Visit Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, Ayrshire and Glasgow from one great central base
Discover a very under-rated region of hidden gems that offers exciting possibilities every day. Lanarkshire & The Clyde Valley boasts a wide choice of things to see and do and effortlessly combines world-class attractions, great shopping and museums and galleries, alongside parks and gardens, stunning architecture and a year-round programme of events and festivals.
Experience beautiful parks and exciting attractions, get active with sports, walking and cycling or enjoy a variety of culture and entertainment in Lanarkshire. You will be amazed at the huge and diverse range of outdoor activities, often more commonly associated with the more ‘honeypot’ destinations of Scotland.
Lanarkshire is home to two world heritage sites, New Lanark and the Antonine Wall and many Visit Scotland four and five star visitor attractions including: Chatelherault Country Park, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, the National Museum of Rural Life and Low Parks Museum, its plain to see that Lanarkshire offers some of the best days out in Scotland.
The Clyde Valley Tourist Route takes you on a 42 mile journey passing through spectacular scenery giving an insight into the rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley.
And of course there’s Glasgow - only 20 miles, 25 minutes from The Popinjay.
About Rosebank - village home to The Popinjay
Rosebank is a small village in South Lanarkshire in Scotland situated 1 mile east of Ashgill and 1 mile south-east of Dalserf, on the left bank of the River Clyde. Associated with horticulture this attractive village is surrounded with picturesque countryside, rolling hills and abundant with wildlife. Rosebank is a popular tourist destination and an ideal base for visiting the South Lanarkshire attractions with good road and regular bus and train links to Glasgow, Hamilton, Motherwell and Lanark. There is a selection of holiday accommodation, shops and amenities, pubs, cafes and places to eat out. There is fishing available on the Clyde and a selection of golf courses in the area. Attractions include the scenic Clyde Valley National Nature Reserve, the Lanark Museum with exhibits on the ancient history and heritage of the area and the New Lanark Heritage Centre; a 5-star visitor attraction with a water powered mill complex, a recreated Victorian classroom and interactive displays. Further attractions include The Dalziel Golf Park and Country Club, the Baron Haugh Nature Reserve and the North Calder Heritage Trail. M and D Scotland, a large Theme park and the Strathclyde Country Park are located in neighbouring Motherwell. Historically interesting features nearby include the ruined remains of the Strathaven Castle built in 1458 and the Morgan Glen railway viaduct which opened in 1905 standing 170ft high.