The county of Lanarkshire is split into North and South and surrounded by many counties - Stirling, Falkirk, West Lothian, Scottish Borders, Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow. The county is probably most famous for The New Lanark World Heritage Site which was built in 1785 by David Dale, a Scottish industrialist, to take advantage of the water power of the Falls of Clyde, to spin cotton much of which is commemorated at Summerlee Heritage Park.
Things to do in Lanarkshire
Bothwell Castle is a medieval Scottish castle, now in ruins, situated on a hill near the River Clyde. It is located in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, between Uddingston and Bothwell, about 10 miles southeast of Glasgow.
Craignethan Castle is an ancient ruined castle in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is situated above the River Nethan, a tributary of the River Clyde. The court is 2 miles west of the village of Crossford and 4.5 miles northwest of Lanark.
New Lanark Visitor Centre
New Lanark is a UNESCO World Heritage site with an award winning Visitor Centre
Falls Of Clyde
The Falls of Clyde is famous for its spectacular waterfalls, historical visitors, and scenic woodland walks. The falls of Clyde are located in New Lanark, and beautiful woodland riverside walks straight from the visitor centre to the reserve.
Dawyck Botanic Garden
Dawyck Botanic Garden is a botanic garden and arboretum covering 25 hectares (62 acres) at Stobo on the B712, 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Peebles in the Scottish Borders region of Scotland. The Garden is situated in the Upper Tweed Valley, a National Scenic Area.