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Things to see and do in Lanarkshire

With beautiful country parks offering amazing scenery, a wide range of museums uncovering local history, visitor centres and attractions that allow you to get up close and personal with some local and exotic animals and a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities, there really is something for everyone in Lanarkshire!

Lanarkshire is home to two world heritage sites, New Lanark and the Antonine Wall and VisitScotland four and five star visitor attractions including: Chatelherault Country Park, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, the National Museum of Rural Life and Low Parks Museum, its plain to see that Lanarkshire offers some of the best days out in Scotland.

After enjoying what Lanarkshire has to offer, make sure you take advantage of our great accommodation and eating and drinking options. Whatever your budget or preference - there are a variety of different places to stay from unique B and B's to luxury hotels. Whether you desire to indulge in fine dining or fancy treating the family to one of our award winning fish and chip shops we have options to satisfy all tastes!

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    • Carron Valley
      Kelvin Valley

      If you enjoy the countryside and woodland walks or seek challenging mountain bike trails the Carron Valley is the place to visit.

    • Dumbreck Marsh
      Kilsyth

      Discover Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve, near Kilsyth, Lanarkshire.

    • Gartcosh Local Nature Reserve
      Gartcosh

      Many people visit the reserve to enjoy the wealth of wildlife and the range of habitats present, which vary from the bluebell woods to wildflower rich meadows and small ponds full of dragonflies.

    • Rhuallan Raptors
      Biggar

      Enjoy a personalised Falconry Experience or a Hawk Walk, whichever you choose Rhuallan Raptors will be sure to delight!

    • Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde
      Lanark

      The Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve in New Lanark is located in ancient woodland with the infamous and spectacular falls.

    • Baron's Haugh
      Motherwell

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

    • Feufield
      Biggar

      Enjoy a visit to Feufield, an animal sanctuary and charity which is an ethical and totally free range smallholding set in the idyllic surroundings of the Tinto Hills and Biggar.

    • Amazonia
      Motherwell

      Scotland's largest indoor tropical rainforest with over 70 different species.

    • World of Wings
      Cumbernauld

      World of Wings is Scotland’s largest bird of prey centre open to the public and hosts a wide collection including vultures, hawks, falcons, owls, parrots and eagles.

    • Bedlam Paintball
      Cumbernauld

      A purpose-built facility near Cumbernauld - only 20 minutes from Glasgow and easily accessible from the M8 and the M80

    • Biggar Adventure Ltd
      Biggar

      Whatever you want to do, its sure to be a Biggar Adventure!

    • Cloudbusters
      East Kilbride

      Cloudbusters offers visitors the opportunity to try the sport of paragliding and paramotoring.

    • Cumbernauld Outdoor Activity Centre
      Cumbernauld

      A range of amazing activities on offer, from falconry displays to off road driving- there really is something for everyone!

    • Heli Air
      Cumbernauld

      Learning to fly a helicopter is a magical experience, and Heli Air can make your dream come true.

    • Lasertag
      Cumbernauld

      A state-of-the-art team game using infra-red light called laser tag equipment

    • Leading Edge Aviation
      Cumbernauld

      Enjoy seeing Scotland from the air! Leading Edge brings a friendly and professional approach to flying from its base in Cumbernauld.

    • Microlight Scotland
      Strathaven

      Microlight Scotland runs one-hour Microlight flight experiences that offer a bird’s eye view of all the major landmarks in the area such as Bothwell Castle and New Lanark.

    • Outdoor Trax
      Kilsyth

      Bike Hire, Canoe Hire and Kayak Hire facility based at Auchinstarry, Kilsyth.

    • Scotair Balloons
      Biggar

      Scotair Balloons offer hot air balloon flights from Biggar, Lanark, Broughton and Crossford in the Clyde Valley

    • SD Adventures
      Kilsyth

      Explore Scotland’s scenic locations whilst enjoying thrilling outdoor activities with SD Adventures.

    • 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

    • Wiston Lodge Multi Activity Centre
      Biggar

      Enjoy a wide range of outdoor adventure activities at Wiston Lodge

    • Lowther Hills Ski Club
      Leadhills

      Enjoy these volunteer run skiing facilities in the Lowther Hills.

    • Airdrie Central Park
      Airdie

      With a play area for younger and older children and plenty of space for both families and friends looking for a relaxing day out.

    • Biggar Park
      Biggar

      Beautifully presented local park in Lanarkshire ideal for a fun family day out.

