Inside Motherwell - top things to do

Motherwell boasts acres of greenery and its very own loch. Take a look at our favourite things to do and see for a day of fun and exploration around this fascinating town.


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Need inspiration? What to see

Strathclyde Country Park is an obvious place to visit for fresh air, green vistas and watersports. Take a guided nature walk, catch a music festival or steer your pedalo across Strathclyde Loch. There are hours of possibilities for the entire family throughout the park’s 400 hectares and it’s no surprise that thousands visit every year.

For exciting thrills and family fun, M&Ds theme park is right next door to Strathclyde Country Park With a fantastic range of rollercoasters, rides, shows and attractions, there's plenty to excite the whole family at Scotland's premiere theme park.

Motherwell's name comes from an ancient religious monument – the Mother's Well – dedicated to the Virgin Mary. You can still stand at the place where the well was located, marked by a plaque on Ladywell Road.

After an exciting day out, explore Motherwell's rich history at the North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre. As well as fascinating exhibitions, the tower at the Centre is one of the landscape's most prominent features. Choose a decent day, get climbing and you can enjoy views stretching across the Clyde Valley and beyond.

Hidden Motherwell

Chatelherault Country Park is a true jewel of Motherwell. This 1732 Hunting Lodge, built for the Dukes of Hamilton, is now a highly Instagrammable place to visit. Beyond this stunning building there are miles of ancient woodland to explore, an adventure playground for the kids, and plenty of places to enjoy a Scottish picnic.

Retail Therapy

High street heaven

Motherwell Shopping Centre is the place to go for your favourite high street brands. Pick up a bargain in Designer Home then enjoy a coffee in Costa while you plan your next excursion.

Something different

Garrion Bridges Garden & Antique Centre is more than a place to buy plants. The Centre has over 9000 square feet of antiques and a large coffee shop which serves delicious home-made food. It's well worth a visit.


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