Abington is an idyllic, peaceful, rural village in the rolling Lowther hills by the River Clyde and is the starting point for the Clyde Valley National Tourist Route.

Abington is nestled at the point where the Clyde Valley meets the Beattock summit and is surrounded by rolling hills and scenery. Walk along the banks of the river and the surrounding forest and grassy treks through the Clyde Valley landscape.

Abington represents a historic gateway to Scotland, dating back 2000 years. From the time of the Romans up until the current day, the road passing by Abington follows an ancient Roman route, connecting the River Clyde in Abington to a roman fort at Musselburgh.

Early occupation of the area is an interesting topic supported by evidence of ancient Hill Forts standing guard over the Abington Stretch of the Clyde Valley as well as the medieval motte and bailey, discovered near the services on the M74. Furthermore, Napoleon III is said to have stayed at the Abington hotel after a tiring day shooting grouse in 1839.

The village sits near the Caledonian Railway route to Glasgow, built in 1847. The growth of Abington is very much indebted to the railway though Abington station itself was closed in the 1960's. Abington has therefore remained a quiet and peaceful village, with good transport links, but also enjoying a peaceful, rural existence in elegant hills and woodland.

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