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Lesmahagow is a small town historically in Lanarkshire and now within Clydesdale, just off M74. You might visit to see the ruined Priory, or as a rest stop while exploring the scenic upper Clyde valley.

Get in[edit]

Lesmahagow is just off the M74 and is clearly signposted in both directions. From Lanark, take the A72 through Kirkfieldbank turning off onto the B7018 (Dillarburn Road). From Douglas, take the A70 and turn off on to the B7078 (Carlisle Road). From Larkhall and Hamilton, travellers should take the M74. There is no railway station in the town, however travellers can take the train to Lanark and take the 258 bus service. There is also a train station in Larkhall; then the 253 takes 20 minutes.

Stagecoach Bus X74 runs every two hours from Glasgow Buchanan Station via Hamilton to Lesmahagow (45 min) and continues south to Moffat, Beattock and Dumfries.

Get around[edit]

Map of Lesmahagow


  • 1 Lesmahagow Priory, Church Square (Old Parish Church). few excavated remains of Tironensian monastic community Lesmahagow Priory (Q6531278) on Wikidata Lesmahagow Priory on Wikipedia


  • Lesmahagow Highland Games are held in mid-June on The Glebe. The 2020 event was cancelled and the next is probably on Sat 19 June 2021, tbc.




  • 1 Black Bull Inn, The, Abbeygreen, ML11 0EF, +44 1555 894757. The smaller of Lesmahagow's two pubs, the Black Bull Inn is located down a short alley off Abbeygreen. It features a small beer garden/smoking area.


  • 1 Mason Arms Hotel, 30 Abbeygreen, ML11 0EQ, +44 1555 893944. A classic village pub, the Mason Arms Hotel features a lounge area with a large flat screen TV and a pool table. There is also accommodation available upstairs. Guests should contact the owners directly for bookings.


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Neighbouring destinations

Routes through Lesmahagow
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