New Homes In Hamilton
Located in South Lanarkshire in Scotland, Hamilton is a large historical town around 14 miles from Glasgow.
Offering historic and cultural attractions, access to countryside and within close proximity to major cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, buying a new home in Hamilton is an ideal option.
Things to see and do
Low Parks Museum is one of Hamilton’s main attractions and tells the story of the Hamilton family, along with housing the Cameronian’s Regimental Museum. Next to the museum you’ll find the Hamilton Mausoleum in the grounds of the palace, which once held the record for the longest echo.
Strathclyde Country Park is great for family days out, and is set in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde. Central to the park is Strathclyde Loch and a number of activities can be enjoyed at the park, including windsurfing, bumper boats, football, jogging and mountain biking. There are also wildlife refuges and historical attractions such as Bothwellhaugh Roman Fort, and Bathhouse and Orbiston Tower House.
Further attractions include Hamilton Old Parish Church – an impressive Georgian building and Chatelherault Country Park which was built in 1732 with a hunting lodge and summer house for the Dukes of Hamilton.
The Town House, located on Cadzow Street is a theatre which shows, concerts and performances. It also has an arts centre and library.
Shoppers won’t be disappointed in Hamilton either. The Regent and New Cross Shopping Centre on Quarry Street is one option, or the newly developed town square which also offers a Vue multiplex cinema, is another.
Evenings bring just as much choice with a good variety of eateries offering a wide range of cuisines, several bars and a nightclub complex.
There are a number of primary and secondary schools in Hamilton, meaning families are afforded plenty of choice. The town also houses the campus of the University of the West of Scotland.
Hamilton Transport links
Hamilton is to the west of the M74 motorway, which is the main southerly link to England and joins the M6 just north of Carlisle. The main route if you’re travelling from Edinburgh is the M8 – you’ll need to leave at junctions 6 or 7.
The town also has three railway stations; Hamilton Central, Hamilton West and Chatelherault. Hamilton Central is just 22 minutes from Glasgow on the Larkhall – Dalmuir service which has limited stops.
Hamilton bus station provides links to surrounding towns and cities with an express bus to Glasgow and some parts of England.
If arriving by air, Glasgow International Airport is a 25 minute drive and Edinburgh International a 35 minute drive. From here you can get domestic, national and international flights.