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Strathaven Common Green.
is a historic market town and lies in the valley of the River Avon.
The town has been the focus of market activity in the Avon Valley for
many years - in fact, it was awarded burgh status over five hundred
years ago, in 1450.
in Strathaven were traditionally held on Strathaven Common Green
(pictured above), making the green the focal point for the burgh
and the surrounding area. The Green is still a prominent feature
of Strathaven today.
well as the importance of the town's market and the farming that
exists in the surrounding area, Strathaven also later became a
significant centre for the Avon Valley weaving industry.
(pictured above) was built in the Seventeenth Century and was home to
the Earl of Douglas. Later,
the castle also became a home for the Dukes of Hamilton.
Today Strathaven Castle is open to visitors all year round.
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