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Garrion Bridge is a small hamlet spanning the border between North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located on the banks of the Clyde Valley, south-east of Glasgow. The hamlet is most commonly associated with the nearby town of Wishaw.DevelopmentThe hamlet has grown around a main river crossing of the River Clyde in Lanarkshire. The area spans both sides of the river, with some of the houses actually located in South Lanarkshire. There are more than a dozen houses located around the bridge. There is an independent garden and antique centre, operating in the premises of the recently closed Banana ripery operated by Fyffes.Transport linksThe area is still dominated by the river crossing, which remains the most important bridge over the Clyde for several miles in either direction. The original bridge, constructed in 1817 and still in use, was supplemented in 2002 by a new bridge slightly upstream, creating for the first time a bi-directional flow of traffic over the river in the form of a roundabout. Prior to this, Garrion Bridge was a notorious traffic bottleneck, with an acute crossroads formed by the junctions of the A71 and A72. As the original (1817) bridge was single lane, the traffic was signal-controlled with only one direction able to cross the bridge at any one time. This led to huge delays, also in part due to the meeting of the A71 from the west and the A72 from the north having a very acute angle with no turning restrictions, which often led to large vehicles becoming stuck. This was rectified by moving the intersection of the northern A72 and western A71 almost up the valley side to a new roundabout, and removing the original alignment of the A72. This work was carried out at the same time of the construction of the new bridge in 2001.Arrange to visit Garrion Bridges Garden & Antique Centre and other attractions in Wishaw using our Wishaw trip builder.
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We are regular visitors here and have had a few good bargains from the antiques centre. There are also some nice shops where you can find something a bit different for reasonable prices. When visiting... more »
Had afternoon tea for three for my parent's birthday. Staff couldn't do enough to help. Lovely atmosphere, great value for money. A cracking place for a celebration. Warm, friendly reception and the a... more »
Visited the Garden and Antique centre today and must say it's good with some unusal gift ideas we bought a few birthday gifts and found the staff helpfull and friendly, I had a wander into the antique... more »
Great place for shopping for Antiqiques. Always pleased with the cafe however last week I ordered Stoviies. They were awful, covered in brown gravy with big chuncks of square sausage. Won't be having that ever again
Great place to shop and guarenteed to see something different. Resturant extremely good
Visited today, spent most of the time in the antique section. Had a coffee and a quick visit round the garden centre, will have to return as the place is so large we didn't have time to cover it all. Can't say the sandwiches in the cafe looked appealing, hence only a coffee. Will give it another chance.
Garrion Bridges describes itself as an Antiques store, but it definitely has something of a junk shop vibe. I saw quite a few toys I remember from my childhood. There is also a garden centre and coffee shop, but we didn't have time to investigate those.
Coffee, snacks and a plethora of antiques Parking laid out well Impossible to drive out of the premises and turn right due to volume of traffic - you'll be there til the cows come home. Go left, and over the bridges and save yourself a bit of time
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