Holiday Inn Express Hamilton is ideally located to explore the surrounding countryside as well as the tourist sights of Glasgow. Looking for something to do whilst you're in town? We've listed a few ideas below.
Hamilton Park Racecourse is one of the most beautiful settings in racing. Ideal for entertaining clients, staff or friends.
Originally built in 1732 for the Duke of Hamilton, Chatelherault is now a stunning and unique venue for exhibitions, events and weddings as well as being a visitor centre and gift shop. The 500 acre Country Park that surrounds the building is full of Scottish wildlife and is a popular location for families and walkers.
Hamilton Golf Club was founded in 1892 and the layout was developed by the famous course designer, James Braid,in 1925. A beautiful parkland course it is a must play for every golfer.’
With 5 terrifying white-knuckle rides, over 20 kids' rides, 18 hole miniature golf, 'glow in the dark' indoor bowling, a massive indoor complex including a gigantic soft play area, bars and restaurants and My Pawfect Bear Factory. You can also discover AMAZONIA, Scotland's only indoor tropical rainforest packed with exotic animals, birds and creepy crawlies! Why go anywhere else? It's out of this world.
Thousands of visitors every year come to enjoy the huge range of activities available from sailing to sunbathing, birdwatching to bicycling, water ski-ing to watching the world go by. Ideally situated, with excellent road and public transport links, the park plays host to a series of major events throughout the year, all with their own special excitement and attractions to offer the visitor.
Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility is one of scotland's flagship sports venues, with state of the art sports and leisure facilities, gyms, athletics hall, indoor and outdoor football arenas, and nine badminton courts, Ravenscraig Sports facility in Motherwell is a spectacular venue.
Hamilton Water Palace is one of Lanarkshire’s most popular leisure facilities, with water activities for the whole family to enjoy including flumes, a lazy river, tyre slide and pirate ship. This 4 star complex offers a Club gym, fitness studio, beauty salon and a café to wind down after an afternoon of non-stop activity.
Covering 500 acres and two natural lochs Drumpellier Country Park attracts an abundance of wildlife. The lochs attract water birds and the woodlands are rich in bird life, small wild animals and many types of fungi. A wide range of facilites are available including a 4 star visitor centre, café and children's play areas. Nature trails and boat hire are also available making Drumpellier park a fun day out for all the family.
Summerlee Museum's 22 acres are built around the site of the 19th Century Summerlee Ironworks and its branch of the Monklands Canal. Summerlee is a VisitScotland '4-star' visitor attraction. The Museums main attractions are electric tramway with historic trams, huge exhibition hall with working machinery and 'hands on' activities, re-created adit mine and miners' cottages from the 1840s to the 1980s, playpark with areas for tots to teens, exhibition gallery and gift shop.
East Kilbride’s Dollan Aqua Centre is a first class leisure facility, where Scotland’s first Olympic-sized swimming pool was built. The building is grade A listed, recently undergoing over £6m refurbishment, and houses a variety of facilities for those looking to improve their fitness or have fun.
Calderglen Country Park is a hub of activity with lots of things to see and do including the children’s zoo, tropical conservatory, adventure play area, golf and the Torrance House visitor centre and gift shop. Close to Langlands Moss Nature Reserve with its raised walking platform means visitors can see the bog up close.
GoMA is housed in an iconic building located in the heart of Glasgow, which it shares with the city centre library. GoMA plays an important part in the city’s rich heritage.
At Riverside Museum there are over 3,000 objects on display, compared with 1,300 objects at the previous Museum of Transport. These include some old favourites along with some new exhibits to the Collection. One of the new exhibits is the recently acquired South African locomotive, Glasgow Museums’ largest object.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is one of Scotland's most popular free attractions. It has 22 themed, state-of-the-art galleries displaying an astonishing 8000 objects. The collections are extensive, wide-ranging and internationally-significant.
Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions. It has lots of activities to keep visitors of all ages entertained for hours. There are two acres of interactive exhibits, workshops, shows, activities, a planetarium and an IMAX cinema.
The fascinating history of New Lanark is brought back to life in an award-winning Visitor Centre. With a passport ticket you can explore all of these fantastic exhibitions: The Annie McLeod Experience Ride, Mill Workers Houses, Robert Owen’s House, Robert Owen School, a Working Textiles Exhibition and Scotland’s largest roof garden!
Not what you fancy?
If you have a particular activity in mind or would like some other recommendations, ask one of our friendly team members - we're always happy to advise!