Visit Coatbridge and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. The prosperity of Coatbridge was originally based on coal. Early good communications, however, quickly developed its potential. In 1791 the Monkland Canal opened Glasgow as a market for coal, and in consequence there were 435 miners in Monk-land parish in 1793. Finally, as a real stroke of luck, the first railway in Scotland to be constructed since the power of steam was discovered passed through Coatbridge in 1826.
Ironstone deposits were found here at the beginning of the last century. By 1830 there were seven blast furnaces in Coatbridge. Early workers came from Staffordshire, later from Ireland and elsewhere. The ironstone band was exhausted by about 1870. Tube-making was started in 1844, but in 1934 many employees went South with the firm to Corby, Northants. Coatbridge achieved burgh status in 1885.
Nearby cities: Glasgow
Nearby towns: Airdrie, Bellshill, Bothwell, Cumbernauld, Motherwell
Nearby villages: Auchinairn, Auchinreoch, Bailleston, Birdston, Blantyre, Burnside, Cadder, Calvay, Cambuslang, East Kilbride, Hamilton, Kirkintilloch, Lenzie, Milton of Campsie, Mount Vernon, Nerston, Provanmill, Ronay, Tollcross, Torrance, Twechar, Uddingston, Waterside, Wishaw
Have you decided to visit Coatbridge or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Coatbridge bed and breakfast (a Coatbridge B&B or Coatbridge b and b)
- a Coatbridge guesthouse
- a Coatbridge hotel (or motel)
- a Coatbridge self-catering establishment, or
- other Coatbridge accommodation