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Amazonia

Amazonia

0.12km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

This is an indoor tropical rainforest with over 70 different species is themed on the Amazon rainforest in South America. Experience free flying butterflies above your head, catching your eye with their dazzling colour and hold frogs, snakes and lizards in the handling room. Amazonia is a temperature controlled tropical house, home to over 70 different species. Amazonia is themed on the Amazon rainforest in South America, the largest rainforest in the world.

Strathclyde Loch

Strathclyde Loch

0.85km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Strathclyde Loch is the home of the Strathclyde Park Water-Sports Centre, an internationally renowned water-sports venue that has held rowing events as part of the 1986 Commonwealth Games and the 1996 World Rowing Championships. Covering an area of 200 acres (81 ha) the loch is used for rowing, jet skiing, canoeing, wind-surfing, dingy sailing and water skiing.

Bothwell Rd Park

Bothwell Rd Park

1.75km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Bothwell Road Park is a large public park in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, which dates from 1894. It is located between the Hamilton West and Whitehill areas, around 1 mile north of Hamilton town centre. It is also known as Hamilton Public Park. The Hamilton Cenotaph is located within the park, as well as a traditional bandstand, erected in 1912, which is a category C listed building. There are also areas of ancient woodland and a children's play area.

The Bothwell Parish Church

The Bothwell Parish Church

1.85km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Bothwell Parish Church is the oldest Collegiate Church in Scotland in which worship is still held. It is one of the most ancient, historic, beautiful and worshipful church buildings in Scotland. Our church stands at the heart of our community. We are an inclusive mainstream congregation of the Church of Scotland comprised of men, women and young people of all ages and circumstance.

Hamilton Mausoleum

Hamilton Mausoleum

1.9km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Hamilton Mausoleum is one of Lanarkshire’s most iconic buildings and is seen by thousands of motorists every day travelling along the M74 motorway.It was the resting place of the family of the Dukes of Hamilton. Built in the grounds of the now-demolished Hamilton Palace, its high stone used to hold the record for the longest echo within any man-made structure in the world The building is now the solitary remaining testament to the colossal scale and grandeur of the buildings which once stood in

Strathclyde Country Park

Strathclyde Country Park

2.25km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Strathclyde Country Park is an iconic North Lanarkshire Country park which lies in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde. Set within beautiful surroundings the park is one of the most popular family attractions in the central belt of Scotland, with thousands of visitors coming each year to the park in order to enjoy the vast range of activities and events on offer.

Hamilton Water Palace

Hamilton Water Palace

2.32km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Hamilton Water Palace is a beaytiful swimming location, which has a range of swimming facilities as well as a gym and other leisure offerings. The centre has a 25m competition pool, a flume, a lazy river, a tyre slide and a children’s pool with a pirate ship and other interactive water features. This 4-star facility also has a club gym, a fitness studio and a health suite.

David Livingstone Birthplace

David Livingstone Birthplace

2.91km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

David Livingstone was a pioneering individual, who rose from humble beginnings in Blantyre, Scotland to become famous for his travels and his medical and missionary adventures in Africa. A Trust was set up in 1929 to hold and maintain a National Memorial and Museum on the site of Livingstone’s birth, which is made available to the public, providing an interesting, educational and enjoyable cultural experience.

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

2.99km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

A museum and heritage centre with exhibitions, archives and local studies, activities and workshops. You can find out about the history of North Lanarkshire. One of the features at the centre used to include Technopolis where people were allowed to feel part of Lanarkshire's past, by re-creating scenes of eras including heavy industry and steel production. Domestic life of the area is re-created through various talking figures and interactive interpretation. However this part of the Heritage Cen

Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral

Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral

3.45km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

The Cathedral Church of Our Lady of Good Aid, popularly known as Motherwell Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is the seat of the Bishop of Motherwell, and mother church of the Diocese of Motherwell.The cathedral was designed in the Gothic revival style by the celebrated architects Pugin and Pugin and resembles many Catholic churches designed by them in Scotland, England and Ireland.

