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"went for a meal with family on monday night.
meal was lovely apart from the chips- they would be more at home in mcdonalds than in a restaurant,used to have delicious ..." More
"We will never return to this so-called "hotel". There are no "views of the beautiful countryside", this place is in a run down part of Kilsyth. There was a very ..." More
"Good food for the money,friendly staff.
Pleasant surroundings,especially the booths.
Date visited: December 2009 ..." More
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kilsyth is a very close knit community,so much so,it can ...More
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Roughly halfway between Glasgow and Stirling, Kilsyth is a town near the centre of Scotland, and has also been at the centre of Scotland’s often fraught and fractious history.
With the Kilsyth Hills to the north, and the River Kelvin to the south, Kilsyth is fringed by marshland, taking refuge in the Kelvin Valley. Historically it has always been a thoroughfare of most strategic importance – after all, it is at the heart of Scotland, and a the logical route between the Highlands and Lowlands. Amongst others, the Romans would recognise this, building the Antonine Wall through the area, and amassing two forts at Colziumbea and Castle Hill. But it wasn’t the Roman occupation of the region that left an indelible mark on its history; it was the internecine religious strife of the 17th Century that brought the gore of warfare to Kilsyth.
During the Wars Of The Three Kingdoms, King Charles I saw his sovereignty dissolve in the tempestuous waters of religious and political reform. As the the Scottish Covenanters suppressed the Royalist movement, and Scotland witnessed the rise of Parliamentarianism, former Covenanter turned Royalist, Lord Montrose, led a rag-tag army, 2,000 strong, through Scotland, hacking out victories against the odds and restoring a little hope that the Royalist movement may once again have the governing hand in Scotland’s affairs. On the 15th August, 1645, Montrose scored a memorable victory at Kilsyth – sadly for him and his King, it was ultimately insignificant.
Kilsyth is less troubled these days – in fact, it is largely untroubled in any way, shape, or form, and seems more than content to bask in its unspoiled setting, with parks and gardens offering a sylvan retreat from the daily grind. A mineral rich town, Kilsyth has long since abandoned the extraction of coal, ironstone, limestone and whinstone, and now follows Scotland’s economic evolution into the tertiary sector, where transport and services form the bulwark of its economy. Many residents commute to Glasgow or Falkirk, rather than work in the town.
Market Street Dental Practice
Kilsyth Health Centre
Pub and Bar
Balmalloch Primary School
Kilsyth Primary School
Mathie Lennox & Co
Places to Stay near Kilsyth
Glazert Country House Hotel
Set in mature gardens bordering the River Glazert, we are a privately owned hotel striving to provide and maintain a very high standard of food, service and facilities.
All bedrooms are en-suite and tastefully furnished, with ... More
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Just a short distance away from Glasgow and Cumbernauld and only a stroll away from Kilsyth, lies a sanctuary a million miles from it all.The Boathouse offers 10 luxurious bedrooms ... More
Having just completed a £14 million refurbishment, The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort is a heady combination of opulent four-star hotel and golfing paradise, a purpose-built hotel which is set ... More
Premier Inn Glasgow Cumbernauld
For shops and local amenities Glasgow city centre is only 13 miles away. Local attractions include Kingholm rugby ground and Oxstalles tennis centre.
Our Glasgow (Cumbernauld) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More
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The Brig - Carronbridge Hotel
A traditional Scottish Country Inn, with real coal fires . Carronbridge Hotel - local nickname 'The Brig' , historically a coaching inn , a place for weary travellers situated on what used to be the ... More
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Glenskirlie House Restaurant
Castlecary House Hotel
Castlecary, centrally located very close to Stirling, Falkirk, and Glasgow, is uniquely placed to cater for all business travel and will also please guests who simply wish to relax and ... More
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Smiths Hotel is a friendly, family-run hotel in the heart of Kirkintilloch. The hotel offers something for everyone, from contemporary to traditional styles.
Choose from one of our 21 en-suite bedrooms which ... More
Halo Crowwood Hotel
The Halo Crowwood Hotel is a modern city hotel, situated on the outskirts of Glasgow offering a relaxed out of town atmosphere whilst being only 10 miles from Glasgow city ... More