Hotels Near Motherwell and Tourist Information Visitor Guide

Motherwell is a town located in Scotland’s central industrial belt in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Its neighbouring towns are Wishaw, Bellshill and Hamilton. It is very accessible town,within 40 minutes drive of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prestwick airports.There are also good railway and bus links from Glasgow. 2 motorways,the Glasgow to Edinburgh M8 and Glasgow to Carlisle M74 are close by too.

Motherwell was formerly, the “steel making capital” of Scotland where British Steel’s iron works and strip mills were located at the vast “Ravenscraig” site.

With British Steel’s privatisation “The Craig” as it was nicknamed, was deemed no longer viable and in 1993 the plant was closed with resulting 1000s of redundancies, and the area plunged into recession, with high unemployment, and many other independent businesses closing as a result.

However,the local Scottish Premier Division football team “Motherwell FC” are in fact still nicknamed “The Steel Men”

17 years on, there is a slow but surely revival.The former Ravenscraig site is now being redeveloped. Motherwell college being one of its first occupiers. New IT, distribution and many new service industry and leisure jobs are being created, with soon to follow housing and retail developments too.

Strathclyde Country Park is a huge public park on the edge of Motherwell. As well as open spaces, picnic areas, nature walks and a massive boating lake, Strathclyde Country Park is home to Scotlands largest and most popular themed amusement park – M+Ds. With several eating + drinking establishments, crazy golf, go karting as well as roller coasters and other fun fair rides, M+D’s is very popular with all ages throughout the summer months.

Accommodation in and around Motherwell range from 4 star “Brand” hotels such as Holiday Inn and Hilton to cozy family owned and run Bed and Breakfast establishments.

Which ever type you choose, prices can vary widly between different suppliers, so it is advisable to use a hotel comparison site such as RoomRateCompare.com. This ingenious, simple to use website quickly searches up to 32 different suppliers for Hotels near Motherwell at once, to guarantee you the lowest prices for your stay.

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