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Located just a 30 minute trip from Glasgow and a direct hour long train journey from Edinburgh, Motherwell represents a large town bursting full of life, despite finding itself situated between two equally loud neighbouring cities. Originally Motherwell was the industrial steel production capital of Scotland, and nicknamed Steelopolis. Motherwell has reinvented itself as a vibrant town with its creative and friendly heart now shining through.
As part of its reinvention, you can now find a whole host of activities in Motherwell which you can enjoy once you take one of our trains to Motherwell, including the 'Rainforest Adventure' indoor play centre and 'The Zone' containing Lasertag, Softplay and Trampolines all under one roof.
Fun with kids
Not sure whether or not Motherwell has enough to keep the kids entertained, well why not check out 'The Zone' in the centre of Motherwell. The Zone is a unique family entertainment centre offering a range of three activities: Lasertag, Softplay and Trampolines all under one roof. It doesn't matter what age your kids are, as there is something here to keep all ages entertained.
M&D's Scotland Theme Park
Just a 5 minute taxi ride outside of Motherwell, you can find M&D's Scotland Theme Park. Home to 5 terrifying white knuckle rides, an 18 hole Miniature Golf course, glow in the dark indoor bowling, an indoor tropical rainforest, and over 20 kids rides.
With so many attractions within such a close area, it's likely that you'll need at least 2 or 3 days to cover everything on offer. For many, going to Motherwell is therefore commonly done as a long weekend trip, including a number of other attractions that we will include below.
Motherwell Heritage Centre
Motherwell Heritage Centre is an impressive state of the art building containing all you need to know about Motherwells interesting past. Try out their 'Technopolis' audio-visual experience and time travel all the way from the days of the romans up till the days of heavy industry, including a look at how the workforce forged steel for some of the world's finest feats of engineering. As well as covering the history of industry within the area, the centre also looks at how families within the area lived and worked in the Victorian period. To finsh off your trip, you may also want to take a climb to the top of the viewing tower and enjoy panoramic views over the Clyde Valley.
For those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy, you will be delighted and surprised to hear that Brandon Shopping Centre in the heart of Motherwell has over 85 shops and more than 590 free car parking spaces. With almost every type of shop imaginable, you will not be stuck for places to visit or ideas for gifts. Should you need a break from all your shopping, the centre also contains a number of independent and quaint coffee shops in which to relax and rest those weary feet.
Situated within the stunning Strathclyde Country Park overlooking the loch, the Glasshouse Restaurant possesses one of the best locations in Scotland. The dining area itself is equally as pretty as the view, using large glass walls and ceiling to open up its unique view to its diners and guests. Aside from the views and décor, one of the key reasons why many diners consistently return to The Glasshouse Restaurant is due to its incredible range of Scottish cuisine. Each dish is steeped in Scottish history and is prepared with total care.
For a high quality and well-priced night's sleep, why not book into The Daziel Park Hotel. It offers 10 boutique and French chic style bedrooms. Each one provides total relaxation and 24 hour concierge service. If you like golf, you are also invited to enjoy an enjoyable 18 holes on their onsite golf course, before finishing off the day by having a relaxing meal in their beautiful gourmet restaurant.
We offer regular and comfortable trains to Motherwell from major towns and cities in the north of England and Scotland. All our trains have the option of travelling First class and a trolley service is available on our core routes.