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Top 40 attractions you must visit in South Lanarkshire

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About South Lanarkshire

South Lanarkshire is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland. It borders the south-east of the City of Glasgow and contains some of Greater Glasgow's suburbs, also containing many towns and villages. It was flourished with so many tourist attractions and also you can spend some good time there.

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Attractions in South Lanarkshire

Fernbrae Meadows
Fernbrae MeadowsRutherglen, Glasgow, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 4AE, UK
Outdoors- Other
1 Day Treks

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.

Gilbertfield Castle
Gilbertfield CastleMurdoch Ave, Cambuslang, Glasgow G72 8YW, UK
Iconic Buildings

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.

Green Lowther
Green LowtherGreen Lowther, Biggar ML12 6XW, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Green Lowther is a hill in the Lowther Hills range, part of the Southern Uplands of Scotland. It is the highest point of the Lowther Hills and lies in Lanarkshire, east of the town of Sanquhar. A microwave array once stood at the summit, however a telecommunications mast remains next to a transmitter station. The private service road which makes its way up neighbouring Lowther Hill, continuing over Green Trough to the summit is the second highest paved road in Britain after Great Dun Fell in the

Hamilton Mausoleum
Hamilton MausoleumMausoleum Dr, Hamilton ML3 0DJ, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

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

Hamilton Water Palace
Hamilton Water Palace35 Almada St, Hamilton ML3 0HQ, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

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.

James Hamilton Heritage Park
James Hamilton Heritage ParkStewartfield Way, East Kilbride, Glasgow G74 5LB, UK
Parks

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.

Lanark Loch
Lanark LochLanark Loch, Lanark ML11, UK
Man-made Lakes

Lanark Loch is a man-made loch in the town of Lanark, South Lanarkshire, situated 2 kilometres south east of Lanark town centre. Covering an area of 4.9 hectares , it was built in the 19th century by the architect Hugh Marr at a place where there was a small pond which had previously been used by a local curling club. There is a small wooded island in the loch.

Lee Castle
Lee CastleUnnamed Road, Lanark ML11 9JB, UK
Iconic Buildings

Lee Castle, also known as The Lee, is a castellated mansion in Auchenglen, a branch of the Clyde Valley in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is located 1.5 kilometres south of Braidwood, and 4 kilometres north-west of Lanark. Lee was the seat of the Lockharts of Lee from its establishment in the 13th century until 1919, though the present house is the result of rebuilding in the 19th century. The house is protected as a category B listed building, and the grounds are included in the Inventory of

Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay
Little Sparta - the garden of Ian Hamilton FinlayStonypath, Dunsyre, Lanark ML11 8NG, UK
Sculptures
Botanical Gardens

Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. Finlay moved to the farm of Stonypath in 1966 and, in partnership with his wife Sue Finlay, began to create what would become an internationally acclaimed garden across seven acres of a wild and exposed moorland site. The 5-acre Arcadian garden includes concrete poetry in sculptural form, polemic, and philosophical aphorisms, together with sculptures and two temples. Altogether it includes over 275 artworks by the artist, created in co

Lowther Hill
Lowther HillLowther Hill, Biggar ML12 6XW, UK
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks

Lowther Hill is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 728m above the sea level, located on the border between Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway, in Scotland. It's one of the highest roads of the country. It’s a deserted area without any motorized traffic. This road is popular with hillwalkers and cyclists, using it as a means of easy access to the top of the hill or for recreation.

Mauldslie Woods
Mauldslie WoodsMauldslie Woods, Carluke ML8 5QE, UK
Outdoors- Other
Forests

Mauldslie Woods is an area of woodland close to the town of Carluke, South Lanarkshire. It is one of six woodlands which form the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve, the others being Cartland Craigs, Chatelherault, Cleghorn Glen, Falls of Clyde and Lower Nethan Gorges. It stands on the estate of Mauldslie Castle. Its most notable resident was John Wightman of Mauldslie, Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

Microlight Scotland
Microlight ScotlandStrathaven Airfield, Strathaven ML10 6RW, UK
Outdoors- Other

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 .

National Museum of Rural Life
National Museum of Rural LifeWester Kittochside Philipshill Road East Kilbride, East Kilbride, Glasgow G76 9HR, UK
Museums

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.

Nethan Gorge
Nethan Gorge2A Lanark Rd, Crossford, Carluke ML8 5QG, UK
Lake/ River/ Ponds

Nethan Gorge is a natural gorge carved by the River Nethan, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The Lower Nethan Gorge reserve, near Lanark, is one of the best examples of semi-natural woodland still surviving in the Clyde Valley. Ash and elm woodlands grow on its steep slopes and the Upper Nethan Gorge reserve, near Blackwood and Lesmahagow, is part of the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership and the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.

Rotten Calder
Rotten CalderRotten Calder, Glasgow, UK
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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.

Strathaven Airfield
Strathaven AirfieldStrathaven ML10 6RW, UK
Man-made Structures- Other

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.

Strathaven Park
Strathaven ParkGlasgow Rd, Strathaven ML10 6LZ, UK
Parks

Strathaven Park is a beautiful place to visit and a beautifully peaceful greenspace in the busy market town, offering both locals and visitors from farther afield a “Great Day Out. Facilities include a boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts, seasonal cafe and a fantastic miniature railway.

The Bothwell Parish Church
The Bothwell Parish Church46 Main St, Bothwell, Glasgow G71 8EX, UK
Churches

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.

The Carmichael Estate
The Carmichael EstateCarmichael Visitor Centre, Warrenhill Rd, Biggar ML12 6PF, UK
Homestays
Outdoors- Other

Carmichael Estate is Scotland’s oldest farming family business at the source of the Carmichael name. Located in the Scottish Borders between Lanark & Biggar. The Estate has 13 quality assured self-catering holiday cottages which are dotted around the beautiful and historic Estate. Their farm butchery produces award winning ‘single malt’ meats including venison, beef and lamb. Our meats are available in our farm shop as well as in the tearoom/bistro and at farmers’ markets.

Tinto
TintoTinto, Biggar ML12 6HT, UK
Mountain Peaks

Tinto is an isolated hill in the Southern Uplands of Scotland. It comprises little more than one top, which stands on the west bank of the River Clyde, some 8 kilometres west of Biggar. The peak is also called "Tinto Tap", with the name Tinto possibly deriving from the Scottish Gaelic word teinnteach, meaning "fiery", which may refer to its ancient past as a look out beacon. Further known as the "Hill of Fire" it is also suggested exposed red hue felsite rock visible in many places on the hill h

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