Visit Carluke and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Carluke, South Lanarkshire. This town, with a magnificent site overlooking the lower basin of the Clyde, was in the 17th century a burgh named Kirkstyle, but it later declined to a few cottages, and then rose again in the 19th century on the establishment of cotton-weaving in the district. Now, and for many years, this neighbourhood is best known for fruit-growing. Orchards of plum, apple, and pear attract visitors to see the blossoms in spring. Strawberries were introduced about 1870. Much jam is made.
At Miltonhead (2 miles West of Carluke) a plaque marks the birthplace of Gen. William Roy (1729—90), the “father of the Ordnance Survey”. The Rev. Peter Kid was minister of Carluke in the 17th century; he was one of the clergy imprisoned on the Bass Rock during the covenanting period. A memorial by the church on a table stone recalls him in rustic but touching verse.
Nearby towns: Biggar, Lanark, Lesmahagow, Wishaw
Nearby villages: Ashgill, Auchenheath, Bellshill, Blackwood, Braehead, Braidwood, Breich, Carmichael, Carstairs, Crossford, Dalserf, Fauldhouse, Forth, Kilncadzow, Kirkfieldbank, Kirkmuirhill, Larkhall, Law Village, Motherwell, New Lanark, Pettinain, Ronay, Shotts, Stonehouse, Stonehouse
Have you decided to visit Carluke or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Carluke bed and breakfast (a Carluke B&B or Carluke b and b)
- a Carluke guesthouse
- a Carluke hotel (or motel)
- a Carluke self-catering establishment, or
- other Carluke accommodation