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!)

Carnwath Golf Club

Carnwath Golf Club

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

Carron Valley

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

Castlebank Park

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

Cathkin Braes Golf Club

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

Celebrate Albion Rovers Weekend

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
Football-themed activities in celebration of the centenary of the Rovers' move to Cliftonhill.
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Charity Garden Opening - Carmichael Mill (1)

Carmichael Mill
Gardens developed over the last 30 years surrounding the last workable water mill in Clydesdale. Water wheel will be rotating, river levels permitting. A large collection of over 200 different ornamental trees with shrubs and herbaceous plants, as well as a large...
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Charity Garden Opening - Kilsyth Gardens (1)

Kilsyth Gardens
Aeolia Allanfauld Road G65 9DE (Mr and Mrs George Murdoch): A third of an acre woodland garden developed since 1960 and designed to have something in flower every month of the year. The garden contains a large variety of mature specimen trees...
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Charity Garden Opening - Old Farm Cottage (1)

The Ladywell
This delightful garden has something of interest all-year-round. Spring bulbs, shrubs and small trees attractive for their flowers, fruit and autumn foliage are complemented by herbaceous plantings. The garden also offers a wild flower area, a pond, an apiary and small orchard....
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Charity Garden Opening - The Potting Shed (1)

The Potting Shed
A one-acre garden, begun from scratch in 2008, on an exposed hillside at 900 feet. It contains herbaceous plants, climbers, shrubs and trees, all selected for wind resistance and ability to cope with the poor, stony soil. There are (usually) fine views...
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Charity Garden Opening - The Schoolhouse

The Schoolhouse
A developing and informal village garden which is also home to a cut flower business. In addition to the cutting beds there are herbaceous borders, a vegetable patch, young orchard and a recently created wildlife pond. This is a fundraising event for...
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Charity Garden Opening - The Walled Garden, Shieldhill (1)

The Walled Garden Shieldhill
This 200-year-old walled garden was completely redesigned and planted in 2014/15 with contemporary features within a classic design. The garden incorporates a modern rill and banks of colour with perennial flowers in a variety of borders. The resident bees enjoy the large...
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Charity Garden Opening - Viewpark Allotments

Viewpark Allotments and Gardens
Viewpark is a thriving community of contemporary allotments. These not only provide the opportunity to garden and grow but also offer enjoyment, education and therapy for local groups, families and individuals. Each plot has its own character. Crops grown range from potatoes...
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