Visit Airdrie and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire. Now a populous burgh with an industrial history, in the heart of Scotland's industrial belt linking Glasgow and Edinburgh, Airdrie is becoming more of a dormitory town, and it supplies workers for Coatbridge, Caldercruix, and Glasgow, from which it is only 11 miles to the East. Before its industrial and important dormitory status, it had small but significant beginnings.
In 1670 it was only a farm-steading; but Robert Hamilton, who became owner of it, had ambitions for the place. He built houses for feuing, and in 1695 got through an act of parliament making it a market town, which held a weekly market and four fairs each year. It became a burgh in 1821, and extended the limitations of its burgh in 1885, 1927, 1937, and 1951. It used to be on the main turnpike road — Glasgow, Bathgate, Carlisle, Stirling; and, as soon as the railways began to operate in the 1820s, it was well served by them, especially at the height of its iron-founding and coal-mining prosperity.
Nearby cities: Glasgow
Nearby towns: Bathgate, Bellshill, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Shotts, Wishaw
Nearby villages: Auchinreoch, Bailleston, Birdston, Blantyre, Bothwell, Calvay, Hamilton, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Limerigg, Milton of Campsie, Mount Vernon, Nerston, Ronay, Slamannan, Twechar, Uddingston, Waterside
Have you decided to visit Airdrie or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Airdrie bed and breakfast (a Airdrie B&B or Airdrie b and b)
- a Airdrie guesthouse
- a Airdrie hotel (or motel)
- a Airdrie self-catering establishment, or
- other Airdrie accommodation