Lanark South is located in South Lanarkshire in the centre of Scotland. The town is well known for its long history and traditions. There are numerous attractions in the area worth visiting, including the Falls of Clyde, the World Heritage Site and the Corehouse Nature Reserve. There is also a lake, Lanark Loch, which is ideal for boating. A golf course adjoins the lake for those who enjoy golfing. Castlebank Park provides access to the River Clyde and Clyde Walkway. Visitors will discover there are numerous shops, restaurants and accommodations in Lanark and the immediate area.
Lanark is located in the central belt of Scotland. The town is small but is full of history, tradition, and culture. Lanark railway station runs through to and has direct services to Glasgow and Edinburgh; due to lack of industry in the town many residents will commute to either city each day. Lanark once served as a market town in medieval times. The town was one of many towns set up to encourage trade within the area.
There are a few interesting sites you may want to check out. The Falls of Clyde are a set of four waterfalls on the River Clyde, and are a beautiful sight to behold. The Corehouse, which was built in 1820, is a fun look at what we might consider a mansion today. The Lanark Museum is a place to go to explore the history of the town. If you are looking to enjoy the great outdoors head down to Lanark Loch and boat around for the day or walk around in the park for a bit.
If you will be around in June, join the locals for the Lanark Lanimer celebration. The celebration consists of a parade and marches, to check the boundaries. The schoolchildren elect a Lanimer Queen and a Lord Cornet is chosen by local businessmen. On Monday night, the townspeople march halfway around the town boundary and the other half is checked on Wednesday night. Thursday is the pinnacle of the event; this is when the schools and organisations parade before the Gala Queen. This parade consists of costumes, theme dress, pipe bands, and decorated floats, with the best floats winning prizes. Once the parade ends, the crowning of the Queen takes place, followed by a reception party on Thursday and Friday nights. The reception is a gathering where the children sing songs and perform dances.