Motherwell is one of a cluster of towns to the south-east of Glasgow that includes its neighbour Hamilton across the Clyde, plus Wishaw, Larkhall, Carfin, Holytown, Bellshill and Bothwell. It was a small village until the arrival of the railway in the 1800s, and the population was boosted when iron and steelworks opened soon after. Like most industrial towns of the time, it wasn’t long before a football club was founded, and as we write in the 21st century, both the steelworks and the football club are thriving.
Motherwell serves as a commuter town for Glasgow, but there’s enough industry, business, shopping and entertainment in the area to make it a place people live and work. You can always have a round of golf or a lazy afternoon sailing on Strathclyde Loch, or head over to the local theme park for some white-knuckle fun. And thanks to Avanti West Coast, it’s very easy to get to the heart of town by train from all over Great Britain. Find out more about travel and tickets to Motherwell in this guide.Book direct