Enjoy some time together in East Kilbride

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Start: Whitelee Windfarm
Finish: Calderglen Country Park
Method of transport: Car Park
Estimated duration of trip: 6 hours
Travel distance 10.5 miles:
Whitelee Windfarm to National Museum of Rural Life - 11 minutes (6.5 miles) National Museum of Rural Life to Calderglen Country Park - 10 mins (4 miles)
Visit Whitelees Windfarm, the National Museum of Rural Life and Calderglen Country Park on this day trip to Lanarkshire.
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  • Start your day with a trip to the UK’s largest onshore windfarm, where you will be blown away with the area’s breath-taking landscapes. A short 20-minute drive from Glasgow, Whitelee has more than 130km of routes which can be explored on foot, or by bike for quality time together. Scottish weather not permitting? Whitelee Windfarm’s visitor centre is packed with hands-on interactive activities helping you to get to grips with the science behind wind power. Entry to the Whitelee Windfarm is completely free, making this a great activity to kick off your day out.
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  • One of Lanarkshire’s most popular visitor destinations, the National Museum of Rural Life is a five-star accredited VisitScotland attraction which gives you a glimpse into life on a 1950s-working farm. Immerse yourself in country living with the tour of an original farm house and discover the history behind the revolutionary inventions, combine harvesters and tractors. The experience is brought to life even further with the presence of the museum’s very own farmyard animals, including cattle, pigs, sheep and Clydesdale horses. Following the tour of the museum, treat yourself at the gift shop or relax at the award-winning Shielings Café, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Lanarkshire’s beautiful countryside.
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  • Not your typical country park, Calderglen houses its very own zoo, ornamental gardens and an 18-course golf course. The perfect setting for a romantic walk, spend the afternoon making your way around the nature trails, or taking in the sights and sounds of the many waterfalls. Along the way, stop off at the tropical conservatory, home to more than 50 different animals, including meerkats, tortoises, and rare birds. Following this, check out the park’s main attraction, Torrance House, which is home to a gallery of professional and amateur art work.
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Visit Whitelees Windfarm, the National Museum of Rural Life and Calderglen Country Park on this day trip to Lanarkshire.
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My son and I are regular visitors to Whitelee Windfarm where it is great to get the bike out and cycle for a few miles without the worry of traffic. Jim Stirling
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Visit Whitelees Windfarm, the National Museum of Rural Life and Calderglen Country Park on this day trip to Lanarkshire.
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