4 days in Motherwell & Grantown-on-Spey Itinerary

4 days in Motherwell & Grantown-on-Spey Itinerary

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4 days in Motherwell & Grantown-on-Spey Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manchester


Motherwell ©
Motherwell is a large town and former burgh in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, south east of Glasgow.Historically part of Lanarkshire, Motherwell is the headquarters for both North Lanarkshire Council, which is one of Scotland's most populous local authority areas, and of Police Scotland "Q" division. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life and then pause for some serene contemplation at National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, Carfin Grotto.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Motherwell trip planner .

Manchester to Motherwell is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. September in Motherwell sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grantown-on-Spey.

Things to do in Motherwell

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
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Grantown-on-Spey ©
Grantown-on-Spey is a town in the Highland Council Area, historically within the county of Moray. Get some cultural insight at Cawdor Castle and Glenfiddich Distillery. Get outdoors at Nairn Beach and Bowhunter Archery. Change things up with a short trip to Glenlivet Distillery in Ballindalloch (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Abernethy National Nature Reserve, browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables, play a few rounds at Craggan Outdoors, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Caorunn Gin Tour.

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You can drive from Motherwell to Grantown-on-Spey in 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Grantown-on-Spey can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grantown-on-Spey

Outdoors Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Nairn, Glenlivet Distillery, Glenfiddich Distillery, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Caorunn Gin Tour
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery