Clyde Valley Tourist Route
If you take the Clyde Valley Tourist Route just off the M74 you will discover the real, beautiful Scotland. Driving along the M74 Turn off the M74 at Abington (or Hamilton if approaching from the opposite direction) and follow the River Clyde through an area of contrasting landscapes, rich in historical interest. You will find lots of great attractions which make a great day out including the World Heritage Site - New Lanark village, the model industrial community founded by David Dale in the late 18th century and developed by, Robert Owen. Also well worth a visit are the magnificently restored former hunting lodge of Chatelherault, near to Hamilton; the David Livingstone Centre at Blantyre or the cluster of fascinating museums around the market town of Biggar. If you want to try something more strenuous, you can take advantage of the extensive watersports facilities, theme park and nature trails at Strathclyde Country Park.
The route is lined with a variety of garden centres with fabulous catering and an amazing aray of flowers and gifts you will really enjoy this interesting and different shopping experience.