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is a great place to visit with a wide range of attractions, activities
and country parks which will appeal to all the family. From the
unique experience of New Lanark World Heritage Site, Chatelherault
Country Park and M&D's - Scotland's Theme Park, there really is
something for everyone.
Here are some facts about Lanarkshire:
The town of Lanark features a memorial stone on the site
of the house William 'Braveheart' Wallace shared with his wife
Marion. Marion's death at the hands of the English kick-started
Wallace's vengeful crusade which is portraid in the film 'Braveheart'.
Coatbridge is home to 'Scotland's Noisiest Museum', Sumerlee
Heritage Park, where visitors are shown what life was like when
Lanarkshire was at the vanguard of the world's iron and steel
New Lanark, a preserved 18th-century cotton mill village,
is one of only four Unesco World Heritage sites in Scotland.
The Lanarkshire town of Blantyre is the birthplace of the
Victorian missionary and explorer Dr David Livingstone, discoverer
of Lake Ngami and the Victoria Falls of the Zambezi. Livingstone
died in Zambia in 1856 and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Roman times Lanarkshire has been famous for sourcing precious
metals. Visitors and locals still pan for gold.
Lanark Blue is a world-renowned, full flavoured blue gourmet
cheese made in Lanarkshire. Produced near Carnwath by Humphrey
Errington since 1985, it uses the cheese maker's own flock of
sheep to make one of the first ewe's milk cheeses produced in
Britain since the medieval times.
The longest echo ever detected in any building lasted 15
seconds, and was produced by the noise of shutting the door of
the chapel of the Hamilton Mausoleum in Lanarkshire.
At 10am each New Year's Day, Lanark's citizens gather at
the Tolbooth to receive a glass of mulled wine from the Community
Council. Lanark's elderly may also claim a pound coin. This ceremony
originates from a bequest made by Lord Carmichael in the 1660s
and remains an important fixture each year.
In 1947, Hamilton Park Racecourse in Lanarkshire became
the 1st to stage evening racing.
Two of the greatest ever Scottish football mangers come
from Lanarkshire, Jock Stein CBE (1922-85), born in Burnbank,
and Sir Matt Busby CBE (1909-94) from Orbiston.
Here are just some places to visit in and around Lanarkshire:
Heritage Way Coatbridge
Lanarkshire ML5 1QD
Lanark World heritage Site
New Lanark Mills, Lanark
Lanarkshire ML11 9DB
Court Street Museum
North Back Road Biggar,
High Road Motherwell,
of Scottish Country Life
West Kittochside East Kilbride,
Heritage Way Coatbridge,