    • Cambuslang Park
      Cambuslang

      Cambuslang Park spans 27 acres, with contrasting open park land and the woodland and riverside areas of Borgie Glen.

    • Chatelherault Country Park
      Hamilton

      One of Lanarkshire's premier family day out destinations, Chatelherault Country Park, now also holds the accolade of being graded a 5 star visitor VisitScotland attraction.

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    • Colzium Lennox Estate
      Kilsyth

      The idyllic Colzium Lennox Estate surrounds the historic Colzium House in Kilsyth.

    • Cumbernauld Community Park
      Cumbernauld

      Cumbernauld Community Park is a open space and woodland area situated just off the A80.

    • Cumbernauld House Park
      Cumbernauld

      Cumbernauld House Park is located near the Cumbernauld Glen in Cumbernauld, 5 minutes drive from the town centre, library and museum.

    • 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!

    • Drumpellier Country Park
      Coatbridge

      Take a walk round the park and peace garden then relax in the visitor centre and cafe (4 star visitor attraction) located at the Coatbridge entrance of the park.

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    • Lanark Loch
      Lanark

      Lanark Loch is an ideal day out for all the family, there are lots of activities to keep everyone entertained including boating, pitch and putt and trampolines.

    • Palacerigg Country Park
      Cumbernauld

      Children will love seeing the park's many animals, playing in the children's play area and walking the treetop walkway!

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    • Strathaven Park
      Strathaven

      A beautiful, peaceful area in the busy market town of Strathaven

    • Strathclyde Country Park
      Motherwell

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

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    • Viewpark Gardens
      Uddingston

      Located in Uddingston, Viewpark Gardens is a horticultural centre that incorporates several types of gardens and glasshouse displays.

    • Caldercruix Countryside & Nature Park
      Airdie

      A community park managed by local volunteers - somewhere local people and visitors can enjoy the countryside.

    • Calderglen Country Park
      East Kilbride

      Calderglen Country Park is a four star tourist attraction with play areas, walks and children's zoo. The park extends along a scenic wooded glen forged out by the Rotten Calder River, a tributary of the River Clyde.

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    • Castlebank Park
      Lanark

      Castlebank Park lies near the former site of Lanark Castle with access to the Clyde Walkway.

    • James Hamilton Heritage Park
      East Kilbride

      James Hamilton Heritage Park is a 4 Star activity centre based in East Kilbride

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    • Wooddean Park
      Bothwell

      Wooddean Park, Bothwell has a grass football pitch and childrens play area.

    • Valley International Park
      Carluke

      Valley International Park in Crossford is in the heart of the magnificent Clyde Valley.

    • John Hastie Museum
      Strathaven

      Popular local history museum combine a visit to the museum with a day at Strathaven Park for a fun family days out.

    • Airdrie and District Angling Club
      Airdie

      Hillend Loch in Airdrie is an attractive and mature reservoir well stocked with both brown and rainbow trout. Both bank fishing and boat fishing are permitted.

    • Clarkston Angling Club
      Airdie

      Clarkston Angling Club are based at the Lilly Loch - a Rainbow and Brown Trout fishery and is located at Hillend near Airdrie.

    • Drumpellier Angling Club
      Coatbridge

      The Lochend Loch is set in the beautiful Drumpellier Country Park. Membership and season tickets are available from Drumpellier Angling Club.

    • East Kilbride Angling Club
      East Kilbride

      The East Kilbride Angling Club has been in existence since 1961, fishing the River Calder which flows through the beautiful Calderglen Country Park.

    • Kypeside Fishery
      Strathaven

      The Kypeside fishery boast a healthy stock of a variety of fish including Rainbows, Browns, Tigers, Golds and other Hybrids.

    • Magiscroft Fishery
      Cumbernauld

      With seven waters and a huge variety of fish Magiscroft has lots of choice. The fishery promotes a great family atmosphere and the Picnic & Play Area is perfect for family days out.

    • Springfield Fishery
      Carluke

      Springfield Fishery is located in Springfield Resevoir, a 32 acre stillwater loch outside Carluke.

    • Tinto Trout Fisheries
      Biggar

      Tinto Trout Fisheries nestles on the north-western side of the dramatic Tinto hills.

    • Upper Avon Angling Club
      Larkhall

      Come along to the the River Avon for a great day out fishing on this beautiful 18 mile stretch of water.

    • Avon Trout Fishery
      Airdie

      Avon Trout Fishery is located at Greendykeside wind farm overlooking the Trossachs and Ochil Hills.

