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in The Clyde Valley, The Garden of Scotland.
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Scotland - The Clyde Valley
The heritage site about Balfron, Stirlingshire.
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welcomes you to where history comes alive: The Clyde Valley, Scotland.
- Aerial View.
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.
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
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.
Hamilton Mausoleum is not the only historic building in Hamilton.
There are a number of preserved buildings and museums.
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
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