasgow Cathedral is a must to see, where the city started. The Cathedral was the parish of St Mungo, his
pet name given to him when he was a child, and is also know as St Kentigan. In the lower church there is a plaque dedicated to 5 men who were hanged at Glasgow Cross for their religious convictions. My ancestor,
Archibald Stewart from Lesmahagow,was only 19 when he was hanged. Tough times!
Dennistoun boasts of a good selection of eateries catering. for various palettes. There is Tennents Brewary,
The oldest in Britain, where they have tours and an excellent museum and a fine selection of beers. There is
also a wonderful organic bakery, specializing in organic coffee and home made artisan organic breads. A real
treat for all you foodies!!
Craigielea offers you a warm welcome and hopes your stay will be a pleasant one.
|Double Room||£25 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Double Room Single Occupancy||£33 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Twin Room||£25 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Twin Room Single Occupancy||£33 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.