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle

3.6km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Bothwell is the largest and finest 13th-century stone castle in Scotland. Much of castle dates from 14th and 15th centuries, but part of the original circular keep survives. Located in a beautiful setting overlooking the River Clyde, part of the original circular keep of Bothwell Castle survives. Bothwell played a key role in Scotland's Wars of Independence, changing hands several times.

RSPB Baron’s Haugh

RSPB Baron’s Haugh

4.18km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

RSPB Baron's Haugh is an important community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. It comprises 107.3 hectares of richly varied habitats. The Reserve has over 25,000 visitors each year – birders, dog walkers and other recreationists. It is nationally important for its numbers of wintering Whooper swans and breeding Gadwall and is a well known site for passage waders and hosts an excellent bird spectacle at all times of year.

Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve

Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve

4.41km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Baron's Haugh is an important community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through the woods. The Reserve has over 25,000 visitors each year – birders, dog walkers and other recreationists. It is nationally important for its numbers of wintering Whooper swans and breeding Gadwall and is a well known site for passage waders and hosts an excellent bird

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

4.46km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

The Park has 500 acres of countryside and woodland and over ten miles of routed pathways. It features an adventure play ground, picnic facilities and is home to a listed 18th century hunting lodge. The country park is centred on the former hunting lodge, a folly designed to be seen from the now demolished Hamilton Palace at the end of a broad grass slope forming an avenue with lines of lime trees.

Cadzow Castle

Cadzow Castle

4.6km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Cadzow Castle is a place of last resort built by the Hamiltons, the Scottish royal dynasty that never was. Once one of the greatest noble houses in Scotland, the Hamiltons’ allegiance to Mary Queen of Scots brought about their downfall. The castle sits above a gorge overlooking the Avon Water in what is now Chatelherault Country Park, but was previously the hunting and pleasure grounds of the Duke of Hamilton's estate of Hamilton Palace - this area being known as Hamilton High Parks. The ruin is

Dalzell Estate

Dalzell Estate

4.68km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

The Estate started life as a Royal Hunting Forest in 843, and was owned by the Dalzell family until 1647 when it was granted to James Hamilton 1st of Dalzell. In the 1980s the house was restored and divided for sale as eighteen private apartments, while the surrounding Dalzell estate is now owned by North Lanarkshire Council. The house is protected as a Category A listed building, and the grounds are listed on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

Dalzell House

Dalzell House

4.93km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Dalzell House is a historic house in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located to the south of the town, on the north bank of the River Clyde. At its core is a 15th-century tower house, with extensive additions built during the 17th and 19th centuries. In the 1980s the house was restored and divided for sale as eighteen private apartments, while the surrounding Dalzell estate is now owned by North Lanarkshire Council. The house is protected as a Category A listed building, and the g

Carfin Grotto

Carfin Grotto

5.29km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Carfin Lourdes Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, was created in the early twentieth century. The "Carfin Grotto", as the shrine is locally referred to, was the brainchild of Father, later Canon Thomas N. Taylor, parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in the small, mining village of Carfin, which lies two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes

5.32km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

Carfin Lourdes Grotto, a Roman Catholic shrine in Scotland dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes, was created in the early twentieth century. The "Carfin Grotto", as the shrine is locally referred to, was the brainchild of Father, later Canon Thomas N. Taylor, parish priest of St. Francis Xavier's Parish in the small, mining village of Carfin, which lies two miles east of Motherwell, in the West of Scotland.

Rotten Calder

Rotten Calder

5.37km from M&D's Scotland's Theme Park

The Rotten Calder is a river to the east of East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, Scotland and along with the Rotten Burn it forms the southern and western boundaries of Blantyre. It was one of the iconic location with greenery and also it will rejuvinate your mind.

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Strathclyde Country Park, Bellshill, Motherwell ML1 3RT, UK

M&D's Scotland's Theme Park is an amusement park located in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Bordering on Strathclyde Park, the park contains four operating rollercoasters, two water rides, several fairground rides, an arcade, a theatre, ten-pin bowling and an indoor tropical house, Amazonia. In 2018, North Lanarkshire Council approved an expansion proposal from the park, including plans for a new rollercoaster, a new themed area, and an expansion to an existing hotel.