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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

  • 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..

  • 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..

  • 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..

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Hotels Hamilton

  • Villa Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    49-51 Burnbank Road GB - Hamilton ML3 9AQ

    Prix Prices from : 45 £

    Less than an hour’s drive from the beaches of Scotland’s west coast, Villa Hotel provides free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking and a garden area for outdoor dining. A flat-screen TV and an en suite shower room are featured in each room at Villa Hotel, a..

  • Holiday Inn Express Strathclyde Park M74, Jct 5

    Country Park, Hamilton Road GB - Motherwell ML1 3RB

    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..

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