New Homes in Cumbernauld
Welcome to Cumbernauld
Whether you’re visiting local museums, shopping in the town centre or taking a walk in the great outdoors, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to see in the town of Cumbernauld. Located within commuting distance of Glasgow and with good transport links to other parts of Scotland, a new home in Cumbernauld could be the right choice for you and your family.
A quick history
Cumbernauld dates back to Roman times, when there was a fort in the local area. Some artefacts found in and around Cumbernauld are on display at Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum, while the open-air altar, the Carrick Stone, can still be seen in the town.
Cumbernauld Castle was a motte and bailey, and later a second castle was built. Only one wall of the castle now remains, but Cumbernauld House, which dates back to the 18th century, is still standing. During the industrial revolution, Cumbernauld was known as a weaving town, along with the quarrying of limestone and coal. It became a ‘new town’ in the 1950s, as people relocated from Glasgow which had suffered bombing during the Second World War.
Business and industry
If you’re moving to Cumbernauld for work, it’s good to know there are lots of businesses located within easy reach of your new home. Employers in the local area include soft drinks company A.G. Barr, North Lanarkshire Council, TV production company Wardpark Studios and Japanese firm Yaskawa Electric. Other businesses nearby include Morgan Stanley, the University of Glasgow, Scottish Power and the NHS Credit Union.
Things to do in the area
Cumbernauld is home to lots of attractions, including Cumbernauld Museum, the Antonine Shopping Centre and Cumbernauld Theatre. If you’re in the mood for some fresh air, you can go for a walk at Palacerigg Country Park or take the kids to Cumbernauld Glen, while Drumpellier Country Park is also within easy reach.
For families moving to the area, the little ones will enjoy seeing the displays at World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, visiting the Falkirk Wheel and discovering local history at Culcreuch Castle. Glasgow is also home to a number of kid-friendly attractions including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow Science Centre and the Scottish Football Museum.
Other places of interest nearby include Dullatur Golf Club, Seven Lochs Wetland Park and Celtic Park stadium.
Travel and commuting
Cumbernauld has very good transport connections by road and rail, so it’s easy to travel for work or to visit family and friends. Glasgow is only 15 minutes away by train or 20 minutes by car, while Edinburgh can be reached in 40 minutes by rail. Stirling is only 25 minutes away by with car or train, and Falkirk is 10 minutes away by train or 20 minutes by car.
When it’s time to jet off on holiday, you can get to Edinburgh Airport in just 30 minutes from Cumbernauld.