    • Greenfields of Avondale
      Strathaven

      An equestrian training and competition facility located near the historic town of Strathaven

    • Hamilton Park Racecourse
      Hamilton

      The course has a peaceful relaxed atmosphere and hosts Flat racing from April right through to September.

    • Scottish Equestrian Centre Hotel
      Lanark

      Visit the Scottish Equestrian Hotel complex the UK’s largest horse Riding Holiday Centre.

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    • Tannoch Stables
      Cumbernauld

      A full range of horses are available to suit novices though to serious competition riders.

    • Weston Farm
      Lanark

      Weston Farm in Dunsyre offers horse accommodation and many exciting riding opportunities in 900 acres of rural farmland

    • Biggar Puppet Theatre
      Biggar

      A visit to the Biggar Puppet Theatre, a victorian style puppet theatre is a great day out for all the family.

    • Cumbernauld Theatre
      Cumbernauld

      Production of in house theatre and tour theatre across Scotland and internationally. Ideal for a great day out with the family.

    • East Kilbride Village Theatre
      East Kilbride

      East Kilbride Village Theatre is situated in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire. It's varied programme caters for a wide range of tastes so why not take a look and organise a great day out for the family.

    • Motherwell Theatre
      Motherwell

      Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre is a large multi purpose arts and entertainments facility.

    • Café Ceramico
      East Kilbride

      Café Ceramico is a 3 Star visitor attraction based in East Kilbride which aims to provide a fun, creative environment for ceramic painting.

    • East Kilbride Arts Centre
      East Kilbride

      The Arts centre was established in 1994 as East Kilbride's artistic hub. The building contains a studio theatre, a gallery space and a cafe and hosts many events and exhibitions.

    • Odeon East Kilbride
      East Kilbride

      Finish off a great days out shopping at one Scotland’s largest indoor shopping centres with a trip to the cinema.

    • Showcase Cinema Complex
      Coatbridge

      Enjoy a great night out at this 18 screen cinema complex in Lanarkshire.

    • VUE Cinema, Hamilton
      Hamilton

      With one the largest cinema screens in Scotland

    • M&D's Theme Park
      Motherwell

      M & Ds - Scotlands Theme Park in Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

    • ScotKart Indoor Karting and Combat City
      Rutherglen

      Scotkart Indoor Kart Racing - featuring one of the largest indoor circuits in Glasgow, Scotland. Have a fun day out experiencing the world of competitive motorsport in a safe, friendly environment.

    • Lanark Racecourse
      Lanark

      Lanark Racecourse was a Scottish horse racing venue, situated in Lanark reportedly founded by King William the Lion of Scotland (1165-1214)

    • EK Park - Playsport
      East Kilbride

      EK Park is a indoor skate park located in the outskirts of East Kilbride, offering 20,000 square feet of skateboarding, BMX and rollerblading fun for all levels of experience.

    • The Time Capsule
      Coatbridge

      Located in Coatbridge, The Time Capsule has long enjoyed a reputation as being a great day out for the family

    • Hamilton Water Palace
      Hamilton

      Hamilton Water Palace offers a great day out for families and children.

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    • Dollan Aqua Centre
      East Kilbride

      In addition to being a first class leisure facility, the Dollan Aqua Centre in East Kilbride, Lanarkshire is also reknowned for its striking architecture.

    • Aquatec
      Motherwell

      Fan leisure pool in the heart of Motherwell

    • East Kilbride Ice Rink
      East Kilbride

      The East Kilbride Ice Rink is based within the East Kilbride Shopping Centre

    • The Bubbles Factory Childrens Soft Play
      Carluke

      A state of the art, purpose built building The Bubbles Factory offers children the chance to explore, be active, make new friends and use up some of that endless energy!

    • Strathaven Leisure Centre
      Strathaven

      A multi-purpose sports and leisure facility

    • Broadwood Stadium
      Cumbernauld

      Broadwood Stadium is a 10,000 all seated multi-use stadium complex

    • Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility
      Motherwell

      Experience one of Scotland's largest sports facilities

    • Air Space - Playsport
      East Kilbride

      Europe's Biggest Indoor Trampoline Park

    • Biggar Albion Archive
      Biggar

      The Albion Club and The Albion Archive and is based in Biggar, where Thomas Blackwood Murray (co-founder of Albion) built and tested the first Albion car.

    • Brownsbank Cottage
      Biggar

      Get an insight into Scotland's cultural history at Brownsbank Cottage, formerly the home of the poet Hugh Mcdiarmid

    • Whitelee Wind Farm
      East Kilbride

      Situated in the centre on Eaglesham moor, Whitelee is the largest onshore windfarm in Europe and with over 90kms of trails there's lots to explore.

