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Hamilton (Scotland)

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Hamilton (Scotland)

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Hamilton is in Clydeside, Scotland, 12 miles from Glasgow and 35 miles from Edinburgh.

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  • Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir St, 01698 328232 (, fax: 01698 328412), [1]. M-Sa 10am-5pm, Su noon-5pm. Based in historic buildings which were once part of the Duke of Hamilton's estate. Has cafe. Free. (latitude,) edit
  • Hamilton Mausoleum, [2]. Built between 1842 and 1858 and formerly the resting place of the Dukes of Hamilton. Tours W, Sa, Su 2pm - book at Low Parks Museum. £1.15 adult, £0.70 child. (latitude,) edit
  • Craignethan Castle, south west of Hamilton and 9km north west of Lanark off the A72 (From Hamilton take McKindless bus group no 31 (Lanark) to Crossford Main Street (near Carluke) Tillietudlem Hotel (23 mins), then walk 15 mins to Craignethan Castle), 01555 860 364, [3]. Apr-Sep every day 9:30am-5:30pm, Oct every day 9:30am-4:30pm, Nov-Mar Sa-Su 9:30am-4:30pm. Castle built by Sir James Hamilton of Finnart in the 1530s. Adult £3.70, Child £1.85, Concession £3.00.  edit

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  • Chatelherault Country Park, Ferniegair (rail access to Chatelherault railway station), 01698 426213 (, fax: 01698 427741), [4]. Visitor centre: M-Sa 10am-5pm, Su noon-5pm. Main house: M-Th 10am-4:30pm. Restored hunting lodge built in the 1730s for the Dukes of Hamilton houses exhibitions gallery, displays, gift shop and cafe. Ten miles of woodland walks. The ruins of Cadzow Castle, built by Sir James Hamilton of Finnart around 1530, can be viewed but not entered. (latitude,) edit

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