The town derived its name from the term "Barr" an agricultural word which means long ploughed furrows for cultivation of crops. The town shaped in with the textile producing villages joined into one town.
During the 19th and early 20th century the town was busy with its industrial works and expansions. At that time the major industries were iron foundry, tannery and the Armitage Shanks porcelainware works and GaskellÃ¢Â€Â™s carpet factory. But later the closure of these industries made the population and employment to fall.
This town also grew as one of the tourist friendly town in East Renfrewshire, the local attraction and other nearby Paisley and Glasgow attractions makes it an impressive place to visit. Barrhead offers a variety ofaccommodation, the Barrhead hotels boasts guest a comfortable stay with all amenities and pleasant locations in and around the town. Bed and breakfast facility is also available for guest to experience a pleasant stay with variety of local cuisines to relish. The self catering cottages in Barrhead serves a quality stay in affordable rates giving a homely comfort away from home. All this options makes Barrhead a perfect holiday base.
Barrhead Hotels & Accommodation
Glynhill Hotel and Leisure Club
169 Paisley Rd, Renfrew PA4 8XB, Scotland
Glynhill hotel comforts in a pleasant surrounding, just seven miles from the bustling Glasgowcity centre and one mile from the international airport. This 3-star hotel maintains a high standard of services for its guest. The leisure facilities available in the hotel include swimming pool, well-equipped gym, sauna, steam room, hydro therapy shower. For enjoying a lavish dinner or breakfast step into the Le Gourmet Restaurant, the right place for all gourmets, it serves great cuisines from modern to classic dishes. The Palm Court Carverie is the great place to relish some wide range of starters and sweets. Guest can also sip in a variety of wines and refreshing drinks. For some real fun enjoy the Saturday event dinner dance which is an attraction here. Glynhill also keeps the sports lovers busy brushing their golfing skills at the Ranfurly Castle golf club and Fereneze golf course. Another unique attraction in Glynhill is the special weeding package it offers to its guest to suit their requirements. Parking space is also provided for guest to park their cars safely.
The hotel boasts a variety of 145 en-suite bedrooms with spacious comfort and stylish dÃƒÂ©cor. For more these rooms are classified into standard, club, club premium and family rooms. The rooms exhibit all modern amenities including TV, telephone, hairdryer and few more facilities complementing the stay. There are also six well-equipped conference suites for business delegates. The hotel staff is cooperative with round the clock assistance.
I have stayed at the Glynhill on many occasions over the last year and a half. I have always been more than happy with the rooms, we always book the gold wing ,the family rooms are ideal for a family of 4.The staff are helpful and friendly. It is situated near to Glasgow airport, Barrhead shopping centre and Xscape, when we have stayed before an early flight, the hotel take you to the airport, no charge, even at 6 am! We have booked to go again soon.
Sherbrookes Castle Hotel
11 Sherbrooke Avenue, Glasgow G41 4PG, Scotland
Sherbrookes Castle Hotel exhibits a Victorian elegance and charm in its rich architectural style and design. It nestles superbly in the leafy grandeur of Pollokshields, amidst beautiful sceneries. This luxury hotel rests only three miles from the busy city centre, and 10 minutes from the Glasgow airport giving it easy access. It offers a comfortable accommodationwith great hospitality. Its special features and facilities make it a prime choice of leisure travellers, business delegates, wedding groups and honeymooners. Sherbrookes also boasts a variety of attractions nearby including museums, galleries, Scottish exhibition and conference centre and many other sites to look for. The MorrisonÃ¢Â€Â™s Restaurant is the ideal place to relish a variety of cuisines made from the natural Scottish produce. Also to complement the scrumptious delight there are wines to add to the celebration.
All 21 en-suite bedrooms are designed to provide opulent services with an elegant feel. The rooms are well-furnished and decorated with a Victorian touch. Rooms provide all modern amenities including TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee maker, trouser press and central heating facility. The staff at the hotel is well mannered and friendly always ready to assist guest with pleasure. The wedding and conference facilities and halls available here offer all modern attractions to make the occasion a special one.
My husband and I stayed at the Sherbrooke last September during our 2 week trip to Scotland. It was our favourite place to stay of everywhere. The staff was wonderful, friendly, and very considerate. The food was excellent and the breakfasts huge. The bed was really comfortable and although the time of year was a bit rainy and chilly, there were extra heaters in the room. A big bonus is that it is a two minute walk to a train platform and it only takes about 10 minutes to get to Queensstreet Station in downtown Glasgow. If you plan on utilising the train this is a big bonus. As well the view at the Sherbrooke is beautiful and is situated in a really nice neighbourhood. I had one day were I was feeling ill, the staff was very solicitous and sent up a huge pot of tea with biscuits and cookies. My husband and I are planning on returning to Scotland at the end of April and have planned to stay the entire time at the Sherbrooke.
The only negative I can say is that our wakeup call on our last morning did not come in but we were still woken up as the sent up a very early breakfast (6:15 am) as we had to catch an early flight.