    • Airdrie Observatory
      Airdie

      One of only 4 observatories operating in the UK. Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for adults and children alike.

    • Antonine Wall
      Cumbernauld

      The Antonine Wall a UNESCO world heritage site

    • Bothwell Castle
      Bothwell

      Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland. In a beautiful setting overlooking the River Clyde. One of the outstanding monuments of medieval Scotland.

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    • Auchinstarry Marina
      Kilsyth

      On the banks of the Forth & Clyde Canal between the historic mining towns of Kilsyth and Croy lies British Waterways, Scottish flagship destination, Auchinstarry Marina.

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    • Craignethan Castle
      Lanark

      Hidden away in the rolling hills of Clydesdale in Lanark, Craignethan Castle is the last great private stronghold constructed in Scotland.

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    • Hamilton Mausoleum
      Hamilton

      A remarkable Roman-style domed structure of panelled masonry. Hamilton Mausoleum is well worth a visit to see one of the finest private tombs in the country and hear one of the longest echoes in the world!

    • Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway
      Leadhills

      Wanlockhead is the highest village in Scotland and the location of Britain's highest adhesion railway!

    • Leadhills Miners Library
      Leadhills

      Leadhills has a unique place in British history as home of the oldest subscription library in the British Isles. Founded in 1741 this library has a fascinating collection of books.

    • Strathaven Castle
      Strathaven

      Come along to Strathaven Castle, Strathaven, for a great day out steeped in history. Ideal for all the family.

    • The Scots Mining Company House
      Leadhills

      Former office of the Scots Mining Company in Leadhills the highest village in Scotland.

    • Wilsontown Ironworks Heritage Project
      Lanark

      Discover Lanarkshire's hidden history at the Wilsontown Ironworks Heritage Project. Lanarkshire's industrial and natural history are intertwined at this historic site.

    • New Lanark World Heritage Site
      New Lanark

      The award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre tells the fascinating story of the cotton mill village of New Lanark which was founded in the 18th century.

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    • Hunter House Cafe
      East Kilbride

      Hunter House Museum told the story of the childhood, life and work of the Hunter brothers. Following its closure in 2011, the museum has now been transformed into a cafe which is ran by Calderwood Baptist Church.

    • Strathaven Gallery
      Strathaven

      Strathaven Gallery opened its doors on December 5, 2012, and Lucy has built up a loyal following - both locally and further afield.

    • 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.

    • South Lanarkshire Heritage and Genealogy

      Genealogy has never been more popular - it is one of the world’s fastest growing hobbies. Tracing your family history is a journey of discovery.

    • 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

    • Crawfordjohn Heritage Venture
      Crawfordjohn

      Crawfordjohn Heritage Centre will give you an interesting glimpse of past life in this remote, rural area of South Lanarkshire

    • Croy, Monklands and Stonehouse Heritage and Historical Societies
      Croy

      There are various Historical Societies throughout Lanarkshire. These groups aim to preserve and protect the historical, archaeological and architectural heritage within their local area.

    • Shotts Heritage Centre
      Shotts

      Explore the history of the town of Shotts, North Lanarkshire from the 17th century to the present day.

    • Barry Douglas Bakers
      Hamilton

      One of the oldest bakeries in Hamilton

    • Brooks (Furnishings)
      Carluke

      Part of the Brooks family, a sixth generation family business dating back to the 1850's.

    • Brooks (Clothing)
      Lanark

      Synonymous with quality and choice, Brooks is a sixth generation family run business dating from the 1850's.

    • Brookside Garden Centre
      Hamilton

      Brookside Garden Centre is located on the Clyde Valley Road, Lanarkshire.

    • Cairn Foods
      Biggar

      Based in Biggar, Cairn Foods have been supplying the highest quality food ingredients to their customers for over 20 years

    • Carinos
      Bothwell

      Carinos is an exclusive lingerie shop on Bothwell Main Street, Lanarkshire.

    • Cones and Candies
      Biggar

      Different kinds of sweets and candies for children and adults alike.

    • Deanbank
      Biggar

      A family smallholding producing the very best farmshop produce

    • East Kilbride Shopping Centre
      East Kilbride

      East Kilbride has over 200 exciting retail and catering outlets, in an undercover shopping centre, open 7 days of the week.

    • Elspeth Hamilton Perfumery
      Hamilton

      Specialised perfumery offering fragrances for men and women based in Hamilton.

