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Cathkin Braes - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

39A Cathkin Rd, Glasgow G42 9UJ, UK

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About Cathkin Braes

Rising over 200 meters, Cathkin Braes is an area of hills and includes the highest point of city of Glasgow. Cathkin Braes is ideal for hiking and mountain biking.

Attractions Near Cathkin Braes

Fernbrae Meadows
Fernbrae Meadows1.29km from Cathkin Braes

Fernbrae Meadows is a public greenspace in South Lanarkshire, located on high ground to the south of Rutherglen, specifically directly south of the Fernhill neighbourhood. It is a proposed local nature reserve. The grasslands contain holcus lanatus, rough meadow-grass, meadow foxtail, bush vetch, common hogweed, sweet vernal-grass, meadow vetchling, broad-leaved dock, field forget me not, common sorrel and bracken.

National Museum of Rural Life
National Museum of Rural Life2.36km from Cathkin Braes

The National Museum of Rural Life, previously known as the Museum of Scottish Country Life, is based at Wester Kittochside farm, lying between East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and Carmunnock in Glasgow. The Museum combines an award-winning exhibition building, which houses the national country life collection and the historic working farm of Wester Kittochside with its Georgian farmhouse which exhibits the furniture and effects of the Reid family who farmed there for over 400 years.

Holmwood House
Holmwood House2.93km from Cathkin Braes

Constructed in 1858, Holmwood House is the finest and most elaborate residential villa designed by the Scottish architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson. The villa retains much of its original interior decor and it may have been influenced the works of many othor proto-modernist architects.

James Hamilton Heritage Park
James Hamilton Heritage Park3.05km from Cathkin Braes

James Hamilton Heritage Park is located to the north of the town of East Kilbride. The park features a 16 acre loch which provides beautiful and tranquil surroundings for our exciting range of water sports, from canoeing to windsurfing. The distance around the loch perimeter path is 1.2 kilometres. The Heritage Park is a Recognised Teaching Centre for the Scottish Canoe Association and Royal Yachting Association.

Overlee Playing Fields
Overlee Playing Fields3.19km from Cathkin Braes

Overlee Playing Fields, is a public park in Stamperland, Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, south of Glasgow, Scotland. The Park contains four football pitches, a large playground, a woodland area and Overlee Family Centre, completed in 2021.

Gilbertfield Castle
Gilbertfield Castle4.3km from Cathkin Braes

Gilbertfield Castle is a ruined 17th-century castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located at NS652587, on the north slope of Dechmont Hill, just outside Cambuslang, to the south-east of Glasgow. The castle was built in the early 17th century, and the date 1607 is displayed on a heraldic panel above the door.

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