Travel Instructions to 1 Albany Quadrant G32 0HL
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Albany Quadrant is unnamed on most maps, but it is the cul-de-sac that
looks like the extension of Albany Avenue across Mansionhouse Drive.
There are two approaches, depending on whether you come into Glasgow
on the M8 or the A8.
From Stirling, Perth etc. you will naturally approach Glasgow on the
A80. From here it is best to turn off onto the M73 and follow signs
for Glasgow South East. Don't continue onto the M80 from the A80 as
this makes life very awkward. From the M73 you get a choice of the M8
or the A8, at a big roundabout.
From Edinburgh you also get a choice of the M8 or the A8 as you
If coming from the south on the M74, turn off onto the M73 and you
will come to the same roundabout giving a choice between the M8 and
From the A8
At a complicated junction next to a large Morrison's, stay on the
A8. Continue along the A8 through a few sets of traffic lights, until
you come to a junction with a left turn signed to Barlanark, at
traffic lights. Turn left. You will pass a church on the right, and
two separate cemeteries on the left. After the second cemetery the
road goes downhill, and there is a turning on the left; keep straight
on. You will see a terrace of stone houses on the left, preceded by
some newer houses, and some rather unattractive concrete houses on the
right. The first turning on the left is Albany Quadrant, immediately
before a small triangular area of trees.
From the M8
Turn off at junction 11. If coming from the east, turn left at the top
of the sliproad; if coming from the west, turn right. Go straight
ahead at the first traffic lights (two sets if coming from the
west). The road then goes downhill to meet the A8; turn right at
traffic lights, then immediately left at traffic lights. Go downhill
past houses with blue roofs. Continue to the end of this road, which
comes to a mini-roundabout. Turn left at the mini-roundabout, onto
Mansionhouse Drive. Albany Quadrant is on the right, immediately after
a small triangular area of trees.
Parking near our house is not too difficult but we should try not to
completely fill Albany Quadrant, so that the neighbours have somewhere
to park. There is room for a couple of cars in the front
yard. There are also some very wide pavements on which parking is
acceptable. If necessary we will shuffle cars around when everyone has arrived.
If coming from Edinburgh, it is now possible to take a direct train
from Waverley or Haymarket to Shettleston, using the new
If travelling by train from anywhere else, after arriving in Glasgow
catch a train from Glasgow Queen Street station to Shettleston. This
is on the line to Airdrie and Drumgelloch (and now Edinburgh), which
uses platform 9 in the low-level part of the station. Trains run every
15 minutes until early evening, and then every 30 minutes. Queen
Street to Shettleston is four stops. Note that not all of the trains
from platform 9 go to Shettleston. You need to get on a train for
Edinburgh, Airdrie or Drumgelloch, not Springburn. If you find
yourself on a Springburn train, change at Bellgrove.
From Shettleston station, leave the platform and walk through Budhill
Square, past some small shops to a roundabout. Cross the road at the
roundabout and walk along Hallhill Road with a playing field on your
right. At the end of the playing field you come to a pair of
mini-roundabouts. Go straight on at both. Just after the second one,
Hallhill Road turns off to the right at an acute angle, and the
straight ahead direction becomes Mansionhouse Drive. Albany Quadrant
is a very short cul-de-sac on the right, immediately after a small
triangular area of trees. Number 1 is on the corner, with a
By Bus (especially from Edinburgh)
The CityLink bus from Edinburgh to Glasgow can be quite
convenient. Get off at Easterhouse station and catch a train to
Shettleston. This is just two stops in the Glasgow direction. From
Shettleston station, follow the directions above for travelling by
train; start by crossing on the footbridge to the other platform.