The pretty village of Eaglesham nestles in the East Renfrewshire hills south of Glasgow, with its attractive buildings set round a triangular green. The village is Grade 'A' listed, and has some beautiful, mainly 18th century architecture, good pubs and restaurants.
As well as some lovely walks in this scenic area, you can bring your visit right up to date at the Whitelee Windfarm with a visitor centre where you can learn about this amazing site, currently Europe's largest windfarm with 140 turbines.
In 1941 during World War II deputy Fuhrer Rudolf Hess crash-landed his plane in Eaglesham looking for the nearby residence of the Duke of Hamilton to broker a secret deal, however he was captured by a local farmer and imprisoned until the end of the war.
A gentle drive to Kilmarnock, and onwards to Irvine on the west coast of Scotland
Towns Near Eaglesham To Visit - straight line distance:Newton Mearns (3.41 miles) East Kilbride (4.07 miles) Giffnock (4.26 miles) Barrhead (6.22 miles)