Destination Lanarkshire – There’s a Web of Attractions to be Found

Lanarkshire Tourism Marketing Partnership has launched their new website The exciting, interactive site will allow visitors to explore the wide range of visitor attractions which the area boasts.

Glasgow, United Kingdom, July 25, 2009 --( A host of characters from some of Lanarkshire’s most famous visitor attractions got together today (Thursday July 16) at the National Museum of Rural Life to launch a new website – – which tells visitors everything they need to know about what’s happening in the area.

The characters – which include a canoeist, a clown and a Clydesdale horse – were on hand to show the wide range of activities and attractions Lanarkshire has to offer. The characters were joined by Seonad Wilson and her grandson Josh Turnball who is three and are both from Freuchie and their friend Chloe Balfour who is six and from Cumbernauld, who came along to find out exactly what’s happening in and around one of Scotland’s biggest counties.

The new site is managed by the Lanarkshire Tourism Marketing Partnership and will allow visitors to explore the wide range of visitor attractions which the area boasts as the summer holiday period gets well underway.

Stephen Balfour of the Lanarkshire Tourism Marketing Partnership commented: “Lanarkshire is ideally situated for visitors from across Scotland. We’re in easy reach for a day out from Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Central belt, and only around three hours away from cities such as Aberdeen and Carlisle.

“For a long time, Lanarkshire has been known as an area famous for its industrial or rural heritage with little else to offer people from outside of the county. Whilst we celebrate our heritage at Summerlee and the National Museum of Rural Life, we also have so much more to offer and we want to make visitors from all over the UK aware just what they can do in Lanarkshire through our newly revamped website,”

Lanarkshire not only boasts two of Scotland’s five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, New Lanark World Heritage Site and the Antonine Wall, but it is also home to Scotland’s largest theme park, M&D’s. Amongst some of the other must see attractions include the Low Parks Museum and Chatelherault Country Park, which are both five star visitor attractions.

Other great draws for visitors include Summerlee - the Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, the National Museum of Rural Life,Calderglen Country Park, Scotkart and the Time Capsule.

The Strathaven Balloon Festival, The Heavy Horse Show, The Lanark Medieval Festival and the Great Scottish Swim, which all take place throughout the summer months in Lanarkshire add to the variety of events on offer.
Next month, Motherwell will also stage its first ever music festival, headlined by local band, Teenage Fanclub.

Duncan Dornan, General Manager of the National Museum of Rural Life and Chair of the Lanarkshire Attractions Association said: “There is so much to see and do in Lanarkshire and the new website is a great way to discover attractions and events which will certainly add to your experience when you visit Lanarkshire. I hope that it will encourage people to come and explore and discover lots of fantastic attractions which until now they might not have been aware of.”

To find out more about the great things to see and do in Lanarkshire visit

Cherisse Todd