On the southeastern outskirts of Glasgow sits the town of Motherwell, which was once the centre of Scotland’s steel and coal industries. Today, visitors can explore the rich industrial history by visiting the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre. For those less interested in the local history, which stretches back to the Roman era, a trip to the Heritage Centre is still worth the time as it boasts some incredible views of the surrounding Clyde Valley and Ben Lomond. Motherwell also makes for a perfect town-visit to pair alongside the nearby town of Hamilton.
Stay in Hotels near Strathclyde Country Park
Between the towns of Motherwell and Hamilton you’ll find Strathclyde Country Park, a host site for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. With over 400 hectares of countryside, along with the waters of Strathclyde Loch, the park is a dream destination for outdoor enthusiasts and sports fans alike. Enjoy everything from sailing and windsurfing to trekking and cycling.
Visit the Nearby Town of Hamilton
If you’re staying in Motherwell or Glasgow, a visit to Hamilton is a must. This quaint and historic town was once the fiefdom of the Dukes of Hamilton, and visitors can still visit the family’s renowned mausoleum, as well as their hunting lodge at Chatelherault Country Park, where you can take tours of the grounds and enjoy nature trails, and an adventure playground for kids.
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