Book a Castle Hotel and Take a Trip Along the Banks of the River Clyde

Scotland is renamed for its beautiful scenery and its industrial heritage, and by taking a holiday close to the River Clyde you will be able to experience both of those things.

There is plenty of good accommodation to use as a base for exploring the area, but if you are looking for something a little more luxurious than the norm why not try castle holidays in Scotland?

Staying in a castle will ensure that if you have been enjoying the countryside or walking round former industrial sites, you will end your day in stylish surroundings.

There is lots of evidence of industrial activity on the banks of the Clyde, as the river played an important role in the development of trade in Scotland.

David Dale chose to use the power of the river when he constructed his mill at New Lanark in the 18th century and the village that grew up around the facility is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in recognition of his son-in-law Robert Owen's development of social and welfare programs for workers.

The Clyde also became an important center for shipbuilding during the Industrial Revolution and that tradition still continues. The trade no longer employs the vast numbers it once did, but you can still see evidence of the dockyards along the river banks.

Booking castle holidays in the UK will also provide you with the perfect opportunity to explore the natural beauty of parts of the Clyde. The river ever flows into the Firth of Clyde, which is home to some of Europe's most stunning scenery, but there are other areas you are likely to enjoy visiting.

Follow the river south-east of Glasgow and you will discover the tranquil setting of Strathclyde Country Park, with its artificial loch, natural wetlands, woods, wildlife and river views.

There are also some fascinating historic attractions to see while in the area around the park. The pilgrimage site of Carfin Grotto and the Chatelherault hunting lodge both attract thousands of visitors each year, as does Hamilton Mausoleum, which counts having the longest echo of any European building as its claim to fame.

It is also worth stopping to see the ruins of Bothwell Castle, which was the scene of a number of battles during the Wars of Scottish Independence, thanks to its strategically-important location adjacent to a crossing point on the Clyde.