    • Feufield Farm
      Biggar

      Ethical, free range smallholding in Biggar, South Lanarkhshire.

    • Floral 'n' Hardy Florists
      Lanark

      Floral 'n' Hardy is a small but highly experienced family run business based in the town of Lanark the picturesque Clyde Valley

    • Flowers of Scotland

      Flowers of Scotland is situated in the heart of the famous Clyde Valley. It has a Garden Centre, a modern Coffee Shop, a large kids play area, and two friendly resident Highland Cows called Bruce and Wallace.

    • Gemz
      Lanark

      Visit this lovely jewellers shop on the High Street in Lanark.

    • Harrisons Kilt and Dress Hire
      Hamilton

      Long established kilt and dress hire shop located in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

    • Ivory Pinks
      Bothwell

      For over a decade Ivory Pinks has been supplying its clients with stunning floral arrangements.

    • J&M Craig
      Carluke

      A family run business, specialising in quality Clyde Valley tomatoes.

    • John Hannah Growers
      Lanark

      Established in 1938, this is a family run business producing quality Scottish strawberries

    • Kaos
      Blantyre

      Lanarkshire's only independent street store specializing in Ice Skates

    • Lanarkshire Farmers Markets
      Lanark

      Local, high quality produce sold at Farmers markets in various Lanarkshire locations throughout the year

    • Lillypad Retail
      Biggar

      Childrens Clothing Retailer

    • Mackinnon Mills
      Coatbridge

      Ideally situated in Coatbridge at one of the best connected locations in Scotland.

    • Mollinsburn Organics
      Muirhead

      Mollinsburn Organics - a wide variety of organic produce

    • Natural Source, Health and Wholefoods
      Lanark

      Quality wholefoods, natural and organic products, herbal remedies and much more.

    • New Lanark World Heritage Site Gift Shop
      New Lanark

      Part of the New Lanark World Heritage Site, the gift shop provides a wide range of gifts and hand knitting yarn produced in New Lanark.

    • Overton Farm
      Carluke

      A rustic farm shop selling a wide range of fresh meat and vegetables

    • Pekino
      Bothwell

      Pekino's is an exclusive childrens clothing store based in Main Street in Bothwell.

    • Regent Shopping Centre
      Hamilton

      A combination of big store names and a variety of speciality shops makes the Regent Shopping Centre, Hamilton, a great place to shop.

    • Reynolds Preserves
      Muirhead

      Handmade high quality chutneys and preserves

    • Sandyholm Coffee Shop
      Carluke

      Enjoy a meal or cup of coffee after shopping at Dobbies Garden Centre

    • Soaves Ice Cream
      Muirhead

      Scottish Italian Ice Cream made in Muirhead

    • Solely Tempted by Brooks
      Lanark

      A selection of boots, sandals, casual and dress shoes.

    • Speciality Cakes
      Cambuslang

      A large speciality cake shop showcasing a range of reasonably-prices cakes to fit all occasions.

    • Taylors of Biggar
      Biggar

      Manufacturers and wholesalers of quality old fashioned dairy ice cream, made from only natural ingredients.

    • The Apple Pie Bakery
      Lanark

      A small village bakery situated in the village of Carnwath, offering a large selection of homemade pies, pastries, celebration cakes and delicious light snacks

    • The Great Clydesdale Food Company
      Lanark

      Enjoy homemade soups, pates, ready meals, cakes and desserts delivered fresh to your door

    • The Village Bakery
      Carluke

      Visit Lanarkshire's best kept secret, the Village Bakery

    • Thomas Tunnocks Ltd
      Uddingston

      Tunnocks is a scottish treasure in the form of confectionary that is exported all over the world

    • Thorntonhall Farmhouse Ice Cream

      A friendly farm producing luxury ice cream using its own milk, Corrie Mains Free Range Eggs and other fine ingredients.

    • Bellshill Golf Club
      Bellshill

      Enjoy a days out golfing in the heart of Lanarkshire overlooking Strathclyde Park.

    • Blairbeth Golf Club
      Rutherglen

      Traditional golf course situated near Rutherglen, below the Cathkin Braes.

    • Bothwell Castle Golf Club
      Bothwell

      Flat 18 hole Scottish parkland golf course located near to the historic attraction of Bothwell castle.

    • Broadlees Golf
      Strathaven

      Enjoy a day of golf on Broadlees high quality driving range and 9 hole golf course.

    • Calderbraes Golf Club
      Uddingston

      Hilly woodland 9 hole golf course with panoramic views.

