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Monkland Canal - Things to Know Before Visiting

Monkland Canal, United Kingdom

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About Monkland Canal

The Monkland Canal was built primarily to bring coal into Glasgow from the Monklands to the east. Construction began in 1770 and the canal was opened progressively in sections. One of the iconic attraction in this area and also yu can spend some good time in its banks.


Attractions Near Monkland Canal

Airdrie Town Hall
Airdrie Town Hall2.18km from Monkland Canal

This is an events venue in Stirling Street, and also a Category B listed building in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, ScotlandThis traditional style town hall comprises of a large and a lesser hall. The large hall has a main hall and balcony. Seating 660 for a concert or conference. Also used for weddings and dinner dances. The lesser hall is situated on the upper level of the facility and has a capacity of 110.

The Time Capsule
The Time Capsule3.27km from Monkland Canal
Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, formerly known as Summerlee Heritage Park, is an industrial & social history museum in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is situated on the site of the Victorian Summerlee Iron Works and the former Hydrocon Crane factory. The main Hydrocon factory building became the museum’s exhibition hall but it has been substantially changed and adapted since. The museum aims to show Lanarkshire's contribution to engineering, mining, steel working, weav

North Calder Water
North Calder Water4.06km from Monkland Canal

The North Calder Water is a river in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It flows for 12 miles from the Black Loch via the Hillend Reservoir, Caldercruix, Plains, Airdrie, Calderbank, Carnbroe and Viewpark to the River Clyde at Daldowie, south-east of Glasgow. For the last 2 miles of its course, it forms part of the boundary between North Lanarkshire and Glasgow. The name Calder is thought to be Brythonic and to mean 'hard cold flowing' water.

Carfin Grotto
Carfin Grotto4.83km from Monkland Canal

Carfin Lourdes Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, was created in the early twentieth century. The "Carfin Grotto", as the shrine is locally referred to, was the brainchild of Father, later Canon Thomas N. Taylor, parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in the small, mining village of Carfin, which lies two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes
National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes4.84km from Monkland Canal

Carfin Lourdes Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, was created in the early twentieth century. The "Carfin Grotto", as the shrine is locally referred to, was the brainchild of Father, later Canon Thomas N. Taylor, parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in the small, mining village of Carfin, which lies two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland.

Where is Monkland Canal

Discover More Attractions in North Lanarkshire, Where Monkland Canal Is Located

North Lanarkshire
North Lanarkshire
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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.

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