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Visitor Centres in Lanarkshire

What better way to discover new and unique insights into local culture, nature and heritage than by choosing to visit one of the visitor centres detailed here?

Airdrie Observatory

Within Airdrie Library Wellwynd, Airdrie ML6 0AG

One of only four observatories operating in the UK, Airdrie Observatory is of historical and scientific interest for both adults and children alike!

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Bardykes Farm

Bardykes Farm Bardykes Road, Blantyre G72 9UJ

Experience life on the farm at Bardykes Farm, Blantyre where they run regular open days at the weekend and outdoor farm birthday parties!

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Biggar Gasworks Museum

Biggar Gasworks Museum Gas Works Road, Biggar ML12 6BZ

Biggar Gasworks Museum is preserved as a lasting reminder of an industry that provided so much benefit to all the country’s citizens.

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Biggar Puppet Theatre

8 Broughton Road, Biggar ML12 6HA

Biggar Puppet Theatre is a Victorian style puppet theatre and the home of International Purves Puppets!

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Calderglen Country Park

Calderglen Country Park Strathaven Road, East Kilbride G75 0QZ

Calderglen Country Park is a four-star tourist attraction based in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire featuring a Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouse, Adventure Play Area and more!

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David Livingstone Birthplace

165 Station Road, Blantyre G72 9BY

The David Livingstone Birthplace celebrates the birthplace and legacy of Dr David Livingstone in Blantyre and across Africa!

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Discover Amazonia

M&Ds Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell ML1 3RT

Discover Amazonia, situated within M&Ds at Strathclyde Park, is Scotland's only indoor tropical rainforest, packed full of exotic plants and animals!

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National Museum of Rural Life

Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road, East Kilbride G76 9HR

Take in the sights, smells and sounds of a 1950s working farm, complete with dairy cows and sheep, at the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride.

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New Lanark World Heritage Site

New Lanark World Heritage Site New Lanark Mills, Lanark M11 9DB

New Lanark World Heritage Site is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and only around an hour's drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre

North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre High Road, Motherwell ML1 3HU

The North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre is a free family visitor attraction located in Motherwell which is seen as the main repository for archives and modern records for the whole of North Lanarkshire!

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RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve

RSPB Barons Haugh Nature Reserve Manse Road, Motherwell ML1 2PZ

RSPB Baron's Haugh is a thriving community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too.

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Scottish Wildlife Trust: Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve and Visitor Centre

The Dyeworks New Lanark Mills, Lanark ML11 9DB

The Scottish Wildlife Trust Falls of Clyde and Visitor Centre is nestled in the Clyde Valley and is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve.

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Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life Heritage Way, Coatbridge ML5 1QD

Summerlee, the museum of Scottish industrial life - in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire - is a VisitScotland '4 Star' visitor attraction and 'Best Working Attraction' award-winner!

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Visitor Centres in East Renfrewshire

Here's a selection of Visitor Centres you can find over on our sister site, What's On East Renfrewshire:

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre

Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre Moor Road, Eaglesham G760QQ

Whitelee Windfarm is Europe's largest windfarm and is located on Eaglesham Moor just 20 minutes from Glasgow!

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Visitor Centres in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Here's a selection of Visitor Centres you can find over on our sister site, What's On Edinburgh:

Hopetoun House

Hopetoun House Hopetoun, South Queensferry EH30 9SL

Situated on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Hopetoun is a place of outstanding natural beauty, which has Scotland's finest stately home at its heart.

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The Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament , Edinburgh Old Town EH99 1SP

Scotland's Parliament sits at the foot of Edinburgh's famous Royal Mile in front of the spectacular Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags.

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Dynamic Earth

112 - 116 Holyrood Gait, Edinburgh Old Town EH8 8AS

Dynamic Earth is a 5 star visitor experience which invites you to take a journey through time to witness the story of planet Earth. Through a series of...

