Visit Symington and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Symington, South Lanarkshire. To the South West of Biggar, this village was formerly a quiet, rural spot on the River Clyde, but, when the railway (now closed) came, it was an important junction. In the old Symington, which stretched from Townhead to Townfoot, were many weavers, but weaving is no longer carried on, and most of the weavers' cottages have been pulled down, although a few have been modernized.
The parish derives its name from Symon Loccard, progenitor of the Lockharts of Lee, who appears to have founded its church in 1153—65. The village lies at the foot of Castle Hill, the site of an old castle of which only a few stones remain.
Just West of Symington rises Tinto Hill, a famous landmark; from its summit the Lake District in England and the coast of Northern Ireland can be seen. On a spur projecting from the South East skirt of Tinto lie the remains of Fatlips Castle.
The wife and mother of Dr John Brown (Rab and His Friends) are buried at the East end of the parish church.
Nearby towns: Biggar, Lanark, Lesmahagow
Nearby villages: Abington, Braehead, Braidwood, Broughton, Carluke, Carmichael, Carnwath, Carstairs, Coulter, Crawford, Crawfordjohn, Dolphinton, Douglas, Douglas Water, Elsrickle, Kilncadzow, Kirkfieldbank, New Lanark, Newbigging, Pettinain, Quothquan, Rigside, Thankerton, Wiston
Have you decided to visit Symington or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Symington bed and breakfast (a Symington B&B or Symington b and b)
- a Symington guesthouse
- a Symington hotel (or motel)
- a Symington self-catering establishment, or
- other Symington accommodation