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Car Hire Hamilton Useful Information

Hamilton is a town located in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, and it's one of the main administrative centers of the region. Here's an overview of Hamilton, its attractions, and nearby places you can visit with a hire car:

Hamilton Highlights:

  1. Hamilton Mausoleum: An impressive historic building known for its massive dome and unusual acoustic properties. It's an iconic structure in Hamilton and worth a visit.

  2. Low Parks Museum: This museum offers insights into Hamilton's history, including displays on the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) and other aspects of local heritage.

  3. Strathclyde Country Park: Located a short drive from Hamilton, this park offers a wide range of leisure activities, including boating, cycling, and walking. The park is centered around Strathclyde Loch.

  4. Hamilton Park Racecourse: If you're interested in horse racing, check out the events at this racecourse, which hosts various fixtures throughout the year.

Nearby Attractions:

  1. Chatelherault Country Park: Located just about 2.5 miles from Hamilton, this country park is set in the former hunting estate of the Dukes of Hamilton. It offers scenic walking routes and beautiful views.

  2. Bothwell Castle: Around 4 miles from Hamilton, it's Scotland's largest and finest 13th-century castle. The castle sits beside the River Clyde and offers a glimpse into medieval life.

  3. New Lanark World Heritage Site: About 18 miles from Hamilton, this restored 18th-century cotton mill village is set in a picturesque location by the River Clyde. The village and its surroundings are a UNESCO World Heritage site and offer insights into the early Industrial Revolution.


The closest major airport to Hamilton is Glasgow International Airport, located approximately 17 miles (around 27 km) northwest of Hamilton. Depending on traffic, the drive typically takes around 25-35 minutes via the M74 and M8 motorways.

Distances to Other Notable Places:

  1. Glasgow: About 12 miles (around 20 km) north of Hamilton. The vibrant city of Glasgow offers numerous attractions, including the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the Riverside Museum, and the bustling West End.

  2. Edinburgh: Scotland's capital is around 40 miles (about 64 km) northeast of Hamilton. With its historic and cultural attractions, including the famous Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile, and Holyrood Palace, it's well worth a day trip or more.

  3. Stirling: Roughly 30 miles (around 48 km) north of Hamilton. Stirling is home to the iconic Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument, both offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

Hamilton's location in the central belt of Scotland makes it an ideal base for exploring many of Scotland's major attractions. Ensure you familiarize yourself with local driving customs and regulations before setting out. Enjoy your stay and safe travels!

Current Rental Rates in Hamilton, Scotland

Fiat 500

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From 45.42 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 317.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.45 EUR/day
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7 Days rental at 332.16 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.60 EUR/day
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7 Days rental at 340.24 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Key Highlights for Car Hire at Hamilton, Scotland: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Hamilton is located twelve miles from Glasgow and is the tenth biggest settlement in Scotland
  • It was originally known as Cadzow or Cadyou, in the local Scottish dialect
  • It was renamed in honour of James Hamilton, the son-in-law of James II of Scotland
  • Many of the important buildings in the town were built with the Hamilton family’s money including Hamilton Palace, now sadly demolished
  • The palace was the seat of the Dukes of Hamilton until the 20th century


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