LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Shieldhill Castle located in Biggar is an elegant and stunning venue for anyone to enjoy at anytime of the year.

The Castle is a located in South Lanarkshire which is a short journey away from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, nestled in the beautiful Scottish countryside on private estate grounds with Tinto Tap as a backdrop.

Whilst you’re staying with us we would be delighted to help you plan your stay.  We would highly recommend a visit to the local market town of Biggar or the beautiful town of Peebles which is just a short drive from Shieldhill.  

Below is a list of great locations and attractions for you to visit on your stay. If you would like more assistance in planning your stay please don’t hesitate to ask our team at reception@shieldhillcastle.com.

BIGGAR AND UPPER CLYDESDALE MUSEUM
7 MIN (3.8 MILES)

Biggar Museum Trust collects, stores, preserves and records Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. It focuses on the people who have lived and worked here from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century.

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LITTLE SPARTA
7 MIN (3.8 MILES)

Set in the Pentland Hills, near Edinburgh, Little Sparta is Ian Hamilton Finlay’s greatest work of art. Finlay moved to the farm of Stonypath in 1966 and, in partnership with his wife Sue Finlay, began to create what would become an internationally acclaimed garden across seven acres of a wild and exposed moorland site.

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BIGGAR GASWORKS
17 MIN (8.7 MILES)

Gain great insights into the gasworks, it’s almost as it was left on its last day of production. Learn the secret of how gas was made before the advent of natural gas in the 1960s and take in the smell – just enough lingers in the air to provide that authentic Victorian experience.

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ALBA GAME FISHING
Alba Game Fishing established in 2004, and are the only company to offer the ‘best fishing throughout Scotland‘. With a team of 22 professional fishing guides and casting instructors, located in the Borders, Highlands, Speyside, Edinburgh and Aberdeenshire. 
 
Alba can organise fishing trips for guest on the River Clyde, Tweed and Annan and numerous trout lochs in the area. They offer salmon, trout and pike fishing as well as Grayling fishing all year.
To organise a fishing trip when you stay with Shieldhill Castle please contact Alba directly at www.albagamefishing.com
 

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WHERE ELSE CAN YOU GO?

Bubbles Factory – 25 min (14.6 miles)

Five Sisters Zoo – 33 min (20.3 miles)

Hamilton Water Palace – 43 min (25.2 miles)

M & D’s Scotland’s Theme Park – 45 min (26.8 miles)

Discover Amazonia – 46 min (27.0 miles)

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life – 52 min (29.0 miles)

World of Wings Bride of Prey Center – 55 min (30.5 miles)

Tinto View walk from Shieldhill Castle – 2 hr 20 min (5.7 miles)

Culter Fell walk from Shieldhill Castle – 2 hr 56 min (8.8 miles)