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Inevitably Glasgow dominates the county of Lanarkshire, particularly as its sprawl seems to spread ever further every year. But there are other sites well worth visiting in Lanarkshire county, even if Glasgow takes up most of your time. Chief among these is the World Heritage Site, The New Lanark World Heritage Site, built in 1785 by David Dale, to take advantage of the water power of the Clyde Falls in order to spin cotton. The site now features an incredible renovation of the 19th century cotton mills (as well as the houses for the workers) and it is an attraction that is not to be missed. Other highlights of Lanarkshire include the birthplace museum of David Livingston in Blantyre and the wonderful scenery of the Clyde Valley, from woodland to wildlife to waterfalls.

That said, these days it is Glasgow that dominates, with its loveable mix of friendly locals with a sharp wit, centuries-old industrial heritage, a burgeoning restaurant scene and vibrant nightlife and bars at every turn. It seems to have been constantly winning awards, from the European City of Culture award to UK City of Architecture and Design, to being named as one of the worlds top ten cities by Lonely Planet; Glasgows star has continued to rise. Whether you want to tour the architecture designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, (from the Glasgow School of Art to the Scotland Street School, to the Willow Tearooms) or the modern buildings like the Scottish Exhibition Centre by Norman Foster, and the Museum of Transport by Zaha Adid, or the impressive art galleries (from the Burrell collection to the Gallery of Modern Art) or whether youre heading off to see football at Ibrox or Hampden Park, there is something for everyone.

Heading back out into Lanarkshire there is Pollock Country Park and the Kelvin Walkway, and further out, Biggar Park, Chatelherault Country Park, the Carron Valley and Barons Haugh, some of the most picturesque scenery in all of the UK. Lanarkshire really does have it all.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Lanarkshire

Fun days out in Lanarkshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Lanarkshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Lanarkshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Lanarkshire.

Theme Parks in Lanarkshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Lanarkshire.

Museums in Lanarkshire


Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Lanarkshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.



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Updated: 19/03/2018 16:49:01