South Lanarkshire
Hamilton
Hamilton The Essential
Home to the powerful Hamilton family, premier dukes of Scotland, this town changed its name from Cadzow to Hamilton in the 15C and became a royal burgh a century later (in 1548). In the late 18C and early 19C, the town grew quickly as a mining centre, after Lanarkshire's coal seams were found and started to be worked. Today, Hamilton is a busy commercial and administrative centre.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Hamilton
New Lanark
New Lanark
The creation of New Lanark is linked to
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David Livingstone Centre
David Livingstone Centre
An old complex, comprising an 18C mill
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Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle, now in ruins, dominates
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Gladstone Court Museum
Gladstone Court Museum
Laid out like a busy street, this
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Greenhill Covenanting Museum
Greenhill Covenanting Museum
The exhibits and souvenirs on display in
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St Bride's Church
St Bride's Church
At the heart of a district of medieval
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