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Monday, July 25, 2011

Unique Venues in Lanarkshire


Situated in the heart of Scotland, within easy reach of both Edinburgh and Glasgow, Lanarkshire has a great variety of historic venues and modern conference facilities to add something unique to your next event.  From the character of a World Heritage site to the challenge of the tactical team game of urban combat, there is a venue or activity to suit every occasion and budget.

 

Something old, something new

New Lanark Mill Hotel

Located in New Lanark World Heritage site, the New Lanark Mill Hotel has a truly unique and historic setting.  Surrounded by native woodlands and close to the famous Falls of Clyde, New Lanark was founded in 1785 as a cotton spinning village and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's pioneering social reforms. The New Lanark Mill Hotel is a stunning award-winning conversion from an original 18th century mill.

The New Lanark Mill Hotel can provide the perfect environment for a meeting with all rooms enjoying natural daylight and outstanding views over the River Clyde and the conservation village. There is a choice of four meeting rooms, with capacities ranging from 25 to 70, as well as an event suite capable of hosting a conference for up to 200 delegates.

www.newlanarkconferences.co.uk

 

The Shawlands Park Hotel

The Shawlands Park Hotel is South Lanarkshire’s newest luxury venue set in its own grounds in the picturesque Clyde Valley.  Following an extensive refurbishment, the hotel offers a luxurious formal setting for meetings and conferences, conveniently located half-way between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Offering four suites which can accommodate from 12 people for smaller meetings up to 400 delegates for conferences, the Shawlands Park Hotel is a modern, state-of-the-art venue with all of the comfort of a smaller, more intimate location.

http://www.shawlandsparkhotel.co.uk/conference.html

 

Foals and Horses

National Museum of Rural Life

Just eight miles from Glasgow city centre, yet far removed from city life, the National Museum of Rural Life is set within a 170-acre working farm which has Clydesdale horses and prize cows amongst the livestock.

With its secluded location and distinctive setting, the Museum offers an ideal location for corporate groups looking for a peaceful, countryside location within easy travelling distance to the city. The Museum has fantastic facilities accommodating up to 60 people for day events. There is also the opportunity to enjoy classic outdoor pursuits in the grounds of the farm as well as team-led indoor activities.
The Museum's gallery spaces are also available exclusively for evening receptions and dinners for up to 250 guests.

http://www.nms.ac.uk/venue_menu/venue_hire/venue_facilities/national_museum_of_rural_life.aspx

 

Hamilton Park Racecourse

As a premier racecourse, and with a variety of meeting spaces and function rooms, Hamilton Park Racecourse is an events venue with a difference.  Hamilton Park Racecourse has a strong reputation as a business venue and has hosted events for some of the most prominent organisations in the world. 

The Racecourse is easily accessed from the M8 and M74 motorways and is situated only 15 minutes from Hamilton Train Station.  With four main function rooms, two permanent purpose built marquees, thirteen syndicate rooms and over fifteen acres of outdoor space this unique venue is flexible and can be tailored to suit the requirements of most conferences, exhibitions, banquets, and private functions.

http://www.hamilton-park.co.uk/conferences-and-events.html
www.prestigescotland.co.uk

 

Team building challenge

Scotkart’s ‘Combat City’

Based within Scotkart Indoor Karting in Cambuslang, ‘Combat City’ is Scotland’s first urban combat arena.  A hybrid of Laser Tag and Paintball, the fast-moving game is played by two teams of 10 people in an outdoor arena over 2,500 square metres. Camouflaged players dodge in and out of reclaimed shipping containers which are rigged up to resemble a battle-torn city. Players adopt tactics and handle realistic-looking infra-red technology weapons similar in style to those used by the US military in training.

Scotkart can organise tactical games for corporate groups of up to 100 participants.  A totally unique experience in Scotland, It’s also great for reward and recognition and a fun and adrenalin-fuelled alternative to other team-building activities.

http://www.combatcity.co.uk/Corporate.html

 

Anyone for golf?

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort


Only fifteen minutes from both Glasgow city centre and Stirling, The Westerwood Hotel is located in prime territory whether craving the city buzz or the simple pleasures in life.
The Westerwood Hotel is an ideal conference and meeting venue.  The resort has seven conference and meeting rooms which can accommodate up to 400 people in total.  
For those wishing to mix business with pleasure, the Hotel’s magnificent 18 hole course meanders through silver birches, firs and heather.  Designed by Seve Ballesteros and Dave Thomas, it’s one of Scotland’s best kept secrets. The signature hole, devised by Seve, is the par 3 15th, known as the Waterfall hole. Hitting from above to a green surrounded by a 60ft rock face, it’s not for the faint hearted and the undulating moorland greens also puts players to the test over the nervy 4ft putts.
With the beautiful Campsie Hills in the background, the Westerwood is a great venue for a team building event with surroundings to inspire creativity and generate great ideas. Combined with a game of golf, it’s a great option to combine business with teeing-off only a short drive from both city centres.
www.qconferences.co.uk/hotel/westerwood

www.visitlanarkshire.com