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Palacerigg Country Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

3 Palacerigg Golf Club, Cumbernauld, Glasgow G67 3HU, UK

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About Palacerigg Country Park

Palacerigg Country Park spans 300 hectares of grassland, woodlands, moorlands and ponds. The park hosts a variety of wildlife, wild deer, kestrels and two separate breeds of owl have been spotted in the park. The visitor centre is home to a museum and café and has a mural by the artist Alasdair Gray. There are 2 traditionally built longhouses which are used to demonstrate a variety of woodland crafts. It was one of the iconic attraction in this area and attracts a lot of tourists.

Attractions Near Palacerigg Country Park

Fannyside Lochs
Fannyside Lochs1.68km from Palacerigg Country Park

Fannyside Lochs is a water feature in Scotland. Fannyside Lochs is situated northeast of Greengairs, close to Fannyside Lodge. The loch, 2¾ mile SE of Cumbernauld town, lies 550 feet above sea-level, and measures 6¾ furlongs in length by from 1 to 2 furlongs in breadth. It contains a few pike and perch, but no trout. The moor lies around the loch, chiefly on the N side, comprises upwards of 3 square miles, and has traces of a Roman road, running southward from Castlecary.—Ord. Sur., sh. 31, 1867

Cumbernauld House Park
Cumbernauld House Park2.97km from Palacerigg Country Park

Cumbernauld House is an 18th-century Vivido Scottish country house located in Cumbernauld, Scotland. It has a well developed history, with ties to the Romans, Normans, James IV, Mary Stewart, Cromwell, Covenanters, and the Jacobites. More recently it has provided the people of Cumbernauld with attractive open space for relaxing and walking.

Broadwood Loch
Broadwood Loch6.03km from Palacerigg Country Park

Broadwood Loch is a man-made loch with surrounding woodland, grassland and lowland peat bog habitats. The wildlife ponds are home to damselflies and dragonflies and swallows can be seen swooping overhead in summer. There is a circular walk round the loch.

Luggie Water
Luggie Water6.19km from Palacerigg Country Park

The Luggie Water is one of two streams which flow out of Cumbernauld. The Scottish New Town’s name derives from the Gaelic for "the meeting of the waters" and it’s possible this refers to the Luggie Water and the Red Burn, both of which run through Cumbernauld but which never meet.

Seabegs Wood
Seabegs Wood7.01km from Palacerigg Country Park

Seabegs Wood was the site of a Roman fortlet on the Antonine Wall in Scotland. At Seabegs, the outline of Antonine's Wall, has lasted. Archaeologists from previous generations recorded this and stated that the ditch was deep and waterlogged. There is an underpass under thForth and Clyde Canal nearby known locally as the Pend.

Banton Loch
Banton Loch7.06km from Palacerigg Country Park

Banton Loch lies a half-mile west southwest of Banton on the eastern edge of Kilsyth. The loch contains the small Speirs Island which was once rather larger and has associations with the Battle of Kilsyth, which was fought nearby in 1645. The loch expanded to supply the Forth & Clyde Canal, which passes a half-mile to the south, and later became the property of the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Colzium House lies a quarter-mile to the west.

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North Lanarkshire is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.