Visit Johnstone and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Johnstone, Renfrewshire. An industrial town, Johnstone is sometimes known as the “engineering burgh”. Founded in 1781 on a plan drawn up by George Houston, laird of Johnstone, on the site of a hamlet called Brig o' Johnstone, it was well planned, but it grew too fast and became a typical product of the industrial revolution. Engineering is the staple industry, and John-stone claims to have started the first firm of its kind in Britain (founded 1815) for making machine tools.
Cochran Tower, built in 1896, marks the site of Cochran Castle, the residence of the earls of Dundonald. Johnstone Castle was demolished in 1956 when purchased by the Council for a housing estate, but the central tower survives. Chopin stayed at the castle in 1848 when he gave his recital in Glasgow, during that strange visit of his to Scotland shortly before his death.
Nearby cities: Glasgow
Nearby towns: Beith, Bishopton, Kilmacolm, Paisley, Renfrew
Nearby villages: Anniesland, Arthurlie, Baljaffray, Barrhead, Barrmill, Bearsden, Bowling, Bridge of Weir, Brookfield, Cardonald, Clydebank, Crosslee, Dalmuir, Drumchapel, Drumry, Duntocher, Elderslie, Erskine, Faifley, Gateside, Govan, Hardgate, Hillington, Houston, Howwood, Hurlet, Inchinnan, Kilbarchan, Kilbirnie, Langbank, Linthouse, Linwood, Lochwinnoch, , Lugton, Milngavie, Milton, Neilston, Newton Mearns, Nitshill, Old Kilpatrick, Partick, Port Glasgow, Ralston, Ranfurly, Scotstoun, Shieldhall, Thornliebank, Uplawmoor, Whiteinch, Woodfarm
Have you decided to visit Johnstone or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Johnstone bed and breakfast (a Johnstone B&B or Johnstone b and b)
- a Johnstone guesthouse
- a Johnstone hotel (or motel)
- a Johnstone self-catering establishment, or
- other Johnstone accommodation