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Milngavie is a small town in Scotland, situated about 6 miles north west of Glasgow.

For a light hearted introduction to the town, see the Milngavie 2020 Olympics Bid [3].


Milngavie is a commuter town, with much of its working population travelling to Glasgow to work or study. However, the town is known to tourists as the southern terminus of the West Highland Way - a long distance footpath leading to Fort William. A granite obelisk in the town centre marks the official starting point of the footpath.

Despite the spelling of the name, Milngavie is pronounced 'Mul-guy'.

Get in[edit]

Milngavie is around 6 miles north of the centre of Glasgow.

By train[edit]

ScotRail [4] operate up to four trains an hour to Milngavie. Two trains per hour run from Edinburgh Waverley via Glasgow Queen Street (Low Level) and Airdrie on the North Clyde Line, while the other two travel from Motherwell via Glasgow Central (Low Level) and Blantyre on the Argyle Line (with one train an hour coming from Lanark). In the evenings and on Sundays a half-hourly service operates from Lanark via Bellshill, Motherwell and Glasgow Central (Low Level).

Get around[edit]

You can walk almost everywhere, Milngavie is a small place.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Mugdock Country Park, Craigallian Road Nr. Milngavie G62 8EL (follow Ellangowan Road 2km North from Milngavie), +44 141 956 6100, [1]. Country park including remains of the 14th-century Mugdock Castle.  edit

Associated photography book.

Do[edit][add listing]

Get fit and go on the West Highland Way.

Buy[edit][add listing]

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Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Talbot Arms. A traditional pub in the center of the Town. Always welcoming and friendly, be sure to try the guest ale.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Premier Inn, 103 Main Street, Milngavie,G62 6JQ, +44 870 197 7112, [2]. Large chain hotel.  edit


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