Doors Open Days South Lanarkshire

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across South Lanarkshire! This year's event will be held on September 29th & 30th!

Doors Open Days South Lanarkshire

About Doors Open Days South Lanarkshire

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September, you can explore hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland for free. Some open up once a year, some just once in a lifetime.

Doors Open Days is a national event run by the Scottish Civic Trust. Information about the national programme, including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk. Doors Open Days, along with Scottish Archaeology Month take place throughout Scotland and are part of European Heritage Days – an initiative which promotes a sense of community and a “common heritage” throughout the continent.

2018 Programme Highlights
Blantyre Old Parish Church
In 2017 we celebrate 450 years of having a church on this site. On display in our beautiful church will be stories, pictures and history going right back to 1567 and even further back, as well as recent times.

Castlebank Horticultural Centre
Castlebank Horticultural Centre is a hub for a range of horticultural activities and the base for Lanark in Bloom. Come along and see the newly renovated Community Hub building and find out about how you can get involved!

East Kilbride Old Parish Church
East Kilbride Parish Kirk in the heart of the village. The church was confirmed in 1711 by the bishops of Glasgow. The present building with it's Scotch Crown Belfry is B listed.

Hamilton Mausoleum
Hamilton Mausoleum was built by Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, as his final resting place. Building work began in 1842 and was uncompleted when Alexander died in 1852. The building is impressive with its massive dome, magnificent bronze doors, marble floors, and eerily atmospheric crypt – to say nothing of the record-breaking echo!

Hamilton Sheriff Court
Hamilton Sheriff Court is an ‘A’ category listed building occupied by the Scottish Courts & Tribunals Service. It is one of 38 Sheriff Courts sitting throughout Scotland and is the third busiest Sheriff Court in Scotland.

New Lanark World Heritage Site
The New Lanark World Heritage Site is an unrivalled combination of an 18th century industrial settlement set in the dramatic landscape of the Clyde gorge. The site is associated with Robert Owen (1771 - 1858) and his influential social developments which created a model for industrial communities that spread across the world.

Pettinain Church
Delightful rural parish kirk with medieval origins on a site used as a place of worship since the 12th century, and with a more recent history as a filming location for episodes of Taggart in 1992 and 2008.

St Bride's RC Church
St Bride's is widely regarded as one of the finest pieces of post-war ecclesiastical architecture in Scotland if not the UK, attracting visitors from all over the world.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Doors Open Days South Lanarkshire are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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