New Homes in North Lanarkshire
Welcome to North Lanarkshire
Whether you’re visiting castles, hiking through country parks or practicing your swing at the golf club, there’s lots for the whole family to see and do in the North Lanarkshire region. Located in Scotland close to Glasgow, a new home in North Lanarkshire could just tick all the right boxes for you and your family’s next move.
A quick history
The biggest town in North Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld, dates back to the Roman era, when there was a fort built along the Antonine Wall on the edge of the Roman empire. Cumbernauld Castle is one of the most recognisable historic sites in the town, built as a motte and bailey and eventually becoming a place for Scottish royalty including Mary Queen of Scots.
Cumbernauld House was built in the 18th century, and the grounds are now a park. Over the centuries the area around Cumbernauld was used for farming, weaving and quarrying. It grew quickly after the Second World War, after many were relocated following heavy bombing in Glasgow. Today Cumbernauld is the main town of North Lanarkshire and a popular commuter region.
Business and industry
North Lanarkshire is home to a number of major employers including North Lanarkshire Council, soft drink makers A.G.Barr, production company Wardpark Studios and manufacturing firm Yaskawa Electric. Many people living in the region commute to Glasgow for work, where employers include the University of Glasgow, the NHS Credit Union and Scottish Power.
Things to do in the area
There’s plenty to see and do in North Lanarkshire, from browsing exhibits at Cumbernauld Museum to shopping at the Antonine Shopping Centre and playing a round of golf at Dullatur Golf Club. If you want to get out in the great outdoors, Drumpellier Country Park, Seven Lochs Wetland Park and Palacerigg Country Park are ideal for country walks.
If you’re moving to the area with children, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in and around North Lanarkshire including the Falkirk Wheel, Culcreuch Castle and World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre, while Glasgow is home to the Scottish Football Museum and Glasgow Science Centre.
Travel and commuting
North Lanarkshire is well-connected to Glasgow, Edinburgh and beyond, ideal if you’re commuting for work or visiting friends and family. To get to Cumbernauld, the journey to Glasgow takes 15 minutes by train or 20 minutes by car, while the drive from Stirling takes 25 minutes and the journey from Edinburgh takes just 40 minutes by train.
When it’s time to jet off on holiday, you can get to Edinburgh Airport in just 30 minutes from Cumbernauld, and 30 minutes from Coatbridge.