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Lennoxtown

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Lennoxtown is a town situated at the foot of the Campsie Fells in East Dunbartonshire.

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Lennoxtown was formerly known as ‘Newtown of Campsie’ and the present population is around 4,000. A notable building is the Campsie High Kirk, a gothic-style building built around 1828 by Glasgow architect David Hamilton, which was unfortunately destroyed by fire in the 1980s and now lies in ruin. Lennoxtown is now home to a Schoenstatt retreat centre. Whitefield Pond is a popular spot of fishing and sits just below the nearby Campsie Fells.

Lennox Castle was also designed and built by David Hamilton between 1837 and 1841 after he was commissioned by John Lennox Kincaid, head of the local Clan Kincaid. After it was sold in 1927, Lennox Castle was used as both a maternity and mental hospital until 2002 and the building was severely damaged by fire in 2008. Celtic Football Club now has their modern training ground in part of the former castle grounds.

The town has a selection of local shops and a wide variety of cafes and pubs to eat in. Lennoxtown is easily accessible by road and lies close to the M80 and M73 motorways. There are a numer of buses services connect the town to Glasgow as well as a numer of surrounding towns such as Kirkintilloch and Milton of Campsie.

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Lennoxtown was formerly known as ‘Newtown of Campsie’ and the present population is around 4,000. A notable building is the Campsie High Kirk, a gothic-style building built around 1828 by Glasgow architect David Hamilton, which was unfortunately destroyed by fire in the 1980s and now lies in ruin. Lennoxtown is now home to a Schoenstatt retreat centre. Whitefield Pond is a popular spot of fishing and sits just below the nearby Campsie Fells.

Lennox Castle was also designed and built by David Hamilton between 1837 and 1841 after he was commissioned by John Lennox Kincaid, head of the local Clan Kincaid. After it was sold in 1927, Lennox Castle was used as both a maternity and mental hospital until 2002 and the building was severely damaged by fire in 2008. Celtic Football Club now has their modern training ground in part of the former castle grounds.

The town has a selection of local shops and a wide variety of cafes and pubs to eat in. Lennoxtown is easily accessible by road and lies close to the M80 and M73 motorways. There are a numer of buses services connect the town to Glasgow as well as a numer of surrounding towns such as Kirkintilloch and Milton of Campsie.

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