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SILVERWELLS HOUSE HOTEL
Silverwells House is 15 minutes by car from Glasgow City centre, and only 2 miles from Motherwell. Hamilton is 1 mile down the road, and we are within a mile of Motherwell Food Park and Strathclyde Business Park. Being with 500 yards of the M74 allows us great access to the local motorway networks of the M74/M73 & M8. East Kilbride is a 10 minute car journey away.
Bothwell is an ideal base for Glasgow and Lanarkshire whether you are here on business or for pleasure. The hotel is closed and the building empty, but even to visit Silverwells House which was built in 1860 and is a B-listed building, you'll see from outside that its Victorian features are unique to the area, and well worth viewing. You should ask about the curse of Silverwells House, or if you are too frightened then just explore our web-site to investigate further.

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Bothwell is an old village with history dating back to before 1300 AD and it is situated ideally for the motorway links to M74; M73 and M8. It is only 2 minutes from Hamilton; 10 minutes from Motherwell and about 15 minutes from the centre of Glasgow.
Our nearest train station is at Uddingston, although Motherwell station (which is on the main line for trains from and to the south and London) is also very close.

More about Bothwell


BOTHWELL CASTLE GOLF CLUB
Bothwell Castle Golf Club is just a few hundred yards from Silverwells House and hole 13 is named after Silverwells.


BOTHWELL CASTLE
Bothwell Castle dates from the early 1300's and is one of the largest remaining castles of its era. An impressive building, which has suffered battle damage over the years, boasts of links with Mary Queen of Scots. Definitely worth a visit - but you need to see it in person to appreciate the real size!

BOTHWELL COLLIEGATE CHURCH, PARISH OF BOTHWELL
This church has a long history dating back to 1342. An imposing building in the centre of Bothwell with bells that chime every 15 minutes from 6am through to midnight.


BOTHWELL VILLAGE SHOPS

Bothwell has a range of shops from hairdressers to banks to off-licences and travel shops.There are 5 bars in the village; 8 restaurants or cafes; 4 hairdressers including the internationally renowned MacMillans; 2 butcher shops; 3 small food marts; 2 banks; 2 fast food carry out shops;
2 travel agents including Bothwell Travel who have wide experience; an off-licence shop called Canape Wines with a range of fine wines and an extensive range of whisky; 3 jewellery shops; a florist; 1 gents wear outfitter; 2 ladies fashion shops.

BOTHWELL BOWLING CLUB
Bothwell Bowling Club is situated in the centre of the village and has one fine green.


BOTHWELL BRIDGE
There was a battle at Bothwell Bridge at the time of the Covenanters.

BOTHWELL BRIDGE HOTEL
There was also a battle outside the hotel between a respected rangers player and others.

CANAPE WINES
Canape Wines is one of the finest off-sales shop in Lanarkshire. It offers a wide range of fine wines and spirits and Kenny, the owner, who is an avid Scottish Nationalist is one of the most helpful Scotsman you could wish to meet.

STRATHCLYDE COUNTRY PARK
Strathclyde Country Park starts in Bothwell at Bothwell Bridge. A Bird sanctuary is the first thing that you will come to and many varied species of birds visit this sanctuary during the year.
Strathclyde Park has an Olympic standard rowing lake and a Watersports Centre.
For those more interested in fun, there is M&Ds Fun Fair with fairground attractions, rides, and the latest 10-pin bowling alley.

David Livingston Centre, Blantyre

There is a short pedestrian bridge over the River Clyde at Bothwell which takes you to the David Livingston Centre. David Livingston the famous explorer was born here and the centre is dedicated to his achievements throughout his life.

HAMILTON RACECOURSE

Hamilton racecourse is a 3 minute walk from Bothwell.

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