Drumpellier Country Park

A country park in Monklands Parish, North Lanarkshire, Drumpellier lies 1¼ miles (2 km) to the northwest of Coatbridge. Extending to 202 ha (500 acre), the park represents a diverse habitat particularly noted for its water-birds, which offers walks around Lochend and Woodend Lochs, together with a golf course and other recreational facilities. Once the Drumpellier Estate, the land was bought by tobacco merchant Andrew Buchanan (1690 - 1759) who landscaped the grounds and built Drumpellier House in 1741. The estate was given to the town of Coatbridge in 1919 by one of his descendants, Carrick Buchanan, and the house was demolished in the 1960s. In the 19th century there were coal-mines and iron-works in the vicinity, but the last of these had closed by the late 1960s. Drumpellier was designated as a Country Park in 1984 and is now run by North Lanarkshire Council. The Monklands Canal lies to the south.

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