Milton of Campsie is a small village situated at the foot of the Campsie Fells, 10 miles north of Glasgow.
Milton of Campsie is named after the nearby hills and the various mills corn and lint mills which used to reside in the area. The village grew considerably in the 1970s with the addition of modern housing estates. There are various green areas and in the centre of the village a plaque commemorates the landing of the Italian diplomat and balloonist Vincenzo Lunardi in 1785. A notable building in the village is Kincaid House, the oldest parts of which date from 1690. The House was the former home of the Clan Kincaid until the construction of Lennox Castle in nearby Lennoxtown, and is now a hotel. The village also contains two churches and a small World War I and II memorial.
The village sits nestled at the foot of the Campsie Fells, giving stunning views of the nearby hills and easy access to various walks up the Fells. The village also features several amenities such as restaurants, bars and a delicatessen as well as a variety of small local shops. Milton of Campsie's nearest neighbours are Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown. Bus services connect Milton of Campsie to these surrounding towns as well as Glasgow and the nearest train station in Lenzie. The local roads provide scenic drives through the surrounding area and the M80 motorway is a short drive away.
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