Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire

Motherwell

Motherwell is one of the largest towns in Lanarkshire, situated on the east side of the Clyde Valley, 12 miles south east of Glasgow. The town has a busy town centre with a range of shops.
 

Strathclyde Country Park, centred around Strathclyde Loch and recently the venue for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Triathlon event offers great activities for everyone. From watersports, cycle hire, or a scenic stroll along the many country walks to the exciting rides on offer at M&D's, Scotland's Theme Park or relaxing lunch in one of the park's Hotels and restaurants.

For an excellent exploration of Motherwell's rich history, the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre offers an interesting, educational and fun day out. Climb the tower and get spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, and a bird's eye view of Lanarkshire and beyond.

Brief History of Motherwell 

There were settlers in the area from a very early date and Motherwell's name comes from an ancient religious well, the Mother's Well, dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Today its site is marked by a plaque in Ladywell Road.  

By the early half of the 19th century the area comprised small farming communities and the Jerviston House estate as well as a small hamlet called Motherwell.

When the railway arrived a wide range of heavy engineering companies were established, specialising in the production of munitions, bridge components and trams.

In 1959 work began on a vast new steelworks which was to become Ravenscraig, occupying much of the land to the north east of Motherwell. By the sixties, the iron industry in Motherwell was blooming and by the seventies, the various plants on the east side of Motherwell reached 13,000 people.

Today only the Dalzell Plate Mill remains of Motherwell's once thriving iron and steel industry, employing several hundred people rolling steel brought by train from Middlesborough into plate steel of various shapes and sizes.

The huge area once occupied by the Ravenscraig Steelworks has undergone massive regeneration and is now the location of new residential communities and the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. 

 

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          Motherwell self catering
          Motherwell
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          Modern detached house provides luxurious and extensive accommodation; close to good road and rail network. Ideal for families, business trip or a holiday in Lanarkshire.

          0.39 Miles
        • Moorings Hotel
          Moorings Hotel
          Motherwell
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          The Moorings Hotel resides within a 19th century house which has been refurbished to offer stylish and comfortable 21st century facilities.

          0.71 Miles
        • Bentley Hotel
          The Bentley Hotel
          Motherwell

          Lying between Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Bentley Hotel enjoys a great location for visiting Scotland's cities as well as for exploring the rich industrial history of Lanarkshire.

          0.75 Miles
        • Dalziel Park Hotel - Internal
          Dalziel Park Hotel and Conference Centre
          Motherwell
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          The stylish Dalziel Park Hotel & Conference Centre lies in an idyllic peaceful woodland setting on the outskirts of Motherwell and has its own golf course.

          1.84 Miles
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          Avonbridge Hotel
          Hamilton

          The Avonbridge is a family run hotel situated in the town of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

          1.90 Miles
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          Holiday Inn Express - Hamilton
          Hamilton
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          Near to Strathclyde Country Park the Holiday Inn Express - Hamilton, offers relaxing, stylish and comfortable stays for all guests.

          2.08 Miles
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          Days Inn Hamilton
          Hamilton

          The Days Inn Hamilton lies just off of the M74 at the Hamilton motorway service area, and is a great stopover point for further travel or for exploring Glasgow and Lanarkshire.

          2.11 Miles
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          AlonA Hotel
          Motherwell
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          The AlonA hotel lies on the banks of Strathclyde Loch, within the scenic grounds of Strathclyde Country Park.

          2.55 Miles
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          Westwood Lodge - Hamilton Park Racecourse
          Hamilton
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          Recently refurbished hostel accommodation ideally situated to access all of Lanarkshire's excellent amenities and also within easy travel of Glasgow & Edinburgh

          2.87 Miles
        • Holiday Inn Express Strathclyde
          Holiday Inn Express - Strathclyde
          Motherwell

          The Holiday Inn Express Strathclyde enjoys a great location. Close to both Glasgow and Edinburgh the Inn also enjoys access to excellent countryside in the form of Strathclyde Country Park.

          2.96 Miles
        • New College Lanarkshire Motherwell Campus
          New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell College
          Motherwell
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          Brand new purpose built quality campus accommodation, close to all amenities, with extensive on site facilties

          2.96 Miles
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          Dakota Hotel
          Motherwell

          The Dakota is an award winning hotel located at the modern Eurocentral Business Park, Motherwell.

          2.96 Miles
      • Things to See & Do Nearby
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            Baron's Haugh
            Motherwell

            Community nature reserve on the edge of Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

            0.62 Miles
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            Dalzell Park Estate
            Motherwell

            Dalzell Park Estate is the perfect place to enjoy nature and history! Walk one of the 5 coloured way marked routes, and see the Covenanters Oak, near the main house, possibly the oldest living thing in Lanarkshire!

            0.70 Miles
          • Hamilton Mausoleum
            Lanarkshire Family History Society
            Motherwell

            The Lanarkshire Family History Society is located in Motherwell and is dedicated to researching the family history of the people of Lanarkshire and also holds information on others areas of Scotland

            0.71 Miles
          • Dalziel House
            North Lanarkshire Heritage and Geneaology
            Motherwell

            Would you like to know more about where you came from? Trace your roots in North Lanarkshire and walk in the footsteps of your ancestors.

            0.74 Miles
          • North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
            North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

            This stunning contemporary building is a four star visitor attraction and hosts many exhibitions and events. The Centre is also the home of North Lanarkshire's extensive archive collection.

            0.76 Miles
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            Aquatec
            Motherwell

            Fan leisure pool in the heart of Motherwell

            0.77 Miles
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            Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
            Motherwell

            Experience one of Scotland's largest sports facilities

            0.89 Miles
          • Strathclyde Park Sailing
            Strathclyde Country Park
            Motherwell

            Once of Scotland's best locations for outdoor recreation, there is something for everyone at Strathclyde Country Park!

            1.31 Miles
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            Clyde Walkway
            Motherwell

            Clyde Walkway is a 40 mile walking and cycling trail that follows the River Clyde from the centre of Glasgow to the Falls of Clyde at New Lanark. Ideal for wildlife and countryside enthusiasts.

            1.67 Miles
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            Strathclyde Country Park to Chatelherault cycle
            Motherwell

            Strathclyde Country Park is an ideal start point for exploring the surrounding area by bike. Try out the new cycle path to Chatelherault, a destination both stunning and steeped in history.

            1.67 Miles
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            Strathclyde Park Watersports Centre
            Motherwell

            Host venue for rowing events and for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Triathlon event. The lively hub for all sports & leisure activities at Strathclyde Country Park

            1.67 Miles
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            Hamilton Golf Club
            Hamilton

            A wooded, 18 hole parkland course just over a mile from Hamilton town centre, the course throws up a worthy challenge to any level of golfer.

            1.78 Miles
        • Events Nearby
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              Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
              Motherwell

              Aly and Phil have performed together for over 25 years, picking up the BBC Folk Award for Best Duo along the way.

              0.09 Miles
            • Basil Brush
              The Basil Brush Show
              Motherwell

              Basil Brush is a cheeky, irreverent, charming, naughty, quick-witted, scheming and foxy, but at the same time he’s kind, caring and affectionate.

              0.09 Miles
            • Lego Lets Go
              LEGO Let's Go
              Motherwell

              LEGO Let's Go - This summer Brick Built: Iconic Creations in Lego comes to Motherwell!

              0.77 Miles
            • Low Parks Museum
              Walk and Talk with Ken McLuskey
              Hamilton

              Join Ken McLuskey as he guides us through our temporary exhibition, What Presence! Rock photography by Harry Papadpoulos.

              2.19 Miles

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