Places of interest

East Renfrewshire has a rich heritage and has many places of interest for individuals and for all the family. Barrhead, for example, has it's own heritage trail which you can follow with each point of interest marked by a blue plaque. You can find out more information on this by looking at the Barrhead Heritage Trail website from the link in the external websites area.

There are many parks and facilities for your enjoyment, which include boating ponds, waterfalls, walks, play areas and much more. More about these parks and facilities can be found on the Parks and Countryside page of the Council website and on the Parks page within the Portal to the Past; use the links on the related pages area on this page. 

A small sample of places of interest are given below but you can find out much more by searching our database or by browsing the pages of this website, for example see our Buildings page by using the link in the related pages area.

Rouken Glen, Giffnock

Rouken Glen has been a popular public park since 1906 when it was gifted to the people of Glasgow by Lord Rowallan. In 1984, Eastwood District, as it was then, leased the park for 125 years in a bid to save it from closure. It remains today a popular destination for families. For more information on the park look at the Parks web page using the link in the related pages area.

Greenbank Gardens, Clarkston

Greenbanks Gardens in Clarkston in the grounds of Greenbank House has a beautiful walled garden, which may give you ideas and inspiration for your own garden at home. The National Trust website has some information about the house and garden; use the link from the external websites area.

Eastwood Park

Eastwood Park is the setting for the 19th century mansion house which was bought, along with the estate, by Lord Weir in 1914. As well as the mansion house, Eastwood Park also boasts: scenic parkland; a function and marriage suite; the East Renfrewshire Council Offices; St Ninian's High School and the Eastwood Recreation Centre, which contains within it a Swimming Pool, Gym, Health Suite, the Carmichael Hall and the recently refurbished Eastwood Theatre.