10 Things to Do in Hamilton That You Shouldn't Miss

January 30, 2018 Enriqueta Cusson

Discover the best top things to do in Hamilton, United Kingdom (UK) including Chatelherault, Strathclyde Country Park, The David Livingstone Centre, Bothwell Castle, Bothwell Castle Golf Club, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Low Parks Museum, Calderglen Country Park, Bothwell Road Park, The Wee Mud Hut.
Restaurants in Hamilton

Ferniegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE, Scotland +44 1698 426213
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4.5 based on 372 reviews

Chatelherault

Reviewed By Fraoch13 - Linlithgow

Meet here every year for my dog to meet her siblings and enjoy a walk together...Lots of parking available, well sign posted walks, I did notice the improvements to the estate by the clearing of trees to enhance the views...Thanks for your feedback, please visit us again soon.

2. Strathclyde Country Park

366 Hamilton Road, Motherwell ML1 3ED, Scotland +44 1698 402060
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4 based on 323 reviews

Strathclyde Country Park

Reviewed By Avongrove - Hamilton, Scotland, United Kingdom

Based on a dog walking perspective. Lovely park for a leisurely stroll with the dogs. Only thing I would say would be to avoid the quieter areas at the back of the park behind the theme park. A lot of weird men hang about here and have come across a few strange goings on in the past, things that shouldn’t be happening in daylight in a public park. Needless to say, I stick to the paths round the Loch now. I wouldn’t recommend letting your kids run loose in the more wooded areas. The council really need to get something done about this.

3. The David Livingstone Centre

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY, Scotland +44 1698 821424
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4 based on 149 reviews

The David Livingstone Centre

There are storeys of stories about David Livingstone, the famous Scottish explorer and missionary, in this birthplace museum of his life and work. Housed in Shuttle Row, a tenement which the Livingstones shared with 23 other families, this historic attraction is packed with items relating to his explorations in Africa. These range from letters and navigation equipment to his gruesome medical kit and hippo and lion skulls! It also gives a fascinating insight into the living and working conditions of 19th-century Scotland.We have children's quizzes and regular events to help keep little ones entertained, along with a sandy playpark and 20 acres of parkland and woodland. Located on the banks of the River Clyde, we are the starting point for some beautiful walks.Our tearoom is run by Motherwell College, providing lunches every weekday from 11am-2pm. Unfortunately the tearoom is not open on weekends.

Reviewed By Mags B - East Kilbride, United Kingdom

Great place to visit to get information about David Livingstone for my son's school project. Particularly liked seeing his living area and staff were lovely and informative.
We were originally told it was closed for refurbishment but as work never started it is still open at weekends by volunteers. National Trust for Scotland no longer part of the centre so members don't get in for free now. Bit run down in places so hope they get the funding needed to spruce the place back up as will be well worth a return visit then.

4. Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle Castle Avenue, Uddingston G71 8BL, Scotland +44 1698 816894
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Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland, much fought over during the Wars of Independence. Located in a beautiful setting overlooking the River Clyde, part of the original circular keep of Bothwell Castle survives. Find out about medieval Scotland by exploring the 13th century prison tower and the 14th century great hall and chapel. Open all year. Winter closed Thurs and Fri

Reviewed By David P - Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

This is an impressive castle ruins with the most amazingly huge walls. Really interesting to see canon balls that had been fired at the castle. Parts of the ruins are currently being renovated but still well worth a visit. The attendant/guide Chris was amazingly helpful and informative.

5. Bothwell Castle Golf Club

Uddingston Road, Bothwell G71 8TD, Scotland +44 1698 801971
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Bothwell Castle Golf Club

The Members, Committee and Staff at Bothwell Castle Golf Club believe that we are THE best Club in Lanarkshire and beyond.BCGC welcomes Corporate and Society Outing as well as casual visitors. From the minute you arrive at Bothwell Castle Golf Club you will realise that you are visiting a special Club that will provide you with everything you need for an outstanding day's golf.The Standard 18 hole Group Package for 9 or more players is Tea/Coffee and Hot Roll on arrival, a round of golf and a two course dinner and is priced at £49 per person. The Standard 36 hole Group Package consists of Tea/Coffee and Hot Roll on arrival, a round of golf, soup and Sandwich lunch followed by a further round of golf then a two course dinner and is priced at £59 per person.Catering upgrades are available on request.

Reviewed By AckyMitch - Wishaw, United Kingdom

This the third occasion I have met up with four of my former colleagues for a chat over lunch at the Bothwell Castle Golf Club. The menu options were reasonable and satisfied everyone. I always enjoy lunch at this and at Hamilton Golf Club where...MoreThank you for your review. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us a rating.

6. Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD, Scotland +44 1236 856150
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4.5 based on 587 reviews

Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Reviewed By Nilindy - Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow and the west of Scotland's industrial heritage relied on location, via the Clyde and the tobacco/cotton/sugar trade, resources from Lanarkshires coal and iron reserves, education following the reformation, and entrepreneurial acumen.
Summerlee provides insight into technology , industry and manpower that provided still and iron for the industrialisation that made Glasgow pivotal in the latter half of the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century's transport revolutio.
Beautifully presented, free and with abundant free parking this gem contrasts starkly with a town that was once the most polluted in the world.

7. Low Parks Museum

Low Parks Museum 129 Muir Street, Hamilton ML3 6BJ, Scotland +44 1698 452382
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4.5 based on 113 reviews

Low Parks Museum

Reviewed By casswife - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

This is free to visit and very interesting - lots of very old exhibits - a must see for children of today! There is also a lovely little cafe which serves scones, cakes, soup and sandwiches!

8. Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QZ, Scotland +44 1355 236644
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4.5 based on 421 reviews

Calderglen Country Park

Fun park to explore with children's zoo. The park itself is quite big and features various animals such as rabbits, Guinea pigs, wallabies, marmosets, meerkats, snakes, reptiles and fish.

Reviewed By StanEastKilbride - East Kilbride

The calderglen park has a lot to offer , you can spend a hole day there without it costing a fortune.
So what have they got to offer you , there are some great well laid out nature walks, good exercise and great for walking the dog, there is load of safe space for children to have fun and various structures for them to play on, it has also got a coffeeshop that is open at certain times.
The zoo is worth a walk about , with a good variety of wild & pet animals to see, you have to pay to enter the zoo, but it is worth it. the park also play host for an assortment of events throughout the year. Enjoy your day there .

9. Bothwell Road Park

65 Bothwell Road, Bothwell ML3 0DW, Scotland
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Bothwell Road Park

Bothwell Road Park is a large public park in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, which dates from 1894. It is located between the Hamilton West and Whitehill areas, around 1 mile (1.6 km) north of Hamilton town centre. It is also known as Hamilton Public Park.

Reviewed By knk23 - Hamilton uk

Lovely new swings etc my grandchildren had a great time. Park also has some outdoor adult fitness stuff.

10. The Wee Mud Hut

Evans Business Centre, Blantyre Industrial Estate, Blantyre G72 0XB, Scotland +44 7805 396641
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The Wee Mud Hut

Pottery sessions brought to you. Groups or organisations. I will come and provide a hand building session with all materials and tools

Reviewed By Bend1wend1

Took my wee girl Mia (11) and her friend Sarah (11) to the Wee Mud Hut today. Had a great time getting messy and making clay monsters to take home that day. The hut is a good size and well laid out with lots of...MoreThank you so much for such a lovely review! Look forward to seeing you again and getting on the wheel! :)

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