Motherwell, North Lanarkshire
Motherwell is one of the largest towns in Lanarkshire, situated 12 miles to the southeast of Glasgow. At one point, Motherwell was the steel producing capital of Scotland. Understandably, the decline of UK industry and the closure of the Ravenscraig steelworks in 1992 had a seriously detrimental effect on the town. Thankfully, recent years have seen a real reversal of fortunes for Motherwell with a big upturn in the local economy and investment in the town.
Getting to Motherwell
Motherwell enjoys great transport links. Situated next to the M74, which leads to the M8 and Glasgow to the north and England to the south.
By rail, Motherwell station is on the West Coast Main Line running from Glasgow to London.
Glasgow airport is 16 miles away on the M74.
When to go?
The Lanarkshire Beer festival is held in September at Motherwell concert hall; a chance to sample some of the finest beers from around the world.
Activities in the area
The Zone offers laser tag, a laser maze and an interactive dance zone; a multi-player dance and step system. Excellently set up to accommodate groups, it’s worth checking for any deals that are running.
M & D’s Scotland’s theme park is situated in Strathclyde Country park. Packed full of heart racing rides and even with provisions for corporate team days.
Glasgow is going to be your best option for nights out. With some of the best pubs, music venues and restaurants in Scotland, Glasgow is an excellent option for a night out.
The Glasshouse at the Alona Hotel is an extremely popular restaurant serving seasonal Scottish cuisine.
Da Claudio is a family run Italian restaurant that enjoys an excellent reputation.
The Wide Mouth Frog at Dalziel Park serves exciting and innovative modern cuisine.