Lanarkshire's ideal location
Within easy reach of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and only around three hours from the North of Scotland and the North of England, Lanarkshire is the perfect destination for a weekend away. Whether it’s a fun-packed family break, a romantic getaway, or a country break, Lanarkshire has something for everyone.
Fun for all the family
Children will go wild for the fantastic rides at M&D’s, Scotland’s theme park, located in Strathclyde Country Park. With over 40 major rides and attractions including five rollercoasters, and an amazing indoor rainforest, you’ll be spoilt for choice for activities for the whole family. Also located in Strathclyde Park is the AlonA hotel offering stylish but comfortable accommodation- why not extend your visit to Lanarkshire with a weekend stay at the Alona Hotel and enjoy visiting some of Lanarkshire's other great attractions.
If it’s the countryside experience you’re after, a trip to the National Museum of Rural Life at Kittochside, near East Kilbride, will give you a real insight into the life of Scotland’s farming communities. With farm animals, including horses and cows, and fantastic tractor and trailer rides, kids will be captivated for hours.
For a look at Lanarkshire’s industrial heritage, a visit to Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life is a must.
If romance is on the cards, Lanarkshire’s abundance of luxury hotels will give you a base from which to explore the county’s fantastic restaurants, country parks, gardens and inspiring historical sites such as New Lanark World Heritage Site or Bothwell Castle.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
If you’re looking to make the most of the outdoors, nature trails at Calderglen and Chatelherault country parks are a great way to get up close to nature. Visitors who are feeling more adventurous can take a trip down the Clyde Valley and take a trek up Tinto Hill standing at 707m.
Accommodation to suit everyone
With such a great choice of accommodation in Lanarkshire you will be spoilt for choice for where to stay during your weekend break-enjoy the rural setting of the Abington Hotel or Corehouse Farm B&B- both offer a relaxing countryside setting where you can unwind and explore the stunning surroundings. For something a little more central, the Westerwood Hotel, Hilton Strathclyde Hotel and Holiday Inn Express Hamilton all offer great accommodation and are all conveniently located for exploring Lanarkshire's many attractions.
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