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Historic Kilsyth & surrounding area

Historic Kilsyth

Roughly half way between Glasgow and Stirling, the historic market town of Kilsyth has plenty of its own to offer. The town has a population of around 10,000 and with a pedestrianised Main Street and ample parking it’s a safe and easy place to stock up on provisions or enjoy a meal or a drink.


The beautiful Burngreen, in the centre of the town, is a place of calm and remembrance and the Colzium Estate, at the east side of the town, is where you can visit Colzium House and Cafe with it’s Walled Garden or walk along to Banton Loch, site of the historic Battle of Kilsyth in 1645.


South Dumbreck Marsh is great for walks and bird spotting and was a hive of activity in the past, where for over a century coal mines provided hundreds of jobs helping to power the industrial revolution. Walk on a bit further to the Barr Hill Roman Fort and you’ll travel back in time, standing on the same spot as the legionnaires as they gazed across the spectacular Kelvin Valley whilst guarding Rome’s northern frontier.

The Forth and Clyde canal is a perfect place for cycling, angling and taking some lunch at the Auchinstarry Marina. There is even small art gallery where local artists exhibit their work.


And for the more adventurous the Meikle Bin is the highest point in the area (1,890 ft) and offers stunning views from the top plus there are the exciting mountain bike trails in the nearby Carron Valley or rock climbing at Auchinstarry as an alternative option.


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