    • Cambuslang Golf Club
      Cambuslang

      Challenging nine hole golf course in attractive tree lined surroundings, easily accessed from the M74.

    • Carluke Golf Club
      Carluke

      Long established 18 hole parkland golf course in a rural setting in the Clyde Valley.

    • Carnwath Golf Club
      Carnwath

      Popular 18 hole golf course founded in 1907, with Carnwath Motte still standing behind the first green.

    • Cathkin Braes Golf Club
      Cambuslang

      Delightful moorland golf course located 650m above sea level with views to the Campsies and Arran Hills.

    • Coatbridge Golf Club
      Coatbridge

      Municipal Golf 18 hole course and driving range adjacent to Drumpellier Country Park.

    • Crowwood Golf Club
      Muirhead

      Beautiful parkland 9 hole golf course within easy reach of Glasgow.

    • Dalziel Park Golf Club
      Motherwell

      A challenging but pleasurable 9 hole, par 35 golf course set in mature woods and parkland in Motherwell.

    • Douglas Water Golf Club
      Lanark

      Douglas Water Golf Club is an attractive 9 hole course on a hill above Douglas Water.

    • Drumpellier Golf Club
      Coatbridge

      Enjoy a round of golf at one of Lanarkshire's most popular golf courses.

    • Dullatur Golf Club
      Cumbernauld

      Overlooking the Kilsyth Hills and Campsie Fells, Dullatur Golf club has two 18 hole courses as well as a range of facilities.

    • East Kilbride Golf Club
      East Kilbride

      With its 18 holes East Kilbride is an interesting course with variable topography and some testing greens.

    • Gary Mitchell Golf
      Uddingston

      Enjoy the large golf shop and driving range at Gary Mitchell Golf in Uddingston

    • 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.

    • Hollandbush Golf Club
      Lesmahagow

      Enjoy panoramic views from this 18 hole course in rural South Lanarkshire.

    • Kilsyth Lennox Golf Club
      Kilsyth

      Enjoy at days golf at this picturesque 18 hole course with views of the campsie fells.

    • Kirkhill Golf Club
      Cambuslang

      One of the premier parkland courses in the area with 18 holes and panoramic views over the City of Glasgow.

    • Lanark Golf Club
      Lanark

      Lanark Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the world. There are 2 moorland courses, 9 hole and 18 hole, with beautiful views of the Clyde Valley.

    • Langlands Golf Club
      East Kilbride

      Langlands is a municipal moorland 18 hole course which is now one of the most popular municipal courses in the Greater Glasgow area.

    • Larkhall Golf Club
      Larkhall

      Larkhall is a 9 hole course with a great reputation for year round playability.

    • Leadhills Golf Club
      Leadhills

      Leadhills Golf Course in Lanarkshire is the highest course in Scotland at 1500 ft above sea level.

    • Lochview Family Golf Centre
      Coatbridge

      Lochview Family Golf Centre with 18 hole golf course and driving range boasts top of the range sporting facilities due to its £1 million refurbishment.

    • Palacerigg Golf Club
      Cumbernauld

      Attractive course set in mature woodland, in Palacerigg Country Park.

    • Playsport Golf
      East Kilbride

      With a 2 tier 56 bay driving range, and 9 hole course, the impressive Playsport Golf is the ideal place to improve your golfing game!

    • Shotts Golf Club
      Shotts

      A picturesque 18 hole course, located 800 feet above sea level.

    • Strathaven Golf Club
      Strathaven

      Spend a day on this lovely tree-lined, undulating parkland 18 hole course.

    • Strathclyde Park Golf Club
      Hamilton

      Strathclyde Park golf course is one of the most popular municipal courses in the Greater Glasgow area.

    • Torrance House Golf Club
      East Kilbride

      A challenging 18 hole golf course, stretching 6476 yards, located within the grounds of Calderglen Country Park.

    • Westerwood Golf Club
      Cumbernauld

      Westerwood Golf Club has 18 holes and stunning views of the Campsie Hills and is part of the magnificent Westerwood Hotel.

    • Airdrie Golf Club
      Airdie

      Superb wooded parkland course 6,004 - yard par 69 course, situated north of Airdrie.

    • Biggar & Pentland Hills
      Biggar

      Enjoy the beautiful scenery of South Lanarkshire during the Biggar and Pentland Hills Cycle Route.

    • Biggar and Broughton
      Biggar

      Take the Biggar and Broughton Cycle Route and enjoy the quiet back roads of the beautiful South Lanarkshire countryside.

