The Kirkstyle Hotel
The Kirkstyle Hotel is a family owned boutique hotel in the very heart of Biggar, each of our rooms has been individually designed and the beauty of turning an old victorian building into a hotel means each of our rooms are unique. Each room has en-suite facilities and we have fully accessible rooms available.
Here are just a few of our guests comments that they have written in our visitor book since opening:
"Really good - best breakfast ever!!"
"We had a lovely stay, fantastic customer service"
"Home from Home!!
Biggar is an historic market town and has been a royal burgh since 1451, it still retains its medieval layout and the main street is lined with centuries-old houses. Biggar has associations with various historical figures, including William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
One of the town’s main attractions is a world famous Victorian puppet theatre. It also has some wonderful museums, including the Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum and the Biggar Gasworks Museum, the only preserved gas works in Scotland. At the Albion Museum, vehicles made by the commercial vehicle manufacturer Albion Motors are displayed, some of which date back to 1899. 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.
Nearby, the popular walk up Tinto Hill gives commanding views over the Clyde Valley.
Biggar's main street is home to a variety of independent shops, including an award-winning grocer, CAMRA's pub of the year, a famous ice-cream and chocolate shop and an award-winning fish and chip shop. The town also has a selection of restaurants, bistros and cafes. Visitors can get a bus to Biggar directly from Edinburgh, Peebles and Lanark which has the closest train station. Biggar is around 30 miles from Edinburgh and is accessible along the A702 via the A721, while Glasgow is around an hour's drive away.