Here you will find more information on Lanarkshire's towns and villages, our world heritage sites and why they are important and some interesting facts about Lanarkshire.
Places - Highlights
World famous visitor attraction, this unique 18th century cotton mill village by the stunning Falls of Clyde, has been carefully restored as a living community and multi award winning visitor centre.
Whether you enjoy visiting a World Heritage site, a medieval village or want to shop till you drop, Lanarkshire's towns and villages offer this and everything in between!
Towns and Villages
Definitely a must visit in Lanarkshire. Our world heritage sites stand alongside others such as the Great Wall of China, Pyramids in Egypt and the Acroplis in Athens.
World Heritage Sites
Did you know we're world famous. Lanarkshire has many firsts and special things you should know.
Did you know
Browse Towns & Villages in Lanarkshire
Abington, an ideal location for a family day out in the rolling Lowther hills by the River Clyde.
Reflecting its roots as a market town, modern Airdrie has retained its traditional centre – giving...
Birthplace of Sir Matt Busby, Belshill was originally an agricultural hamlet, but the town grew as...
Biggar, a great family day out boasting more museums per head of population than any other Scottish...
The family will love a fun day out at the David Livingstone Centre in Blantyre. See the story come...
Visit Bothwell Castle - Scotland's largest and finest 13th century castle.
Experience the thrill of hi-octane indoor karting, and the competitiveness of indoor paintballing...
A bustling market town overlooking the Clyde Valley.
Enjoy a day out in Carnwath, and see the spectacle of the oldest foot race in Scotland - the Red...
Cleland is a small, traditional village located near Motherwell and Wishaw.
Once known as the 'Iron Burgh' because of its many ironworks, Coatbridge is now home to the...
The tranquil village of Crawfordjohn is located deep in beautiful, scenic, rural South Lanarkshire
Nestling between Cumbernauld and Kilsyth the village of Croy sits alongside the Antonine Wall World...
Looking for a town with plenty to do for all the family? You’ve found it in Cumbernauld. This New...
The charming hamlet of Dalserf can be found along the picturesque Clyde Valley Tourist Route
Dolphinton is a small village in rural Lanarkshire, set in the beautiful rolling countryside of the...
Douglas has lots of offer the day visitor, with historic buildings, medieval character and links to...
Fantastic shopping, 4 and 5 star visitor attractions, make for a great family day out in East...
A small Lanarkshire village.
Forth and Clyde Canal
The Forth and Clyde Canal stretches 35 miles accross the narrowest part of the Scottish Lowlands.
Gartcosh is a village in North Lanarkshire, lying to the East of Glasgow and just North of...
With two 5 star visitor attractions, historic buildings, and a modern shopping centre, Hamilton has...
The Kelvin Valley, situated within North Lanarkshire, features some of Scotland's most beautiful...
This historic Burgh, has a lot to delight visitors. Enjoy the Forth & Clyde Canal, explore the...
Historic market town and Royal Burgh, firmly on the national William Wallace and Braveheart trail...
Larkhall lies on the edge of the scenic Clyde Valley between the River Clyde and the Avon Water.
Visit the highest narrow gause railway and golf course in Britain. A great day out for all in...
Lesmahagow sits on high ground in rural Lanarkshire, with scenic views over the Clyde Valley
Think of Motherwell, and you probably think of Strathclyde Country Park. But the Park is just one...
Muirhead is a small rural community situated 7 miles from Glasgow and 6 miles from Cumbernauld. ...
From shopping to the arts, sitting on the south bank of the Clyde, Rutherglen has a lot to offer...
Stonehouse is situated on the River Avon in the heart of rural Lanarkshire, an area of natural...
Strathaven is home to Scotland’s only annual Hot Air Balloon Festival, with everything from the...
Uddingston is a thriving town with a vibrant centre and nightlife.
Wishaw and Shotts
The village of Shotts offers the opportunity to get off the beaten track.
Lanarkshire has something to offer every visitor.
By road or rail Lanarkshire is less than an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
If you want to unwind on your days out, you'll enjoy the walking trails, country parks and cycle paths. If you seek adventure, try out some rock climbing, water sports or horse riding. If you crave a great day out experiencing our culture, be inspired by our musuems, historic castles and industrial heritage along the way.
From Kilsyth, the Forth and Clyde Canal, and the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site in the North, Lanarkshire stretches down through Cumbernauld, Airdrie, Motherwell and into the expanse ofStrathclyde 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. You will then be in the scenic beauty of the Lowther Hills and on the edge of the Southern Uplands and the Southern Upland Way.