Situated around ten miles from the centre of Glasgow, Coatbridge is a town that falls under the area of North Lanarkshire in Scotland. Part of the Greater Glasgow urban area, the history of the town as a settlement dates back to the Stone Age period while the town itself is thought to have been founded in the 12th century with the granting of a Royal Charter from King Malcolm IV. There are many landmarks and places of interest that can be found within the town, which includes St Andrew’s Church, St Augustine’s Church and Drumpellier Country Park. The town has been home to a number of famous people over the years, including Admiral James Stirling.
A variety of businesses are located in the town, taking up retail and office space in the area. Amongst the businesses that are situated in the town are Tannoy Ltd, which has its headquarters here. Lees Foods PLC is also situated here, as is William Lawson’s whisky distillery. Other businesses that are based in the town include Matic Media Services Ltd, Lanarkshire Enterprise Services, Imex Systems, Graham Robison Transport, and Ariotek.
Entertainment And Dining Out
A variety of different entertainment options can be enjoyed in Coatbridge, including bingo at Club 3000 Bingo, bowling, and nightlife. A variety of pubs are in the area for those who want to enjoy a quiet drink. If you are looking to eat out you will find a variety of options on offer. Italian cuisine is on offer at Fratelli’s while T he Mint serves up contemporary British dishes. Crown Jewel offers great Indian dishes or you can head to Bon Appetite for excellent Chinese.
With easy access to the number of motorway links, including the M8, M73 and M74, Coatbridge provides convenient links for drivers and those who are using other forms of transportation. Rail links in the area are excellent, with four lines serving the town via six railway stations. The six stations that serve the area are Blairhill, Coatbridge Central, Coatbridge Sunnyside, Kirkwood, Whifflet, and Coatdyke. The lines that serve these stations include the North Clyde Line, the Motherwell-Cumbernauld Line, the Whifflet Line and the Argyle Line.