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  • 1 New Lanark Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 2 David Livingstone Centre Interesting

    Museums and art

    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..

  • 3 Gladstone Court Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    rd. North Black GB - Biggar ML12 6EJ

    Laid out like a busy street, this unusual museum is an authentic illustration of everyday life in the 19C. The layout is particularly original and entertaining taking visitors from life-size recreations of a classroom, bank, ironmonger's, bootmaker's..

  • 4 Greenhill Covenanting Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Kirkstyle GB - Biggar ML12 6DT

    The exhibits and souvenirs on display in this reconstruction of a 17C farm relate the story of the religious persecution at the time of the Solemn Pact. The obligation to use the Anglican prayer book in the Cathedral of St Giles in Edinburgh led to t..

  • 5 Bothwell Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 6 Cameronian (Scottish Riffles) Regimental Museum

    Museums and art

    st. Muir GB - Hamilton ML3 6BJ

    The museum of the Cameron Regiment (named after the covenant rebel), or the Scottish fusiliers, occupies the old horse school of the Dukes of Hamilton. The regiment's 279 years of history are illustrated by uniforms, medals, flags and commemorative p..

  • 7 Hamilton Mausoleum

    Religious buildings

    Low Parks GB - Hamilton ML3 6BJ

    Alexander, 10th duke of Hamilton (1767-1852), known as El Magnifico, ordered this large building that was completed over a 15 year period. The duke was buried here in 1852 in an Egyptian sarcophagus. The mausoleum is known for its echoes.

  • 8 Lanark of Clyde

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Lanark ML11 9DB

    From New Lanark, a path along the river leads up part of the Clyd gorges with their succession of waterfalls now used for hydro-electric production. This part of the river, with its three waterfalls, once considered to be one of the most beautiful pl..

  • 9 Biggar Gasworks Museum

    Museums and art

    GB - Biggar ML12 6DT

    This museum describes the gasworks which were commonplace before the advent of natural gas. From 1839 to 1973, coal was used to produce gas. The process consisted of heating coal for 6 hours in cast-iron, refractory clay or silica ovens to distil gas..

  • 10 Biggar Puppet Theatre

    Museums and art

    rd. Broughton GB - Biggar ML12 6HA

    The old outhouse of a Victorian house was miraculously turned into a charming puppet theatre with a star-studded sky for a ceiling, inhabited by Mr. Punch and his wife, Judy. The shows provide entertainment for all ages. The small Puppet Museum relat..

  • 11 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    A72 GB - Bothwell G71 8BA

    The chancel of the parish church was part of a collegiate church founded in 1398 by Archibald the Grim, the 3rd Earl of Douglas. A fine example of Flamboyant Gothic, the church roof is formed by a single block of stone. The 3rd Earl is said to be bur..

  • 12 Hamilton Low Park Museum

    Museums and art

    129 st. Muir GB - Hamilton ML3 6BJ

    This old post house has an 18C village hall and a local history collection. There is a section devoted to transport and boards describing local industry, including lacemaking. Here you will find examples of the two stages of this industry: bobbin lac..

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