    • Crawford, Crawfordjohn and Leadhills Cycle Route
      Leadhills

      Escape the world and take the Crawford, Crawfordjohn and Leadhills cycle route in South Lanarkshire.

    • Airdrie to Longriggend
      Airdie

      Enjoy a day out cycling in Lanarkshire. A fun day out for all the family.

    • Cycle Route - Carluke to Shotts
      Carluke

      Carluke to Shotts cycle route is a 30km circular route, undulating with long flat stretches.

    • Castlecary to Longriggend
      Cumbernauld

      An enjoyable cycle route beginning in Castlecary and ending in Longriggend.

    • Cumbernauld to Glasgow
      Cumbernauld

      The Cumbernauld to Glasgow route starts on the south west side of Cumbernauld, from where signs direct cyclists along minor roads until Muirhead.

    • Kirkintilloch to the Campsie Hills
      Kilsyth

      The route begins at the car park at Townhead in Kirkintilloch, adjacent to the tow path of the Forth and Clyde Canal, which forms the first 9.7 km of this route.

    • Shotts to Blackridge
      Wishaw

      From Shotts Railway Station and leading through Kirk O'Shotts, Caldercruix, East to Blackridge and then back to Shotts. Some of the most scenic and unspoilt sections of North Lanarkshire.

    • 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.

    • Forth and Clyde Canal
      Kilsyth

      Forth and Clyde Canal - Cycling route can be accessed in North Lanarkshire at Auchinstarry, Craigmarloch and Wyndford by joining the towpath that runs alongside it.

    • South Airdrie Path Network
      Airdie

      The South Airdrie Path Network has great opportunities for walking and cycling on paths in and around Calderbank, Cairnhill, Sikeside, Brownsburn, Gartlea and Chaplehall. Fun for all the family.

    • North Calder Heritage Trail - Smartways
      Coatbridge

      Enjoy a fun day out following the North Calder Heritage Trail. The trail starts at Summerlee - National Museum of Industrial Life in Coatbridge and ends at Hillend Reservoir.

    • Edinburgh to Glasgow Cycle Route (NCN 75)
      Coatbridge

      Families can enjoy a day out cycling part of this route. Alternatively those feeling particularly energetic can attempt the whole route.

    • Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route
      Forth

      Enjoy the quiet back roads of South Lanarkshire with the Forth, Wilsontown and Braehead Cycle Route.

    • Kilsyth and Colzium Cycle
      Kilsyth

      Enjoy a relaxing cycle around Kilsyth taking in some wonderful locations including, the Forth & Clyde Canal, Antonine Wall, Dumbreck Marsh and Colzium House Estate.

    • Lanark, Tinto and Covington Cycle Route
      Lanark

      Explore Lanarkshire's iron-working past and the beautiful South Lanarkshire scenery of Lanark, Tinto and Covington.

    • Lesmahagow, Sandford & Strathaven
      Lesmahagow

      This cycle route connects the ancient communities of Lesmahagow and Strathavenand there is plenty of interest in both to add at least an hour to your journey time.

    • Summerlee, Monkland Canal & N Calder Trail
      Coatbridge

      A fascinating journey that starts from Summerlee, Scotland’s museum of industrial life, continues under low canal bridges and over high railway viaducts.

    • Uddingston, Bargeddie, Drumpellier & Coatbridge
      Uddingston

      This route follows much of the Lanarkshire leg of the Glasgow to Edinburgh national cycling network route (NCN 75).

    • Caldercruix to Cumbernauld
      Cumbernauld

      This route leaves it at the end of Hillend Loch for a cross-country route over Scotland. A rarely visited area, the roads can be wonderfully lonely. An interesting feature of the route is the expanse of raised peat bog, doming upwards and clad in heather.

    • Larkhall to Blantyre
      Blantyre

      Cyclists can now cycle separately from the traffic between Larkhall and Chatelherault Country Park

    • Strathaven and Whitelees Wind Farm
      Strathaven

      Take in the scenery of the many cycle routes surounding the vibrant market town of Strathaven, South Lanarkshire.

    • 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.

    • Summerlee to Drumgelloch
      Coatbridge

      Not ready for the Tour de France yet? Start off with this easy 4 mile A to B cycle from Coatbridge to Airdrie with fascinating points of industrial interest along the way.

    • Tak-ma-doon, Carron Valley and the Crow Road
      Kilsyth

      Outdoor activity. Cycling route from Kilsyth. Hilly route, quiet roads, reasonably difficult.

