East Kilbride is town with a mixture of old and new, and has all you need including interesting museums, leisure attractions and attractive local countryside, as well as being within easy reach of the city of Glasgow. There are lots of options for a meal out, with many restaurants in the town and a variety of different menus, and there are plenty of pubs and bars to enjoy an evening out.
A shopping trip in the town might include a visit to the East Kilbride Shopping Centre which has a huge selection of shops, as well as a range of eateries. For business conferences, the range of venues here include those at the Torrance Hotel and the Holiday Inn Glasgow, East Kilbride, and Glasgow Airport serves the town for international flights.
East Kilbride Car Hire
Wherever you are in East Kilbride, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide East Kilbride car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Here are some places for you visit in East Kilbride:
National Museum of Rural Life
You can come here for a lovely family outing and learn how farming has changed over the years, with machinery including tractors and combine harvesters, as well as other vintage farming equipment. There is also a working farm here, where you can see cows being milked, and there are other farm animals such as pigs, sheep and horses, as well as a 1950’s farmhouse, the farm also hosts a number of seasonal family events.
Calderglen Country Park
This large Country Park has lovely scenery to enjoy with woodlands, valleys and waterfalls which you can explore, with many nature trails to take. As well as the scenery, there are also many features to enjoy around the Park, including a zoo with animals such as meerkats, pigs and wallabies, and there are also picturesque gardens, a glasshouse with tropical plants and play areas for children with a number of activities.
David Livingstone Centre
Close to East Kilbride, this Museum is where the explorer, David Livingstone, was born and grew up, and here you can see interesting exhibits and displays relating to his life, from growing up to his travels around Africa. Visitors can see what his early home life was like in the 1800’s, and the exhibits include items from Africa, as well as tools Livingstone used for navigation and journals.
A short distance from East Kilbride, you can see this 19th century villa designed by Alexander Greek Thompson with many classical features. Visitors can see the elegant features of the house, including the front round bay window, and fine ornamental features in the rooms with elegant decor including the the frieze in the dining room.
Dollan Aqua Centre
There are a large range of activities to enjoy at this large Centre which includes a 50 metre swimming pool, and a range of health features including a spa, steam room and sauna. There are also gyms here with a wide range of equipment, fitness studios and also a cafe.
Map of East Kilbride, click the directions icon to open a larger map for driving directions from East Kilbride to any other location.