Our easy guide for living in Hamilton

  • 19th Jan 2021
  • 3 minute read
  • Written by Ellie New

Would you like to live in the charming town of Hamilton? Situated in the heart of Lanarkshire, where Clyde and Avon rivers meet at the head of the Clyde Valley’s rich agricultural lands.

Hamilton has a lot to offer with two 5-star visitor attractions, historic buildings, and a shopping centre.

Best places to live in Hamilton

Hamilton Town Centre: The town centre of Hamilton is a hive of activity with a great range of amenities. It’s popular with commuters offering three train stations in the town. You can be within Glasgow in around 25 minutes and Edinburgh in just under 2 hours. As well as offering beautiful walks around Strathclyde Country Park and Chatelherault Country Park. Hamilton is also home to the Hamilton Academical Football Club, who currently compete in the Scottish Premiership.

If you’re looking to purchase a property in Hamilton according to Rightmove, the average property price in Hamilton is £150,020 over the last year.

Larkhall: Larkhall is a town in South Lanarkshire around 5 miles from Hamilton. Also popular with commuters to Glasgow. Its history is typical of a Scottish town: mining, weaving, and textiles are all engrained into Larkhall along with having its own iron and steel works. Morgan Glen is a popular landmark within Larkhall and home to a wooded gorge renowned for being a local beauty spot.

There are a wide selection of local shops, cafes, bars, and restaurants to enjoy. Larkhall is nearby to the M74 making a trip to Glasgow only 20 minutes by car or you can reach Edinburgh in 50 minutes.

Properties in Larkhall had an overall average price of £127,817 over the last year, according to Rightmove.

Things to do in Hamilton

Low Parks Museum

Visit the Low Parks Museum and learn more about Hamilton’s history. The museum complex is housed in historical buildings originally associated with the Dukes of Hamilton. The displays paint a picture of what early settlement, working life with a focus on agriculture, weaving, coal mining, and history of the local regiment, the Cameronians. There’s also a café on site offering refreshments and light bites.

Chatelherault Country Park

The Chatelherault Country Park is a visitor attraction and was once described as the ‘Jewel of the Landscape’. Originally built in 1732 as a hunting lodge and summer house for the Dukes of Hamilton.

It has since been restored to house a visitor centre, banqueting hall, Duke and Duchess apartments, Exhibition Gallery and displays, gift shop and café. Set in over 500 acres of countryside and woodland and offering visitors 10 miles of walks along the idyllic River Avon and through ancient woodland. Get back to nature and take in everything Chatelherault has to offer.

Hamilton Park Racecourse

At Hamilton Park Racecourse you can experience excitement, exhilarating speeds, and the glamourous atmosphere of being at the races. Set in some of the most picturesque grounds in British horseracing. We can bet you’ll love it!

The Town House

Take a trip to The Town House, a magnificent Edwardian Baroque Style building offering live performances, art classes and courses. Sit back and relax and take in the magic of a west end theatre performance.

Regent Shopping Centre

If you fancy hitting the shops, then make Regent Shopping Centre your first stop. With a great range of shops from M&S, Quiz, and many more, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Take a break and enjoy a coffee and refreshments in the centre’s Costa Coffee.

Strathclyde Country Park

If outdoor activities are your style, then a trip to Strathclyde Country Park is highly recommended. The park is often bustling with pedal boats, mountain bikers and dog-walkers alike during the summer months. The country park lies within 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde, set within beautiful surroundings. The park has many amenities and attractions to do throughout the year including: international rowing competitions, music festivals, fireworks events, guided nature walks and various club activities.

If you’re interested in moving to Hamilton take a look at our great range of properties. For more information and advice, get in touch at customerservice@easyproperty.com.

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