Coatbridge Tourism

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Coatbridge (Scots: Cotbrig or Coatbrig, Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid a' Chòta) is a town in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, about 10 miles (16 km) east of Glasgow city centre, set in the central Lowlands. The town, with neighbouring Airdrie, is part of the Greater Glasgow urban area. While the earliest known settlement of the area dates back to the Stone Age era, the founding of the town can be traced to the 12th century when a Royal Charter was granted to the Monks of Newbattle Abbey by King Malcolm IV. Coatbridge, along with its neighbour Airdrie, forms the area known as the Monklands. It was during the last years of the 18th century that the area developed from a loose collection of hamlets into the town of Coatbridge. The town's development and growth have been intimately connected with the technological advances of the industrial revolution, and in particular with the hot blast process. Coatbridge was a major Scottish centre for iron works and coal mining during the 19th century and in this period was described as 'the industrial heartland of Scotland' and the 'Iron Burgh'. Coatbridge also had a notorious reputation for air pollution and the worst excesses of industry. By the time of the 1920s however, coal seams were exhausted and the iron industry in Coatbridge was in rapid decline. After the Great Depression the Gartsherrie ironwork was the last remaining iron works in the town. One publication has commented that in modern-day Coatbridge 'coal, iron and steel have all been consigned to the heritage scrap heap'. Coatbridge today is best described as a working class town anchored to Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland. It has also been described as "populated largely by people of Irish descent".

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Looking for travel information about Coatbridge? Explore the best travel advice on Coatbridge, United Kingdom. The nearest major city to Coatbridge is Edinburgh. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Edinburgh for its bountiful attractions like Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars Kirkyard, The Royal Mile on your trip to Coatbridge. Also, to reach Coatbridge, you'll have to take a flight to Edinburgh; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Coatbridge are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Coatbridge*

  • Pollution Statistics in Coatbridge

    Know the pollution level of Coatbridge before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25.96 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 22.06 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 13.75 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.79 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 18.18 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 21.05 (Low)
  • Coatbridge: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Coatbridge for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Coatbridge.

    • Burglary and Theft 38.13 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 42.33 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 49.5 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 24.24 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 29.04 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 38.25 (Low)
    • Attacks 50 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 64.36 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 74.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.2 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 32.5 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.11 (Moderate)
  • Living in Coatbridge - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Coatbridge is 186.15 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 55.27 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 84.88 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.67 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 39.92 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 74.38 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 82.98 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.94 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 124.53 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Coatbridge

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Coatbridge

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.21 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.47 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 40.36 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 85.76 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 75.88 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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