Clyde Valley Tourist Route
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The Clyde Valley Tourist Route is one of the shortest routes at only 35 miles long but it certainly isn't short when it comes to activities.
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A fantastic drive following one of the predominant and important rivers in Scotlands industrial history, starting off in Abington travelling north to the town of Hamilton.
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On route you will come across New Lanark, which is one of only 6 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Scotland giving you a fantastic insight into how people worked and lived in Scotland during the Industrial Revolution.
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Yet only 5 minutes along the route you will enter into a completely different world boasting some of the most dramatic waterfalls as the Clyde plummets down the Corra Linn, this area hosts amazing wildlife and there is a good chance you will see badgers, foxes, bats and if you're lucky there are Peregrine Falcons that nest on the cliffs below.
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There is an array of local activities, attractions and dining options along the way with something to suit everyone including the world famous Biggar Puppet Theatre who are celebrating their 50th year of productions with some great shows on offer, Trail Riding at The Scottish Equestrian Centre, mixing with Alpacas at Netherfield Farm, some family fun at the Clyde Valley Family Park, sampling some of the locally grown produce at Goulding’s Garden Centre or why not treat yourself with some award winning ice cream at Equi’s Ice Cream Parlour.
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There are also some excellent restaurants to be found whether you are looking for a lunch, dinner or simply a tea or coffee break. Check out or recommended hotels below.
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Travelling further north you will pass through Chatelherault Country Park which was originally The Duke of Hamiltons 18th century hunting ground. You will finish off in Strathclyde Park which offers everything from open water swimming to riding the roller coaster at Scotlands largest theme park.
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No matter what your preferences are there is something for everyone on this fasinating 35miles along the River Clyde.
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Lunch Recommendations
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Stop off at one of our recommended hotels for a wonderful lunch or afternoon tea, or why not even make a weekend of it and book into the hotel for a few nights away and explore along the Clyde Valley Tourist Route at your leisure.
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Local Hidden Gems
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Purple Heather Scottish Tours
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Purple Heather Scottish Tours
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With over 16 years in the Travel and Tourism industry in various different roles, I along with excellent driver/guides, would love to show you Bonnie Scotland, regarded by many as the most beautiful country in the world. Relax as we travel through the stunning scenery that this amazing country has to offer.
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