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Home to the powerful Hamilton family, premier dukes of Scotland, this town changed its name from Cadzow to Hamilton in the 15C and became a royal burgh a century later (in 1548). In the late 18C and early 19C, the town grew quickly as a mining centre, after Lanarkshire’s coal seams were found and started to be worked. Today, Hamilton is a busy commercial and administrative centre.

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Tourist attractions Hamilton : Things to see and do

  • New Lanark Recommended Recommended

    GB - Lanark ML11 9DB

    The creation of New Lanark is linked to the use of Clyde waterfalls to power new cotton weaving centres. In 1800, its creator, David Dale, sold the weaving houses to his future son-in-law, Robert Owen, a social reformer who took charge of the factori..

  • David Livingstone Centre Interesting

    165 rd. Station GB - Blantyre G72 9BY

    An old complex, comprising an 18C mill and living accommodation, Shuttle Row is home to the David Livingstone Centre. Livingstone (1813-1873), a local man, used to live in one of these one-roomed dwellings, considered at the time to be model living a..

  • Bothwell Castle Interesting

    GB - Bothwell G71 8BL

    Bothwell Castle, now in ruins, dominates the Clyde Valley as it has since it was built in the late 13C. Built around the same time as Edward I's Welsh fortifications, it is one of the Scottish forts, strongly influenced by fortified castles on the co..

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Hotels Hamilton

  • Holiday Inn Express Strathclyde Park M74, Jct 5 Three stars Three stars Three stars

    Country Park, Hamilton Road GB - Motherwell ML1 3RB

    Prix Prices from : 52 £

    Holiday Inn Express Strathclyde Park offers ample free parking and a continental buffet breakfast. The modern rooms feature power showers, satellite TV and work desks. Free Wi-FI is available in the lounge. Just off junction 5 of the M74, Holiday In..

  • Holiday Inn Express Hamilton

    Keith Street GB - Hamilton ML37BL

    Conveniently located just off Junction 6 of the M74, giving easy access to Glasgow, this hotel offers free WiFi throughout and free parking in the adjacent car park. Hamilton’s shops, restaurants and multi-screen cinema are all a short walk away. Al..

  • Bothwell Bridge Hotel Three stars Three stars Three stars

    89 Main Street GB - Bothwell G71 8EU

    Prix Prices from : 70 £

    Set in a grand building in the affluent town of Bothwell, this hotel has a contemporary Italian restaurant and a sophisticated bar. Free private parking is provided at Bothwell Bridge and each of the modern rooms includes a flat-screen TV and free Wi..

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