Strathaven trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Strathaven

Trip Planner Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  South Lanarkshire  /  Strathaven
(4.3/5 based on 200+ reviews for 8 attractions)
Things to do: nightlife, parks, fun & games
Strathaven is a historic market town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and is the largest settlement in Avondale. The town was granted a Royal Charter in 1450, making the Town of Strathaven a burgh of barony. The town's main industry was weaving in the 19th and early 20th centuries, however this declined when faced by competition from Glasgow. The industrial revolution bypassed the town as it had little to offer in the way of natural resources, and thus has grown into more a commuter settlement, however it is still the main service centre for the surrounding area of Avondale. The current estimated population is 7,500.LocationThe town is located on the edge of the valley of the Avon Water, around 6 miles from Hamilton, and 18.2 miles from Glasgow. The A71, which connects Edinburgh and Kilmarnock passes through the town. In the 2001 census the town had a population of 7,700. Strathaven has one secondary school and three primary schools - Kirklandpark Primary, Wester Overton Primary, and St Patrick's Primary. It also has a grass airfield about two miles to the north west, on Lethame Road.HistoryStrathaven has a long history as a market town. A Roman road passes close by, on the south side of the Avon Water, which led to the Roman fort at Loudoun Hill near Darvel. The origins of Strathaven Castle are obscure, but it is believed to have been built around 1350 by the Bairds, on a bend of the Powmillon Burn. Today it is a ruin, with a single tower and sections of wall remaining beside the A71.
In the build up to your vacation in Strathaven, plan trip itinerary minutiae using the visitor reviews, staff write-ups, and custom search fields on our United Kingdom (UK) tourist route planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Strathaven

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Strathaven

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Strathaven:
Museums, nightlife, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks, parks, fun & games
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, nature, parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, parks, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, classes, parks
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to South Lanarkshire

2 days in Lanark BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Biggar & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Biggar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Biggar & Edinburgh BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Carluke & Falkirk District BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Biggar BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Ireland & United Kingdom BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Carluke BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Scotland & Italy BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans