The best things to do near Days Inn Hamilton

24 November 2018

Days Inn Hamilton is conveniently located for trips to Glasgow, but there are a variety of other activities you can do outside the major Scottish city.

Here are 5 of the top things to do near Days Inn Hamilton.

1. Hamilton

The town of Hamilton itself is a great place to start for exploring the local area.

Just opposite Days Inn Hamilton on the M74 is Strathclyde Country Park. The Strathclyde Loch hosts a variety of annual and local events and is a beautiful place to take a quiet afternoon walk.

If you’re interested in finding out a little more about the history in the county of South Lanarkshire, you can visit Low Parks Museum, located within two of Hamilton’s oldest buildings. In this five-star museum, you’ll learn about the fascinating ins and outs of Hamilton Palace it its mid-19th century origins, alongside the workings of agriculture and coal mining. 

2. Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow is an obvious choice if you’re visiting this part of Scotland. Located just 20 minutes from Days Inn Hamilton, you’d easily need more than a weekend to explore the countless attractions this major Scottish city has to offer.

For history and culture, Glasgow’s medieval cathedral is celebrated for its stunning gothic architecture inside and out, surviving the religious wars of the sixteenth centuries intact, leaving an authentic place of worship for people all over the world to visit and admire.

You should also pay a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow’s most popular attraction, for an afternoon spent admiring their 22 galleries. 

The pop-up Vintage & Flea market is a great place to grab a vintage bargain. Or you can grab a pint in the 19th century Horseshoe Inn!

3. Take a Whiskey Tour

On your way to Glasgow from Days Inn Hamilton, there’s three distilleries that offer great value day tasting tours.

Take your pick from the Glasgow Distillery Co (which also offers gin tasting), The Clydeside Distillery, which has a great chocolate and whiskey tasting tour, and Dewar’s Aberfeldy Distillery, which of the three, offers the widest range of different tours to suit the whisky novice to blending enthusiast.

4. Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Just a 45-minute drive north of Hamilton is the stunning Loch Lomond National Park.

This huge area of western-Scottish beauty has a range of outdoor activities to suit all ages and abilities. From walking tours, cycling and climbing to cruises and waterbuses.

On the Waterbus, at an amazing value, you can embark on a relaxing round-trip journey to nearby Loch Katrine, taking in the breathtaking views along the way.

Wrapping up

By staying at Days Inn Hamilton, you have a wealth of history, culture and nature right on your door step.

During your stay, make sure you take advantage of all the beauty this Scottish region has to offer.

 

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