Clyde Valley National Tourist Route

This 42-mile long driving route follows the River Clyde towards Lanark, passing through villages and picturesque countryside. Attractions on the route include the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, a model industrial community founded in the 18th century. Also worth stopping at is the magnificently restored former hunting lodge of Chatelherault, near Hamilton, and the…

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Chatelherault

Chatelherault Country Park is a Five Star Visitor Attraction that was once described as a ‘Jewel in the Landscape’. Built in 1732 as a Hunting Lodge and Summer House for the Dukes of Hamilton. The restored buildings now house a Visitor Centre; the West Lodge comprising of the Banqueting Hall and Duke and Duchess Apartments;…

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Bothwell Castle

Explore a castle hotly fought over during the Wars of Independence with England. Bothwell Castle, built on a grand scale in the late 1200s, frequently passed back and forth between English and Scottish hands. Such hostility, in particular, Edward I’s great siege of 1301 – meant the castle was never completed to its original plan.…

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Falls of Clyde & New Lanark

Fantastic short walk along the Clyde from the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, passing waterfalls and a peregrine falcon watching area before the inland return route takes you through fields and woodland. The walk can be extended by following a waymarked additional route on the far side of the river.

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Strathaven Castle

Strathaven was granted a Royal charter by King James the second on the 23rd of April in the year 1450. The origins of the castle are believed to have been built around 1350. It comprised of a three-story rectangular block with a four storey round tower which remains almost complete to-day. The wife of a…

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Strathaven Ales

Was started in 2005 by business friends Craig & Douglas. THE DRINKING MANS GUIDE TO SCOTLAND:This renovated riverside plant is visitor friendly, a modern 36 -barrel-capacity with its 18th century stone clad brewing kettle. There is a shop, a visitor centre and tap/function with selected beers for sampling. Find out more here

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