The Scottish town of Hamilton lies within the southern part of the county Lanarkshire and families staying in Hamilton hotels can enjoy a fun packed weekend. The town is the fifth biggest in Scotland and was once known as Cadzow, meaning ‘beautiful castle’. The name was eventually changed as a way of honouring the Hamilton family, who had contributed greatly towards to the town.
There are a number of remarkable buildings for visitors to see that show these contributions including Hamilton Palace and Hamilton Mausoleum. Whether it’s walking around a country park, exploring an adventure playground, going ice skating or visiting a museum, there is plenty to amuse families staying in Hamilton hotels.
One of Hamilton’s top visitor attractions is Chatelherault. Built in 1732 as the summer house for the Duke of Hamilton, Country Park, the restored buildings and beautiful country park makes for the perfect family day out. There is a display gallery and numerous exhibitions about the house itself and the history and wildlife surrounding the town. Outside in the grounds, families can enjoy miles of wide open parkland and this area actually boasts some of the oldest woodlands in the country.
Another great place to visit whilst staying in Hamilton hotels is Hamilton Palace Mausoleum. The Roman-style domed building is one of Lanarkshire’s most iconic landmarks. You may think your children won’t be interested but when you tell them it has the longest-lasting echo of any building in the world, I’m sure they’ll enjoy shouting at the top of their lungs! Low Parks Museum is a 5 star attractions and offers families a wonderful insight into the history of towns and villages in the Clyde Valley. There is a jam packed exhibitions programme throughout the year and plenty of interactive displays for the kids to bring history to life. These are just a few of the many attractions available for those staying in Hamilton hotels.
Families staying in Hamilton hotels can also enjoy one of Scotland's most popular visitor attractions, Strathclyde Country Park. There is loads to see and do for all of the family including country walks, children’s play areas, a cafe and a fitness gym. The amount of activities is impressive too with everything from sailing and kayaking to cycling and bird watching. The park also boasts Scotland's best family theme park, M&D’s. Families are spoilt for choice as there are 5 rollercoasters, 2 water rides and plenty of exhilarating attractions. There is something for everyone at Strathclyde Park and staying in Hamilton hotels puts you right on its doorstep!