Summer in Lanarkshire

Are you thinking of things to do this summer? Think of picnics on the grass, getting the family out of the house and long summer nights strolling in the slowly fading light...Here are some suggestions for the best places for the most Summery of activities.

Calderglen Country PArk

Catch up with your favourite animals in the zoo, mine are the sleepy Fennec Fox and the busy ants marching over your head on the rope bridge, don't worry they hardly ever fall on your head! Relax by the flowing Calder with its ancient trees and attractive waterfalls.

Summerlee - the museum of scottish industrial life

Its summer so why not Summerlee? As well as the indoor attraction, you can explore the large site with its play area, canal side walkway and recreated miners cottages.

little sparta - a garden of magical surprises

Possibly the most important garden in Britain, one of Lanarkshire's best kept secrets. Created by the artist and poet Ian Hamilton Finlay, discover the artworks among the plants and ponds and dream away the afternoon.

then what?

When you have been to all these places use our search tool (above) to find more things to see and do in Lanarkshire. Spend less time in the car travelling and more time in the sun, (hopefully!)

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway

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

Leadhills Golf Club

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

Leadhills Miners Library

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.
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Leadhills Museum

Leadhills Museum

Hidden Treasures, Museum of Lead Mining, is a Visit Scotland 4 Star Visitor Attraction set in the picturesque village of Wanlockhead
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Learn How to Read Old Handwriting Workshop

Learn How to Read Old Handwriting Workshop

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Workshop that teaches participants how to read old handwriting.
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Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

Les McKeown's Bay City Rollers

Lanark Memorial Hall
Les McKeown takes audiences back to the heady days when the Rollers dominated the charts and tartan bellbottoms were considered an acceptable choice of attire. Featuring all the best-known songs including 'Bye Bye Baby', 'Shang A Lang' and 'Summer Love Sensation'.
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Let's Go Summer

Let's Go Summer

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Kids activity programme during the school holidays.
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Little Fix (1)

Little Fix (1)

The Town House
A tribute band powering through *Little Mix*'s biggest pop hits. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
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Little Sparta - a garden of magical surprises.

Little Sparta - a garden of magical surprises.

It has been described as the most important garden made in Britain since the war, but it is also one of Lanarkshire's best kept secrets. Set in the Pentland Hills above the village of Dunsyre, Little Sparta is the creation of the...
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Lloyd Cole

The Town House
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Lloyd Cole (1)

Lloyd Cole (1)

The Town House
The urbane expatriate pop crooner performs material from his latest album alongside Commotions classics.
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Lochview Family Golf Centre

Lochview Family Golf Centre

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.
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