Lanarkshire has lots to offer every visitor
Whether you enjoy visiting historic market towns or large modern indoor shopping centres, Lanarkshire's towns and villages offer a variety of different days out.
The towns and villages of Lanarkshire are diverse, each with a different history and offering. They range from historic market towns, home to beautiful 19th century buildings which reflect the wealth generated during the industrial revolution to easily accessible indoor shopping centres which offer a variety of retail outlets and services.
From Kilsyth, the Forth and Clyde Canal, and the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site in the North, Lanarkshire stretches down through Cumbernauld, Airdrie, Coatbridge and Motherwell, into the expanse of Strathclyde Country Park.
You can then join the Clyde Valley Tourist Route in Hamilton and wind down the Clyde Valley through Chatelherault Country Park, the garden centres and picturesque villages along the route, to the Royal Burgh of Lanark, and onto the award winning New Lanark World Heritage Site. Continuing along the Clyde Valley Tourist Route, you will visit Biggar, and the rural villages of Abington, Crawford, Leadhills and Elvanfoot. This leads into the scenic beauty of the Lowther Hills and on the edge of the Southern Uplands and the Southern Upland Way.
A brief history of each town is included for those interested in learning about the area and information on how to get there - by road or rail many areas are less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh.