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Destination Guide

Sculpture of Arria by Andy Scott in Cumbernauld close to a wide range of hotels and tourist destinations / sights


Tourist Information

Things to see & do in Cumbernauld

Cumbernauld  is a town in North Lanarkshire and is larger than two of Scotland's cities, Inverness and Stirling, although being part of the Greater Glasgow urban area. It was created in 1956 as a population overspill for Glasgow City. The town sits close to all major motorway networks in central Scotland and enjoys good road and rail links with both Glasgow and Edinburgh .  The name comes from the Scots Gaelic 'comar nan allt' , meaning the meeting of the waters as, geographically, from its high point in the Scottish central belt streams flow west to the River Clyde an east to the River Forth. 

The town boasts a number of attractive parks. The Palacerigg Country Park offers great family days out with an extensive network of nature trails, a tree-top walkway, and children's zoo. Cumbernauld House Park and Cumbernauld Glen in the heart of the busy town are ideal recreational spaces as well as being a natural haven for wildlife.

For the more active, there is the 18-hole Palacerigg Golf Course and the multi-activity Cumbernauld Outdoor Activity Centre, offering outdoor activities ranging from 4 x 4 driving, to paintball and archery.

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