East Kilbride is a large suburban town located in the West Central Lowlands of Scotland. The area is situated on high ground around 8 miles southeast of Glasgow city centre, with road link along the A727 and A749.
Some of the attractions in the area include Dollan Baths, one of the most significant buildings with a category A listed status, where you can enjoy swimming activities. Hunter House Museum, located within the town features exhibits relating to the medical pioneers William and John Hunter, both born in the area. An area of architectural interest is the local church, St. Brides’s Church, built in 1957 by the architects Gillespie, Kidd and Coia.
Calderglen Country Park, Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QZ (01355) 236644
Equipped with a fascinating visitor centre, Calderglen Country Park also contains a children’s zoo, nature trails and an ornamental garden.
Visitors can also visit the Calderglen Conservatory to take in the large collection of plants, or just relax in the Courtyard café.
Bothwell Castle, Uddington G71 8BL (01698) 816894
Just five miles from East Kilbride, Bothwell is a fantastic 13th Century castle set by the River Clyde.
The scene of a famous siege by England’s Edward I in 1301; the castle was rebuilt with a great hall and chapel added. Now open all year round, the castle has a visitor centre, shop and toilets.