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Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.
Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.

 -General Information

Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of ScotlandUnited Kingdom, and is a typical Scottish market town with a number of excellent museums.  

Sitting close to the Clyde and the Tweed rivers, two of Scotland’s great rivers, Biggar offers visitors plenty of things to do.  The town has continued to grow since the 14th century eventually becoming a burgh in 1451.  The market place still remains the central focus of the town and has retained its medieval layout, throughout the years.

Due to its location and size, Biggar is an ideal town to be used as a touring base for southern Scotland.  Surrounded by the gentle slopes of beautiful landscape, walking and hiking are favourite pastimes.

Biggar hosts an art festival, 'the Biggar Little Festival', every year which is widely popular for both locals and tourists alike.  Another annual event Biggar is known for is the 'Biggar Bonfire', a traditional custom dating back to pagan times and takes place on Hogmanay, or the Scottish New Year.

Biggar is a charming town full of character, history, museums, attractive buildings spanning several eras, a great selection of pubs and restaurants and is definitely worth a visit.

Things to do and see in Biggar​

There are many attractions in and around Biggar​ ​to keep all ages of tourists entertained.  Some of the activities/attractions are :-

  • Tinto Hill – scenic walk with captivating views over the Clyde Valley
  • Little Sparta – a garden created by artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay containing over 270 of his artworks
  • World famous Victorian puppet theatre

Some of Biggar's museums are as follows:-

  • Moat Park Heritage Centre
  • Gladstone Court Museum - reconstructed Victorian street
  • Greenhill Covenanters Museum
  • Biggar Gasworks Museum - the only preserved gas works in Scotland​

Please see the activities directory for more information.

Accommodation in Biggar

There is a fairly large variety of accommodation options available from bed and breakfasts and hotels to inns.  Please view the accommodation directory which gives tourists an extensive choice.

Restaurants and Businesses in Biggar

The main street in Biggar reflects its past as a market town and is lined with many shops and speciality shops.  

View the restaurant and business directories for more information, or add your own free business listing.

Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.Biggar​ is located in the Lowlands region of Scotland, United Kingdom.

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