Places to See
One of the town’s main attractions is a world famous Victorian puppet theatre. Biggar also has more museums per head than any other town in Scotland. They include the Moat Park Heritage Centre, Gladstone Court Museum, Greenhill Covenanters Museum, and the Biggar Gasworks Museum, the only preserved gas works in Scotland.
The town hosts an annual arts festival, the Biggar Little Festival, every October. Another yearly event is the Biggar Bonfire, an ancient custom that takes place on Hogmanay and dates back to pagan times. It involves a torchlight parade accompanied by pipers and drummers before a bonfire is lit by the town's oldest resident.
Biggar Puppet Theatre
The puppeteers, International Purves Puppets is a Victorian style theatre that has been in the heart of nearby town Biggar for over 40 years. Regarding as one of the best puppet companies in the world, this is an ideal place for families to visit. There are performances all year round including special glow in the dark shows for all ages as well as puppet making workshops and museum tours when you book in advance.
The award winning puppet theatre is the only one of its kind in Scotland and is a unique place to visit and enjoy and enjoy a magical experience.
Tickets to performances:
Adult £8, child £3
Puppet Museum Tour (open by arrangement, 4 or more people req.)
Adult £3, child £3
Various performance times are available on the website. Group rates are also available when booking in advance.
Always book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Tel: 01899 220631More Info
Biggar Museum Trust
Biggar museum trust offers a wide range of visitor attractions for individuals & family, group tours and educational visits. To book your tour or find our more information please contact 01899 221 050 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgMore Info
Recently awarded a five star tourism award by Visit Scotland, the Biggar and Upper Clydesdale museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. It focuses on the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century.
Open from Saturday and Sunday from November 2015 - April 2016. Open from Tuesday to Sunday the rest of the year.More Info
A great walk which can be as sedate or challenging as you want to make it. With spectacular views of the Lake District and as far afield as the mountains of Mourne in Northern Ireland, the walk is approximately 5 miles with a hike of 450 metres.
Opening times: All year round
Price: FREEMore Info
New Lanark World Heritage Site
New Lanark World Heritage Site is the perfect destination for your group's outing. The heart of New Lanark is a living and working village, which is situated in an outstanding location by the majestic Falls of Clyde. There are activitis for all ages to enjoy including the many attractions of the award winning Visitor Centre, regular events & exhibitions and beautiful woodland walks in the Falls of Clyde wildlife reserve. Groups can make the most of their visit to New Lanark with a variety of eating, shopping and overnight options.
Lanark Moor Country Park
This is a perfect day out for all the family. In the summer there are bumper boats and other small rides as well as a picnic area and play park – ideal for a game of Rounders or to throw a Frisbee around. There are also opportunities to fish if you have a permit.
Opening times: All year round
Price: FREE outdoor access to all the publicMore Info