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!)

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Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park

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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Carmichael Estate Visitor Centre

Carmichael Estate Visitor Centre

Opened in 1994, the Carmichael Visitor Centre includes our own Farm Shop, The Carmichael Bistro & Tearoom and the former Edinburgh Wax Model Collection depicting Scotland’s millennium from Queen Margaret and Macbeth through to the present day.
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Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault was built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the Duke of Hamilton. Designed by the famous Scottish Architect William Adam, Chatelherault now serves as a magnificent gateway to a beautiful Country Park.
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Colzium Lennox Estate

Colzium Lennox Estate

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

Craignethan Castle

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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Crutherland House Restaurant and Spa

Crutherland House Restaurant and Spa

Crutherland House Restaurant offers the best of Scottish and International cuisine. The Vital Health Spa offers a place to exercise and relax.
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Cumbernauld House Park

Cumbernauld House Park

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

Cumbernauld Museum

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

Cumbernauld Outdoor Activity Centre

A range of amazing activities on offer, from falconry displays at World of Wings birds of prey centre to off road driving- there really is something for everyone!
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Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop

Cuningar Loop is an exciting new woodland park in Rutherglen, near the east end of Glasgow. 15 hectares of derelict land - the size of 15 football pitches - has been transformed into a greenspace for local people and visitors to enjoy.
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David Livingstone Centre

David Livingstone Centre

Currently closed for refurbishment. Learn about the life and work of the famous Scottish explorer and missionary at the David Livingstone Centre
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DinoM8

DinoM8

DinoM8 is an exciting new soft play experience in North Lanarkshire. From prehistoric monsters and erupting volcanoes, to bumper cars and football; there’s something for everyone in the massive main hall.
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