Larkhall is a town in South Lanarkshire and is 14 miles south east of Glasgow.
Larkhall sits on the edge of the Clyde Valley and is primarily a commuter town for Glasgow. It is a typical west of Scotland industrial town with a history of mining, weaving and textiles. Larkhall also had its own iron and steel works. One of the town’s most notable landmarks is the Morgan Glen viaduct which rises over the Avon Water and, at 170 ft, is the tallest viaduct in Scotland. Morgan Glen is also home to a wooded gorge, a delightful beauty spot. A notable building in Larkhall is Broomhill House, a former mansion which has fallen into disrepair and is the inspiration behind the local legend of the 'Black Lady' ghost, who is now said to haunt the Applebank Inn. Nearby to Larkhall is Chatelherault Country Park, which has exhibitions on the history of the areas as well as a visitor centre and walks.
The town has a selection of high street and local shops, and there is a wide variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Larkhall lies near to the M74, leaving Glasgow only 20 minutes and Edinburgh 50 minutes away by car. The town has regular bus services to a variety of places including Hamilton, Motherwell, Lanark and Wishaw. Larkhall railway station opened in 2005 and connects to Glasgow and Dalmuir. Merryton railway station sits on the north edge of the town and connects with the same service as Larkhall station.
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