Romance abounds in Lanarkshire
If you’re looking for a romantic break in easy travelling distance of the Central Belt, look no further than Lanarkshire.
Traditionally known for its industrial heritage, Lanarkshire is also home to many beautiful country parks and gardens as well as a host of luxury hotels and fabulous restaurants.
Shieldhill Castle, near Biggar – only 30 minutes from Edinburgh and 40 minutes from Glasgow – is the perfect place to base your stay. Set in beautiful landscaped gardens in the Upper Clyde Valley, Shieldhill has 26 rooms, some featuring four poster beds and Jacuzzi baths. They each offer privacy, exclusivity and glorious views of the gardens.
Alternatively, you may wish to explore the MacDonald Crutherland House Hotel at East Kilbride, just 20 minutes from Glasgow. Set in an 18th century manor house and surrounded by 37 acres of private grounds and woodland, the Macdonald Crutherland House Hotel is a picturesque venue for your romantic break in Lanarkshire complete with full leisure and spa facilities.
If you’re looking to get out and about, why not make a visit to Chatelherault Country Park. Within its superbly restored William Adam Hunting Lodge and Visitors Centre, you'll find both permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as a café and gift shop and beautiful historic gardens.
If it’s breathtaking scenery you’re looking for, a visit to the Falls of Clyde, just upstream from New Lanark Heritage Centre, will not disappoint. There are some beautifully romantic riverside walks around the area that will set the mood for your romantic break in Lanarkshire.