Biggar Gasworks

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Preserved Gasworks

The World's first public gas company, the Gas Light and Coke Company of London, was set up in 1812 to provide gas for both street lighting and private householders. It was a great success and the gas industry grew rapidly.

By 1839 even a town as small as Biggar had its own gasworks. Over the years, the works at Biggar were altered and expanded to keep up with the increasing demand. A major reconstruction brought Biggar Gasworks into more or less its present form.

In 1973, when natural gas from the North Sea came to Biggar, the works closed down. However, unlike other gasworks it was not demolished. Instead, it has been preserved for future generations by Historic Buildings and Monuments and the National Museums of Scotland.

Biggar Gasworks is the only preserved gasworks left in Scotland.

Tickets cost  £2 (adult), £1 (concession) and £0.50 (child).



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Contact and Booking

Telephone: 01899 221 070
Telephone: 01899 221 050
Web: Biggar Gasworks

Dates and Times

June to end of September Daily 2pm - 5pm

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    Elphinstone Hotel

    Type: Hotels
    Location: Biggar (Map)

    The Elphinstone Hotel and Restaurant is a charming coach inn offering a friendly welcome and excellent service all guests

    Elphinstone Hotel

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    Enjoy a warm welcome at Carmichael Country Cottages

    Type: Self Catering
    Location: Biggar (Map)

    16 quality assured cottages to choose from in Biggar

    Carmichael Country Cottages

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    Type: Bed and Breakfast Scotland
    Location: Biggar (Map)

    Cormiston Farm bed and breakfast offers guests a relaxing stay in a beautiful, rural location with views of the picturesque Clyde Valley.

    Cormiston Farm

  • Cornhill House Hotel

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    Type: Hotels
    Location: Biggar (Map)
    Price: Bed & Breakfast rates: Single Occupancy from £65.00 - £75.00 Double / Twin Rooms from £85.00 - £120.00 Family Rooms from £105.00 - £170.00 (Depending on Occupancy)  

    A high standard of accommodation awaits you at Cornhill House Hotel, offering a peaceful and comfortable stay.

    Cornhill House Hotel

  • Cuil Darach

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    Type: Bed and Breakfast Scotland
    Location: Biggar (Map)
    Price: For rates, visit the Cuil Darach website.

    Enjoy beautiful rolling countryside views at the Cuil Darach 4 star B&B in Biggar.

    Cuil Darach

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    Enjoy a relaxing break at Holmlands B&B

    Type: Bed and Breakfast Scotland
    Location: Biggar (Map)

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    Holmlands Bed and Breakfast

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    have a great stay at Muirhall

    Type: Self Catering
    Location: Biggar (Map)

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    Muirhall Luxury Holiday Cottages

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    Type: Bed and Breakfast Scotland
    Location: Biggar (Map)

    Beautiful country house offering luxury accommodation and fantastic food.

    Skirling House

  • Stonehill Cottage

    Enjoy a warm welcome at Stonehill Cottage

    Type: Self Catering
    Location: Biggar (Map)

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    Stonehill Cottage

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    Type: Bed and Breakfast Scotland
    Location: Biggar (Map)

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    The Glenholm Centre

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    Type: Self Catering
    Location: Biggar (Map)

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    The New Farmhouse

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    Type: Self Catering
    Location: Biggar (Map)
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    The Rowans

  • Wiston Lodge


    Type: Hostels, Lodges and Campus
    Location: Biggar (Map)

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    Wiston Lodge

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    Arts and Craft Oct 2012

    Type: Other
    Location: Biggar, Biggar Library (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 25 October 2014
    Prices:  Child £1.50

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    Childrens Craft Class