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Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park

0.13km from Calderglen Zoo

Calderglen Country Park is a country park in the Scottish town of East Kilbride. It is situated along the eastern edge of the town and is its principle greenspace and recreation area. The visitor centre and adjoining facilities centre on the 17th century Torrance House which is a Category A listed building, and the remains of its adjoining landscaped policies.

Dollan Aqua Centre

Dollan Aqua Centre

2.66km from Calderglen Zoo

Dollan Aqua Centre is a 20th-century category A listed building in East Kilbride, Scotland. Designed by Alexander Buchanan Campbell and named after former Lord Provost Sir Patrick Dollan, it was opened in 1968 as Scotland's first 50-metre swimming pool. It consists principally of pre-stressed concrete and imitates a colossal marquee - the vaulted 324 ft parabolic arched roof appears to be held down by pairs of 'V' shaped-struts that meet the ground at a 30° angle.

James Hamilton Heritage Park

James Hamilton Heritage Park

3.94km from Calderglen Zoo

James Hamilton Heritage Park is located to the north of the town of East Kilbride. The park features a 16 acre loch which provides beautiful and tranquil surroundings for our exciting range of water sports, from canoeing to windsurfing. The distance around the loch perimeter path is 1.2 kilometres. The Heritage Park is a Recognised Teaching Centre for the Scottish Canoe Association and Royal Yachting Association.

Rotten Calder

Rotten Calder

4.45km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

National Museum of Rural Life

National Museum of Rural Life

5.55km from Calderglen Zoo

The National Museum of Rural Life, previously known as the Museum of Scottish Country Life, is based at Wester Kittochside farm, lying between East Kilbride in South Lanarkshire and Carmunnock in Glasgow. The Museum combines an award-winning exhibition building, which houses the national country life collection and the historic working farm of Wester Kittochside with its Georgian farmhouse which exhibits the furniture and effects of the Reid family who farmed there for over 400 years.

Gilbertfield Castle

Gilbertfield Castle

6.03km from Calderglen Zoo

Gilbertfield Castle is a ruined 17th-century castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located at NS652587, on the north slope of Dechmont Hill, just outside Cambuslang, to the south-east of Glasgow. The castle was built in the early 17th century, and the date 1607 is displayed on a heraldic panel above the door.

Cathkin Braes

Cathkin Braes

6.98km from Calderglen Zoo

Rising over 200 meters, Cathkin Braes is an area of hills and includes the highest point of city of Glasgow. Cathkin Braes is ideal for hiking and mountain biking.

David Livingstone Birthplace

David Livingstone Birthplace

7km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

Hamilton Water Palace

Hamilton Water Palace

7.15km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

Fernbrae Meadows

Fernbrae Meadows

7.18km from Calderglen Zoo

Fernbrae Meadows is a public greenspace in South Lanarkshire, located on high ground to the south of Rutherglen, specifically directly south of the Fernhill neighbourhood. It is a proposed local nature reserve. The grasslands contain holcus lanatus, rough meadow-grass, meadow foxtail, bush vetch, common hogweed, sweet vernal-grass, meadow vetchling, broad-leaved dock, field forget me not, common sorrel and bracken.

Bothwell Rd Park

Bothwell Rd Park

7.22km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle

7.48km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

The Bothwell Parish Church

The Bothwell Parish Church

7.77km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

Strathaven Airfield

Strathaven Airfield

8.04km from Calderglen Zoo

Strathaven Airfield, a traditional grass airfield offering hangarage, flying lessons and gift vouchers for flying experiences near Glasgow. It was founded by The Scottish Flying Club in the early 1960s after a decade of searching for a site to replace their former base at Glasgow's Renfrew Airport.

Microlight Scotland

Microlight Scotland

8.11km from Calderglen Zoo

Microlight Scotland is west and central Scotland's only microlight school, set up nearly 20 years ago by flying instructor Colin MacKinnon. If you want the true open-air flying experience, then this is for you. Their trial flights make fantastic birthday gifts and anniversary presents for the adventurers out there. Using one of the gift vouchers you can simply relax and enjoy an unparalleled view of Scotland’s stunning scenery .

Hamilton Mausoleum

Hamilton Mausoleum

8.15km from Calderglen Zoo

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

Cadzow Castle

Cadzow Castle

8.18km from Calderglen Zoo

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

Corse Hill

Corse Hill

8.31km from Calderglen Zoo

Located on the border of East Renfrewshire and South Lanarkshire Council Areas, Corse Hill rises to a height of 376m within the Whitelee Forest, 4 miles south of Eaglesham. Its summit is marked by an Ordnance Survey triangulation pillar. One of the iconic location which offers some adventure activities too.

Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park

8.36km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

Strathclyde Loch

Strathclyde Loch

8.67km from Calderglen Zoo

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.

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Calderglen Zoo

Calderglen Zoo

Torrance Castle, Strathaven Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 0QZ, UK

Calderglen Zoo opened in 1982 and is home to over 50 different species, some of which are critically endangered. Being about an acre in size, the zoo specialises in small creatures. You'll discover meerkats, families of monkeys, noisy Kookaburras, cheeky Ring-tailed Coati, and Burrowing Owls. Come and meet the smallest tortoise and the rarest bird.