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Hamilton

... welcomes you to where history comes alive: The Clyde Valley, Scotland.


Chatelherault - Aerial View.

The ancient burgh of Hamilton was originally known as Cadzow, an Anglicisation of the Celtic name "Cadihou" meaning "beautiful castle". Since 1445 the town has been called Hamilton after the prominent local landowning family of the same name.

During the 17th Century, Hamilton was one of the main stopping places for the Scotland - England stagecoach - indeed the Hamilton District Museum is housed in a former coaching inn. Today Hamilton is a thriving town boasting many superb visitor attractions, in addition to an excellent shopping centre and a host of leisure facilities. During your stay, you can be assured a warm and friendly welcome awaits you from the people of Hamilton.

Hamilton Mausoleum

This building was built in the 18th Century and boasts the longest echo (15 seconds) of any building in Europe. It was built as a chapel and crypt for the Duke of Hamilton.

The Hamilton Mausoleum is not the only historic building in Hamilton. There are a number of preserved buildings and museums.

 

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Hamilton Park Racecourse
Hamilton provides a variety of leisure services, including the popular Hamilton Park Racecourse and the Hamilton Water Palace. The latter features a leisure pool with lazy river, flume, tyre ride, bubble beds, and much more. Also located near Hamilton is Strathclyde Country Park, providing a centre for outdoor activities and watersports.


Strathclyde Country Park

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