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 theĀ 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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Tinto Hill Walking Route

Tinto Hill Walking Route

One of central Scotland's best walks with a superb viewpoint and the perfect introductioin to hillwalking. Enjoy a fun day in the great outdoors.
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Uddingston, Bargeddie, Drumpellier & Coatbridge

Uddingston, Bargeddie, Drumpellier & Coatbridge

Start: Uddingston Railway Station or Bargeddie Railway Station (No service on Sundays) Finish: Summerlee; Scotland's Museum of Industrial Life (Coatbridge Central or Sunnyside railways) Refreshment: Uddingstone is well served by cafes; Drumpellier Country Park visitor centre and Summerlee museum also have cafes...
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Walking (& Cycling) Route - Clyde Walkway (North Lanarkshire)

Clyde Walkway Walking (& Cycling) Route is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and to enjoy the countryside.
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Walking & Cycling Route - South Airdrie Path Network

Walking & Cycling Route - South Airdrie Path Network

South Airdrie Path Network (part of smartways network) is a relatively easy route making this a great day out for energetic family fun.
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