Recommended Places To Visit

Our top recommended places to visit in Clyde Valley, Lanarkshire and further afield

1 Visit Glasgow – find out more about our top highlights

2 World Heritage Site of New Lanark - New Lanark is an eighteenth century restored cotton mill village on the banks of the River Clyde, close to the Falls of Clyde in Southern Scotland. New Lanark was created as a cotton-spinning village in the late eighteenth to early nineteenth century and was transformed under the management of Robert Owen.

3 Lanark Historic market town and Royal Burgh, firmly on the national William Wallace and Braveheart trail as the place the story began.

4 Strathaven - is home to Scotland’s only annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, with everything from the castle and its 'white lady' ghost to the park and its famous Wee Train.

5 David Livingstone Centre - a biographical museum in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, dedicated to the life and work of the explorer and missionary. The centre is operated by the National Trust for Scotland and is housed in a category A listed building

6 Strathclyde Country Park - a 4 star visitor attraction with a selection of activities on offer. Sports pitches, Coarse Angling permits are available for the Loch, rivers and ponds, bridle paths for horseriding and mountain bikes for hire from the Watersports Centre. The park also has various hotels, restaurants and attractions: M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

7 Craignethan Castle (Stonehouse) sits in a beautiful setting with rugged surroundings providing magnificent views.

8 Chatelherault Country Park - a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has been described as a Jewel in the Landscape. The Park offers a fun packed diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year including children's craft workshops, guided walks and tours, treasure hunts, seasonal and themed events, and art and photographic displays

9 Hamilton - has a lot to offer, with two 5 star visitor attractions, historic buildings, and a modern shopping centre. And of course a magnificent Racecourse.

10 Biggar - & a great family day out boasting more museums per head of population than any other Scottish town. Home to Biggar Puppet Theatre

11 Bothwell - is a pleasant village within a conservation area and home to Bothwell Castle - Scotland's largest and finest 13th century castle.

12 The Antonine Way and Wall - The Antonine Way links Bo'ness on the River Forth with Old Kilpatrick just outside Glasgow on the River Clyde. There are various sections of the Antonine Wall still available to view along the 37 mile trail - it passes very close to the Falkirk Wheel - another monument albeit a little bit more modern.