Thankerton (Back-up Site)

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Damn Delicious Farm Shop, Thankerton
South Lanarkshire
ML12 6PD

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Thankerton, South Lanarkshire Balloon Rides

Fun & Interesting Facts

Thancard was probably one of the Flemish knights who accompanied David the first to Scotland to claim the Scottish throne and as such was rewarded with grants of land in Scotland.


Thankerton is a picturesque village nestled in the heart of South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Surrounded by rolling green hills and the tranquil River Clyde, this charming community offers a delightful escape from the bustle of city life. Steeped in history, Thankerton boasts a rich heritage, evident in its well-preserved architecture and landmarks. Strolling through the village, visitors can admire traditional stone houses, quaint cottages, and the iconic Thankerton Parish Church, which dates back several centuries. Nature lovers will be enchanted by the breathtaking countryside that surrounds Thankerton, with numerous walking trails and scenic spots to explore. The warm and welcoming locals add to the village's charm, making Thankerton an idyllic destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the Scottish countryside.

Damn Delicious
is a farm shop at the bottom of Tinto Hill on the the main Biggar to Lanark Road. After morning flights the shop will be open for teas, coffee, rolls and other farmshop goods.


From Biggar, head South on the A702, then turn right onto the A72 signposted for Glasgow. Follow this road to the end passing through Symington, and at the end of the road turn right onto the A73. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles and you will see signs for Damn Delicious Farm Shop on your left. Turn into here and drive down to the main car park where the crew will meet you.

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Graeme Houston

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