Garrion Bridges Garden & Antique Centre, Wishaw

Categories: Antique Stores, Shopping
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 based on 130 reviews on the web
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.
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  • I am a regular visitor to this establishment, and for this reason am totally disgusted! We had been out for the day and was looking at a bed for our pet. We knew what the Garrion Bridge had to offer, ...  read more »
  • heard on my travels that garrion has started afternoon teas. best to book. as there are 4 to choose from. a separate area has been made and it looks onto garden center. took a relative with a chair an...  read more »
  • This used to be excellent, it is now so disappointing. The antiques centre is full of second hand furniture and fake antiques made in China. The venue has absolutely tremendous potential but someone h...  read more »
  • 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.
  • An absolute must to visit - something for everyone. The largest antique centre I have ever been to in light and airy premises with plenty of space to move around at great leisure. The staff are really lovely and parking is plentiful. If antiques aren't your thing there is also a huge area containing individual boutiques that sell goods ranging from high-end ladies accessories to pet supplies; a really good garden centre and a cafe. I loved it!
  • Fantastic place, excellent restaurant and a nice place for a wee browse.
  • A large building housing smaller stalls selling all sorts of stuff. It's one of those hit or miss place; some would enjoy browsing through the various items (new and second hand), others might just think they are all junk. It's fairly interesting enough to stop for a visit. The prices are not cheap though for second hand stuff.
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