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
90 minutes
David Livingstone Centre
David Livingstone Centre
An old complex, comprising an 18C mill
60 minutes
Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle
Bothwell Castle, now in ruins, dominates
60 minutes
Gladstone Court Museum
Gladstone Court Museum
Laid out like a busy street, this
90 minutes
Greenhill Covenanting Museum
Greenhill Covenanting Museum
The exhibits and souvenirs on display in
90 minutes
St Bride's Church
St Bride's Church
At the heart of a district of medieval
15 minutes