Have some five star fun in Lanarkshire

As our days get longer and evenings brighter, it’s time to spring out of winter and enjoy some of Lanarkshire’s highly rated attractions.. 

To be accredited as a five star attraction, the venue must be deemed ‘exceptional’ after an independently verified assessment. Attractions have to meet a long list of criteria which includes amount of information available through their website or brochures, car parking facilities, appearance of the building, staff service and efficiency, cleanliness of the venue and atmosphere.

ScotKart in Cambuslang is the most recent attraction in Lanarkshire to be presented with VisitScotland’s coveted five star rating. The centre’s accessible layout, professional staff and ability to appeal to audiences of all ages, meant it raced all the way to the finishing line to be classified as a top attraction. As well as speeding around the tracks at Scotland’s first permanent indoor karting centre, you can also challenge your friends to a game of laser tag at Combat City, located on site.

Also accredited with five stars and known as a ‘jewel in the landscape’ Chatelherault Country Park is definitely the place to visit on a sunny day; enjoy the adventure playground, walk along the River Avon, or make use of the barbeque sites. If the weather does not permit exploration of the grounds, Chatelherault lodge is home to an exhibition gallery, café and gift shop -  so there is plenty to keep the family occupied!

Looking for an insight into the history of South Lanarkshire? Look no further than to Low Park Museum. Built in 1967 the attraction is based in one of Hamilton’s oldest historic buildings which was once part of the Duke of Hamilton’s estate. Visit the museum to see artefacts and regimental records from the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment. You can also take in exhibitions on the history of Hamilton Palace, agriculture, coal mining and weaving.

Finally, take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm at the National Museum of Rural Life, which showcases 300 years of farming and rural life. The award winning museum is home to Aberdeen Angus cattle, Tamworth pigs, Ayrshire cows, Blackface sheep and Clydesdale horses for that real farmyard feel.

For more information on Lanarkshire’s top attractions please visit the VisitLanarkshire website. 

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