    • Broadwood BMX track
      Cumbernauld

      Championship level BMX track at Broadwood stadium

    • Carmichael Estate History Walking Route
      Motherwell

      Explore the Lanarkshire's Carmichaels estate. Unravel the ebbs and flows of Clan Carmichael who have played a prominent role in Scottish, British and European History.

    • Clyde Walkway
      Bothwell

      The Clyde Walkway takes you on a 65km/40 mile journey, Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites.

    • Colzium House and Tomtain
      Kilsyth

      Experience the 18th century mansion and the spectacular scenery from North Lanarkshire's highest viewpoints

    • Dalveen Pass to Leadhills
      Leadhills

      The 'Two Buses' Walk takes you from Dalveen Pass to Leadhills via the Southern Upland Way through the Lowther Hills

    • Dalzell Estate & Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve
      Motherwell

      Wander through the historic Dalzell Estate and see the varied wildlife of Baron's Haugh

    • Douglas Historic Walking Route
      Douglas

      Enjoy a walk through Scotland's history in the historic village of Douglas

    • Mad March Hare - Green Lowther Walk
      Leadhills

      A seven mile long exploration of the Green Lowther, rural Lanarkshire, in search of the Hares and Rabbits, which make this hill their home.

    • Luggiebank & Palacerigg
      Cumbernauld

      Rich in interest and things to see, on the walk from Cumbernauld to Palacerigg Country Park, stunning views open up northwards to the Campsies and beyond to the Southern Highlands.

    • New Lanark and the Falls of Clyde Walking Route
      New Lanark

      New Lanark and the Falls of Clyde, a spectacular river walk. Walk from New Lanark, the UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore the River Clyde’s hidden side.

    • Old Lanark Road, Fiddler's Glen, Crossford & the Clyde Walkway
      Carluke

      Carluke is an old market town at an important crossroads between central and southern Scotland, where old and new road converge.

    • Strathaven, Sandford and Spectacle E’e falls Walking Route
      Strathaven

      Strathaven, is a bustling Lanarkshire market town. Enjoy a great day out exploring the countryside of rural Lanarkshire.

    • Summerlee and the North Calder Heritage Trail
      Coatbridge

      An insight into Lanarkshire's industrial past

    • The Antonine Wall and Forth and Clyde Canal
      Kilsyth

      Patrol the Roman Empire's northwest Frontier and experience one of Scotland's World Heritage sites

    • Tinto Hill Walking Route
      Biggar

      One of central Scotland's best walks with a superb viewpoint and the perfect introductioin to hillwalking. Enjoy a fun day in the great outdoors.

    • Walking (& Cycling) Route - Clyde Walkway (North Lanarkshire)
      Bellshill

      Clyde Walkway Walking (& Cycling) Route is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts or people that just enjoy the countryside.

    • Walking & Cycling Route - South Airdrie Path Network
      Coatbridge

      South Airdrie Path Network (part of smartways network) is a relatively easy route making this a great day out for energetic family fun.

    • Biggar, Hillridge and Langlees
      Biggar

      Explore the rolling farmland of rural Lanarkshire. Wander along country lanes and take in the terrific views of the Southern Upland hills.

    • Biggar Gasworks
      Biggar

      Biggar Gasworks Museum is the only preserved gasworks in Scotland. The museum is a reminder of an industry that supported the local people for over 130 years.

    • Gladstone Court Museum
      Biggar

      Gladstone Court Museum is closed for relocation and will open in a new location on Biggar High Street in summer 2015.

    • Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
      Coatbridge

      Scotland's leading industrial heritage attraction, it is a great family day out with free admission

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    • Cumbernauld Museum
      Cumbernauld

      Explore the town of Cumbernauld’s history from prehistoric times to the present day.

    • Greenhill Covenanters Museum
      Biggar

      Find out more about Scotland's heritage at the Greenhill Covenanters Museum, Biggar Park, Biggar

    • Low Parks Museum
      Hamilton

      5 Star Visit Scotland Attraction based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

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    • National Museum of Rural Life
      East Kilbride

      Award-winning rural life museum, historic farmhouse and 1950s working farm. Perfect for a fun family day out.

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    • Lanark Museum
      Lanark

      Whilst in Lanark why not pay a visit to Lanark Museum.

    • David Livingstone Center
      Blantyre

      Learn about the life and work of the famous Scottish explorer and missionary at the David Livingstone Centre

      VisitScotland/AA Rating
    • 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.

      VisitScotland/AA Rating
    • Leadhills Museum
      Leadhills

      Hidden Treasures, Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead

      VisitScotland/AA Rating & Green Accreditation

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