New Homes in Coatbridge
Set in the central Lowlands, about 10 miles east of Glasgow, Coatbridge is a former industrial town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is neighboured by Airdrie and is ideally situated, with close railway and motorway links to Glasgow and Edinburgh.
In the 19th century, Coatbridge was a major hub for iron works and coal mining, described as 'the industrial heartland of Scotland'. The town is now home to Summerlee, the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, which allows visitors to step back in time to life in industrial Lanarkshire and Scotland.
New homes for sale in Coatbridge are in close proximity to the town’s shopping destinations. The Boundary Shopping Village offers a wide range of products under one roof whilst the Faraday Retail Park is home to the usual high street brands. Local residents can also entertain themselves at the multi-screen cinema and bowling alley, or stop by the town’s various nightclubs, restaurants and bars.
For a family day out, pay the Time Capsule leisure facility a visit. As well as a waterpark, the centre is packed with a multitude of facilities including ice skating, three cafés, a health spa suite and dry sports halls for playing everything from badminton to football.
Dubbed ‘little Ireland’, the town is noted for its historical connection to the Irish county Donegal. Due to large scale immigration from Ulster throughout the 19th century, Coatbridge’s strong links with Ireland are celebrated annually with the St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The largest Irish celebration in Scotland, the festival runs for over two weeks and includes an assortment of attractions including comedy, film shows, dance, Gaelic football and live music.
Coatbridge Transport Links
Coatbridge is enviably located within easy travelling distance of several major Scottish cities and is well linked by railway and road. With motorway access via the M8, the town is easily commutable from Glasgow (9 miles), Stirling (22 miles) and Edinburgh (38 miles). Coatbridge is networked by six railway stations including Blairhill, Coatbridge Sunnyside and Coatbridge Central. Regular services run from Blairhill station direct to Glasgow Central Station every 15 minutes.
The town is conveniently situated for travel abroad with the nearest airports, Glasgow Airport (20 miles) and Edinburgh (31 miles) not too far way. Newcastle International is 143 miles away via the A74 and A69.