Lanarkshire Scotland is approximately 40 miles (64 klm) from Edinburgh just over 1 hours drive Below are a number of places to visit when touring Lanarkshire. Lanarkshire Scotland stretches from the outskirts of Glasgow to the Leadhills the second highest village in Scotland, Lanarkshire Scotland with many amazing attractions and place to visit. Blantyre Priory Ruins, Hamilton Palace, Hamilton Mausoleum, Bothwell Castle, Strathaven Castle, John Hastie Museum, Low Parks Museum Cadzow Castle, Falls of Clyde, Craignethan Castle, David Livingstone Centre, There are also many places for activities, Netherfield Alpacas, at Strathaven Airfield Lanarkshire Scotland you can have a hovercraft experience, Fly Microlights, Hot air Ballooning, Flying Lesson Experience.
An area that must be visited is Leadhills where the first subscription library opened in 1741 the birthplace of Allan Ramsay and where the oldest lived man is buried John Taylor age 137 with a recollection of a total eclipse of the sun in 1652 when working in the mines, and he died in 1770.
Hamilton has many thing to visit Hamilton Palace, Hamilton Mausoleum, Chatelherault and Country Park which the Duke of Hamilton built as a Hunting Lodge and Summer House. Low Parks Museum is two Historic buildings which were built on the Duke of Hamilton’s former Estate. Portland, the private home of David Crawford, secretary and lawyer to the 3rd Duke and Duchess of Hamilton and the former Palace Riding School of the 10th Duke of Hamilton.
The first racecourse in Hamilton was in 1782 at a site in Chatelherault and closed in 1907. The present Hamilton Park Racecourse opened in 1926 and was the first racecourse in Scotland and in 1947 it was the first racecourse to stage an evening meeting. Hamilton Racecourse also is a venue that holds weddings and conferences for up to 300 people.