Looking for a new home in Lanarkshire?
Lanarkshire tucks itself around Greater Glasgow, sharing some of the city’s suburbs and then spreading out into the countryside between East Ayrshire and the Scottish Borders. A new home here enjoys the best of the City of Culture and the picturesque Clyde Valley.
The county towns in the north lean towards Glasgow for work, and the well-trodden commuter routes keep everyone on the move. Many of them put down their roots in the industrial revolution, matching the steel, coal and manufacturing industries of Scotland’s great city. Today towns like Cumbernauld, Coatbridge, Airdrie and Motherwell, still play their part, but it’s balanced with the pretty countryside of the Clyde Valley. To the south of Lanarkshire, the industrial towns give way to market towns and villages, and the pace of life slows down. To the north, the county boundary is framed by the Campsie Fells and the waters of the Carron Valley Reservoir.
Great transport networks come hand in hand with Greater Glasgow and the M73, M74 and M80 run through the county. The M8 takes commuters east to Edinburgh and west to Glasgow Airport, and excellent daily train services follow suit.