The 10 Best Things to Do in Cambuslang, United Kingdom (UK)

February 6, 2018 Karren Gelb

Cambuslang /ˈkæmbəsˈlæŋ/ ( listen) (Scots: Cammuslang, from Scottish Gaelic: Camas Lang) is a suburban town on the south-eastern outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland. It is within the local authority area of South Lanarkshire and directly borders the town of Rutherglen to the west. Historically, it was a large civil parish incorporating the nearby hamlets of Newton, Flemington and Halfway.
Restaurants in Cambuslang

1. National Museum of Rural Life

Philipshill Road | Wester Kittochside, East Kilbride G76 9HR, Scotland +44 300 123 6789
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4.5 based on 291 reviews

National Museum of Rural Life

Discover how 300 years of farming and rural home life have shaped and altered Scotland's countryside. Tour the period farmhouse for a sense of what living on a farm was really like more than 50 years ago, and meet the animals on the historic working farm: Ayrshire cows, Tamworth pigs, Scots dumpy hens, black-faced sheep and Clydesdale horses.

Reviewed By Denise L - Whitby, Canada

The National Museum of Rural Life is a fascinating look into the past of farm life. The entry fee was quite reasonable for the hours of learning about how farmers of the past made their living. The exhibits were very interesting covering the clothing, animals, farm tools and machinery. A bumpy ride to the house and farm buildings puts you in the right mood as you head to the farm house. The life of this particular farm is fascinating and our guide Graeme Cumming brought it to life in the tour of the farm house. A perfect preserved farm house, each room a beautiful step into the past. The animals are delightful and well cared for. An extra opportunity for children to learn about the difficult life of a farmer. I recommend seeing the farm in every season to full appreciate our wonderful past.
There is also a delight gift shop and tea shop.

2. ScotKart Indoor Kart Racing and Combat City Tactical Laser Tag

Westburn Road | Glasgow, Cambuslang G72 7UD, Scotland +44 141 641 0222
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4.5 based on 50 reviews

ScotKart Indoor Kart Racing and Combat City Tactical Laser Tag

Located 10 minutes drive from Glasgow City Centre, and just off the M74. M73 & M8 Motorways ScotKart is easily accessible from the whole of central ScotLand. Rated a 5 Star Activity Centre by VisitScotland the centre offers two adrenaline pumping activities for individuals and groups. ScotKart Indoor Karting Centre is the longest established in Scotland and offers the largest multi- level track in Scotland, together with lightweight race karts, which are exhilarating to drive. No experience is needed, as we provide a safety briefing, and kit rental (Race-suit, helmet and gloves). For hygiene reasons we ask that you purchase a reusable head sock for a small fee. Adult karts are available for ages 12+, and can be booked for a timed ' Track Drive Experience' or a competitive 'Grand Prix Experience'. In addition to individuals we cater for Glasgow Stag and Hen Parties, Team Building, Birthday Parties and Corporate Entertainment. Junior Karts are available for ages 8+, and regular introduction classes are held to ensure first time drivers have a safe and enjoyable experience. Junior and adult karts are not normally mixed, apart from 'Family Sessions' at certain times. Combat City Tactical Laser Tag at ScotKart Glasgow is an award winning next generation laser tag centre offering the game play of paintball or air soft, but with hi-tech military grade taggers. Unlike traditional laser tag you play as a team to complete various Missions like 'Domination', 'Search and Destroy', 'VIP Escort'. Suitable for ages 8+ it's great fun for all the family. There are 2 outdoor arenas, with over 17 buildings offering lot's of cover, artificial turf so it's mud free, and floodlighting at night.

Reviewed By venusScotland - scotland

Friendly staff and all very well organised. Just had a go as my friends were keen to try it. Instruction was clear and although I was the worst of us 3, I did improve over the three sessions and really enjoyed it and would do it again. Recommended.

Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG, Scotland +44 141 276 9599
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mu​seum is Scotland's most visited free attraction.​ With 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects, the collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant.

Reviewed By dyoungone - Lanark, United Kingdom

Great way to spend an afternoon.
Went primarily for two things.
1. Charles Rennie Mackintosh exhibition, this was very good.
2. Crucifixion of Christ. This was on lone. Disappointing :-(
Nice café with great table service.
Good fun free day out. The CRM exhibition was £7 entry but that is a small price to pay for a great museum/gallery that is all free.
Highly recommend.

