Cattle farm in South Lanarkshire Cleugh Farm Lanarkshire countryside

The Cleugh Farm Bothy is situated midway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, making it the perfect base for exploring Scotland.

A South Lanarkshire holiday is the perfect place to get out and about.

At New Lanark, only 8 miles away from the cottage, you can step back in time to the 18th century. Visit the Cotton Mill Village and experience the utopian ideas of Robert Owen which were years ahead of their time. He abolished child labour, set up schools for his workers children and provided them with decent houses. The village is still occupied today and guided tours around the village are available.

The Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve has a pair of nesting peregrine falcons. You can get close to these wonderful birds and the reserve has guides on site to answer all your questions. The best times to see the breeding peregrines is between April and June. The Falls of Clyde are a spectacular sight to see – great for photographers and artists or just to take in the views.


Scotland’s captital city, Edinburgh, is only 26 miles away. Whether you prefer museums, castles or shopping you won’t be disappointed. The Royal Yacht Brittania which resides at the Port of Leith or the Royal Botanic Gardens are a must.

Edinburgh Castle – visit St Mary’s chapel and The Scottish War museum.
Royal Botanic gardens – explore the glass houses and tropical flora on a chilly day.
Royal Yacht Britannia
Dynamic Earth – great entertainment for kids and grown-ups as you travel back in time.

Visit Edinburgh in August for:
The Edinburgh International Festival
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Book Festival
The Edinburgh Tattoo


The vibrant city of Glasgow has a huge wealth of things to do and see. From Cleugh Farm it’s very easy to get to and only 28 miles away. Visit the Science Centre or check out whats on at the SECC. There are numerous museums in Glasgow and the shopping is second to none.

Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow – Scotland’s biggest exhibition venue.
Science Centre Glasgow
Glasgow Riverside Transport Museum
The Burrel Collection
For up to the minute information on everything in Glasgow visit Glasgow Life

Closer to home

Although Cleugh Farm is right in the middle between Edinburgh and Glasgow there are also plenty of things to do closer to us. New Lanark Heritage Centre (8 miles) is an award-winning memorial to the industrial revolution with wonderful walks and a great audio/visual theatre show.

The village of Wilsontown, right next to the farm, with it’s rich mining history has plenty of hidden heritage to discover. The network of forestry paths makes this a pleasure to explore on foot.

New Lanark – visit this extraordinary industrial world heritage site.

Livingston is 12 miles from us and boasts a wealth of attractions. The Almond Valley Heritage Centre museum is great for all ages and Scotland’s largest Designer Outlet, McArthur Glen, is great for picking up some bargains.

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Livingston – Pick up a designer bargain or two!
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Livingston

Falkirk is about 20 miles from us and has the UK’s largest canal restoration project with the spectacular centrepiece, the Falkirk Wheel, being the only one of its kind in the world.

The Falkirk Wheel

Further afield

Due to our central location we are also the perfect base for some Scottish daytrips to the Borders and Highlands as well as Fife, Stirlingshire and the West coast.

For more information on places to visit and to start planning your day trips see below.

Scottish borders:


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The Bothy is really lovely with lots of artistic touches which make it extra special. The accommodation is extremely comfortable and on our arrival was warm, inviting and absolutely spotless. Thank you both.

Colin & Mary, Solihull

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