For those who enjoy the great outdoors, East Kilbride is home to several picturesque public parks, many of which are steeped in history.
Overlooked by Mains Castle, the nearby James Hamilton Heritage Park contains a manmade lake with a number of watersports facilities, while the popular Calderglen Country Park is home to the ruins of both Calderglen Castle and Craigneith Castle. History enthusiasts may also enjoy a visit to the The National Museum of Rural Life at nearby Kittochside, where visitors can experience the daily activities of a 1950s working farm.
There is a good range of sporting facilities in East Kilbride including the Dollan Aqua Centre, which boasts the area’s only 50m swimming pool, an ice rink and a variety of golf courses.
A little closer to home, the Alistair McCoist Complex, around a 6-minute drive from Landsdale is a multi-purpose sports facility offering two large sports halls, a five-a-side football pitch and a number of fitness classes.
Around a 30-minute drive from home, the thriving city of Glasgow presents an unrivalled array of attractions along with breath-taking architecture and a collection of award-winning restaurants.
As Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is well known for its stylish and cosmopolitan atmosphere boasting a compelling arts scene, museums and world-renowned live music venues.