4. Bothwell Castle

Bothwell Castle Castle Avenue, Uddingston G71 8BL, Scotland +44 1698 816894
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4 based on 122 reviews

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. 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 .

6. James Hamilton Heritage Park

Stewartfield Way, East Kilbride G74 5LB, Scotland
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4 based on 122 reviews

James Hamilton Heritage Park

Reviewed By casswife - Dunfermline, United Kingdom

We haven't been for a while but took our grandchildren on Sunday and were pleased to find they have added more swings and attractions for the kids - what a difference it made - we had to drag them away for lunch!
My only complaint is that there are still no toilet facilities open unless you visit the cafe - come on South Lanarkshire - open the toilets, particularly at the weekend!

7. Kids Complex

151 Western Road, Cambuslang G72 8PE, Scotland +44 141 641 5673
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3.5 based on 21 reviews

Kids Complex

Welcome to our state of the art indoor soft play center. Kids Complex has everything that you need to have an amazing time; whether it be a day out with family, a party to celebrate your child's special day or just to give the little ones some exercise to keep them fit and healthy.

Reviewed By amost - Glasgow, UK

My kids love this place and have had their last two birthday parties there. To me this is a good soft play because you can see every part of the play area from the Seating area, there's good snack food and it feels quite spacious without being a cavern. The parties we've had have always been very well organised and we've literally turned up with cake and candles and the staff have done all the rest!
The only thing against it is that the sinks are very high in the loos and although there are step stools, it's still hard for wee ones to reach soap.

8. Tennents Wellpark Brewery

Wellpark Brewery 161 Duke Street, Glasgow G31 1JD, Scotland +44 141 202 7145
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4.5 based on 705 reviews

Tennents Wellpark Brewery

Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow is home to more than 450 years of brewing tradition and award winning beers. Our new tour takes you behind the scenes to discover how we make Tennent's so special. We've been part of Scotland and its culture for generations. This is a chance to learn about the rich heritage of one of the country's most loved brands as well as about the production processes that have taken place at Wellpark from through the centuries up to today. Follow us from the very origins of brewing at Wellpark, to present day support of and passion for Scottish music and football. As well as a rare collection of vintage and retro Tennent's packaging, there's a chance to watch your favourite Tennent's adverts from over the decades and also a shop to buy exclusive Tennent's goodies... And to top it all off, there might even be a cheeky wee taste of Scotland's Favourite at the end of the tour in it for you. Tasty.

Reviewed By Kitty8704 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Really enjoyed the tour. Interesting tour of the brewery. Tour guide was very good. You get a pint and other samples at the end so it is a good value for money too. Recommend it for both Glasgow locals and visitors.Hello there We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the brewery tour experience. Aye, the drinks at the end always go down well! Cheers! TVC

9. Pollok Country Park

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow G43 1AT, Scotland +44 141 287 5064
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4.5 based on 902 reviews

Pollok Country Park

Over 360 acres of green, this lovely park is best known for its well-kept scenic running and walking trails.

Reviewed By garyp281 - New York City, New York

Set in a spacious park in the center of 19th Century Suburban Glasgow, is a country home now museum that is worthy of a visit when in Glasgow. Pollok House is grand and architecturally significant, with several lovely interior spaces that "wow", filled with an historic collection of paintings from Spain and Italy filling it's gallery of rooms: step out to the parterre Gardens (they were in bloom in the temperate winter), and, make time for a soup and Sandwich in the former kitchen lit from a glass lantern - turned into a cafe...and, Scottish gifts available in an ample gift shop. (food, wool products and other gift items).

10. Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

103 Trongate | First Floor, Glasgow G1 5HD, Scotland +44 141 552 7080
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4.5 based on 297 reviews

Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre

Permanent exhibition of Eduard Bersudsky's amazing kinetic sculptures. Hundreds of carved figures and pieces of old scrap perform an incredible choreography to haunting music and synchronised light, telling the funny and tragic stories of the human spirit as it struggles against the relentless circles of life and death. Main show (45 min)- Wed-Sun 3pm, Adults£6, conc £4, children age 4-11 - free. There are additional shows during high tourist season and school hols - please check our website for details. Full show (70 min) - Sun & Thu 7pm.(Adults £8, conc £6) Advance booking by e-mail is essential

Reviewed By Sho M

Having been recommended this artists' work years ago, and meaning forever to find the gallery and check it out but never *quite* getting round to it, I finally ended up visiting unexpectedly with 2 small children in need of entertainment when our planned activity got...MoreMany thanks for in-depth review

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