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Visitor Centres in Fife

Here's a selection of Visitor Centres you can find over on our sister site, What's On Fife:

The Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre Bow of Fife, Cupar KY15 4NQ

The Scottish Deer Centre is spread over 55 acres of Fife countryside just outside Cupar, and is home to 13 species of deer from around the world along with other animals.

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St Andrews Botanic Garden

St Andrews Botanic Garden Canongate, St Andrews KY16 8RT

A national treasure in the heart of St Andrews. Discover 18 acres of rare and unusual plants as well as an extensive glasshouse range.

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St Andrews Aquarium

St Andrews Aquarium The Scores , St Andrews KY169

St Andrews Aquarium boasts one of the finest locations in the historic town and is a perfect destination for all things fishy.

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Visitor Centres in Glasgow

Here's a selection of Visitor Centres you can find over on our sister site, What's On Glasgow:

The Clydeside Distillery

100 Stobcross Road, Glasgow West End G3 8QQ

The Clydeside Distillery is a single malt Scotch whisky distillery and visitor experience in the heart of Glasgow.

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Tollcross Childrens Farm and Visitor Centre

The Courtyard 254b Wellshot Road, Glasgow East End G32 7AX

Tollcross Children's Farm is an outstanding facility which will appeal to young and old alike. Regulars in the farm are Shire Horses, Shetland Ponies, rabbits, sheep, Highland Cattle and much more!

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The Tall Ship Glenlee

150 Pointhouse Place, Glasgow West End G3 8RS

The Tall Ship Glenlee operates a programme of year-round maritime themed events and activities, with specially devised talks and tours, school visits and costumed volunteer days.

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Visitor Centres in Renfrewshire and Inverclyde

Here's a selection of Visitor Centres you can find over on our sister site, What's On Renfrewshire:

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Castle Semple Visitor Centre and Country Park Lochlip Road, Lochwinnoch PA12 4EA

Clyde Muirshiel is Scotland's largest Regional Park - a great place to easily enjoy the outdoors. The Park is just west of Glasgow, south of Greenock, east of Largs and north of Ardrossan!

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Greenock Cut Visitor Centre

Greenock Cut Visitor Centre Cornalees Bridge, Inverkip PA16 9LX

Situated in the heart of Inverclyde’s historic water catchment area, the Greenock Cut is a scheduled monument with fantastic views and trails.

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Finlaystone Country Estate

Finlaystone Country Estate , Langbank PA14 6TJ

Finlaystone Country Estate is an established visitor attraction managed by the family of the Chief of the Clan MacMillan.

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Visitor Centres in Stirling and Falkirk

Here's a selection of Visitor Centres you can find over on our sister site, What's On Stirling:

The Engine Shed

Forthside Way, Stirling FK8 2BY

We’re Scotland’s building conservation centre, a place to explore your built heritage!

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Green Aspirations Scotland CIC

Gartur Dykehead, Port of Menteith FK8 3JY

Green Aspirations Scotland are a social enterprise aiming to provide benefit to the community rather than to make a profit.

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The National Wallace Monument

Abbey Craig Hillfoots Road, Causewayhead FK9 5LF

The Wallace Monument stands tall and proud outside the city of Stirling, overlooking the scene of Scotland’s victory at The Battle of Stirling Bridge.

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Visitor Centres in Other Areas

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park , Maybole KA19 8LE

With a dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history & beautiful surrounds, Culzean Castle and Country Park is one of Scotland's best days out!

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Dean Castle Country Park

Dean Castle Country Park Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

Nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family!

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Dundonald Castle and Visitor Centre

Dundonald Castle Winehouse Yett, Dundonald KA2 9HD

War and romance, smuggling and heroism, tales of the supernatural and more – Royal Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland's most unexplored and fascinating treasures!

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Kelburn Estate & Country Centre

Kelburn Castle & Country Centre Fairlie, Largs KA29 0BE

A 13th Century castle that's had an amazing makeover courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists, the estate also features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest!

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