Visit Motherwell and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Motherwell, Lanarkshire. This well-known industrial town originally took its name from a pre-Reformation healing well — the site is marked by a plaque in Ladywell Road. The town lies on a branch of the Roman road, and a Roman camp gives the name to “The Camp”, a district of Motherwell.
Until the mid-l9th century the area was mainly agricultural; but coal and ironworks transformed the whole district. In 1871 the Daizell Iron Works, founded by David Colville, changed to steel, and by 1914 it was the largest steel works in Britain. This led to a mushroom growth of population.
In 1920 Motherwell amalgamated with its neighbouring burgh of Wishaw. After the slump in the l920s and '30s, big business returned to the district with sheet steel and other works.
The town has been notable for starting the library picture-lending service; it was the first in the United Kingdom. Motherwell led the way too in establishing a lending service for gramophone records.
To the South East of Motherwell, near the River Clyde, stands Dalzell House, with its 15th century peel tower; the subsequent buildings were put up in 1649.
Nearby cities: Glasgow
Nearby towns: Airdrie, Bellshill, Bothwell, Coatbridge, Hamilton, Shotts, Wishaw
Nearby villages: Ashgill, Bailleston, Blantyre, Braidwood, Calvay, Cambuslang, Carluke, Chapelton, Chapelton, Crossford, Dalserf, East Kilbride, Glassford, Larkhall, Law Village, Mount Vernon, Nerston, Quarter, Ronay, Stonehouse, Stonehouse, Tollcross, Uddingston
Have you decided to visit Motherwell or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Motherwell bed and breakfast (a Motherwell B&B or Motherwell b and b)
- a Motherwell guesthouse
- a Motherwell hotel (or motel)
- a Motherwell self-catering establishment, or
- other Motherwell accommodation