Unusual Places to Stay

18 January 2023

From quirky B&Bs to historic castles, Lanarkshire has plenty of unusual places to stay if you are in search of a memorable short break. 

Live like a Royal at Shieldhill Castle, on the outskirts of Biggar. This fantastic property offers a variety of accommodation options, from castle and courtyard rooms to Scandinavian-style lodges on the grounds. The castle dates back to the 12th century and you will be walking in the footsteps of some historical greats, as the venue has links with Mary Queen of Scots and William Wallace.  

Take residence in your very own private cottage which is part of New Lanark UNESCO world heritage site and immerse yourself in Scottish history. The accommodation includes an open-plan living room, dining and kitchen areas and family bathroom. This charming self-catering cottage is located in the heart of New Lanark village on the banks of the River Clyde. You can also access the award-winning New Lanark Visitor Centre and facilities at the New Lanark Mill Hotel. 

The enchantingly-named Grumpy Schnauzer in Airdrie is a luxury farmhouse bed and breakfast, with stunning, en-suite rooms each with their own private hot tub area. There’s a games room, too, with snooker, pool and TV, and a fully-equipped gym. A chill-out area with a library and some cosy chairs, books and board games is a relaxing spot, and this unique B&B comes with five cuddly shnauzers who enjoy meeting the guests. 

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