New homes in East Kilbride
One of Scotland’s largest towns, East Kilbride is located in South Lanarkshire. As the country’s first ‘new town’ it was expanded to offer housing for people moving from Glasgow. With strong transport links and a selection of amenities, attractions and things to see and do, buying a new home in East Kilbride is a great choice.
Things to see and do
Days out can be enjoyed in East Kilbride’s parks. The James Hamilton Heritage Park showcases a 16 acre loch on which a selection of water sports can be enjoyed for those wanting to try their hand at windsurfing or canoeing. Meanwhile, Calderglen Country Park has a children’s zoo, ornamental gardens, toddler’s play area, nature trails and walks, tropical glasshouse and 18 hole golf course. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy days out at Langlands Moss, a nature reserve that runs open days with talks and opportunities to get involved with projects such as clearing trees.
The National Museum of Rural Life is located at nearby Kittochside. This five star museum offers visitors the chance to experience a historical working farm with the varying seasons offering a selection of activities.
You will also be within easy reach of Whitelee Wind Farm, the UK’s largest on-shore wind farm. The exhibition within the visitor’s centre offers an interactive experience, while the learning hub offers workshops and talks.
For those looking for retail therapy, a selection of shops can be found in the town centre, while venturing into ‘The Village’ – the old part of the town - will bring you to a selection of eateries and pubs.
Sporty types won’t be disappointed either. There is an ice rink for chilly pursuits, along with the Dollan Aqua Centre and golf courses to practice your swing.
East Kilbride Transport links
East Kilbride has strong transport links whether you’re travelling by rail, air or road.
The town’s railway station can be found in The Village which offers a service to Glasgow Central railway station every half hour and takes just under half an hour. The town is also served by Hairmyres railway station in the west of the town.
The town’s bus station is located at the shopping centre and offers services running to surrounding destinations such as Busby, Castlemilk, Clarkston, Blantyre, Hamilton, Motherwell, Rutherglen and a variety of destinations across Greater Glasgow.
A number of main roads connect East Kilbride to Glasgow and the M77 motorway. Three main roads link the town with surrounding suburbs such as the A727 which leads west to Busby and then on to Clarkston Toll. The A749 will take you north into Rutherglen and the Glasgow Southern Orbital road connects the west of the town with Newton Mearns and the M77.