Winter in Lanarkshire

12 October 2023

Make this winter memorable, plan your cosy Lanarkshire getaway.

With so much to see and do, and within close proximity to both Glasgow and Edinburgh, Lanarkshire is the perfect place to enjoy a winter break.

Stay in charming accommodations such as Cornhill Castle, where warm hospitality awaits. Tastefully converted and restored, Cornhill Castle Hotel in Biggar is a Scottish mansion house designed in the style of an elegant castle in a rural, waterfront setting. Fairytale accommodation includes classic double rooms and grand, opulent suites, plus brand-new luxury Scottish hot tub lodges for that intimate, get-away-from-it-all escape. If you fancy something a little more rustic, check our Bowmuir Farm and plan your next getaway to one of their cosy hot tub lodges on the grounds of their working farm nestled amongst Lanarkshire’s scenic countryside.

Keeping to the rural theme, why not check out Cormiston Farm’s Georgian Farmhouse which sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms (including a sumptuous four-poster bed.) Alternatively, self-catering enthusiasts are spoiled for choice on the spectacular Carmichael Estate, located between Lanark and Biggar. There are 13 cottages dotted around the historic estate, all pet-friendly, and each with its own story to tell.

Alternatively, you can 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.  

Once you’ve found the perfect base for your winter getaway, discover all that there is to see and do in the area, such as exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of New Lanark and take a walk along the Clyde Walkway to visit its snow-covered waterfalls at the Falls of Clyde. If you enjoy being outdoors in the crisp winter air, there are plenty of places to explore in Lanarkshire and many of which are featured in our walking and cycling guide.

Indulge in hearty Scottish cuisine from our local producers by following Lanarkshire Larder’s food trail and warm up with glass of wine by the roaring fire at the Elphinstone Hotel.

After a day of adventures, cosy up by the fire or in the hot tub at your accommodation and relish the serenity of this picturesque region.

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