All you need to know about Coatbridge

City Facts - Coatbridge

Coatbridge is a town in Scotland, located roughly 8.5 miles from Glasgow. It lies in the central Lowlands and forms part of the Great Glasgow urban area. The town has a population of more than 41,000. The main language spoken is English and predominant currency used is the British Pound. Its close proximity to Glasgow makes it hugely attractive with business travellers seeking serviced apartments in Scotland.

The etymology of the word ‘Coatbridge’ is widely disputed. Some say the town derives its name from the Middle English word ‘Cote’ meaning cottage. Others believe that Coatbridge is a play on the Welsh word ‘coed’ or ‘wood’.

Coatbridge began life as a Bronze Age settlement before later blossoming into a town with a Royal Charter it received in the 12th century. Under the ownership of the Colt family, the area was home to a beautiful estate, of the like which we typically associate with serviced apartments today.  

During the 19th century, Coatbridge experienced significant growth and development with the arrival of the Industrial Revolution. The town became a major site for coal mining and iron manufacturing, earning Coatbridge nickname “the industrial heartland of Scotland”. Such activity made Coatbridge popular with business travellers who flocked to the town in search of work.

Today, Coatbridge is a welcoming and friendly town, home to great restaurants, shops and serviced apartments. Popular attractions include Drumpellier Country Park, The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life and the Cliftonhill stadium.

Coatbridge connects to the M8 and M73 motorways. The M74 motorway is also close by. From Coatbridge, business travellers can reach Glasgow, Stirlingand Edinburgh, which all lie in commuting distance of the town. The town is served by a number of train lines and has a total of six railway stations. The closest airport is Glasgow International Airport at roughly 32 miles away.

Coatbridge draws business travellers from all over and welcomes them with high-quality serviced apartments. The serviced apartments which SilverDoor offers in Coatbridge are perfect for business travel.