Hamilton is one of Scotland’s largest towns and for outdoor sorts there are country parks and a national reserve to explore, and decent sports facilities including horse riding.
The centre has had a bit of a face lift in recent years and has a good sized cinema, theatre and a few pubs and clubs for students to explore. As of the summer of 2007, the University of Paisley and Bell College merged to create Scotland’s largest ‘new’ university, with a student body of over 18,000.
The newly titled University of the West of Scotland is split across four campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley. The uni is very ambitious, with an improving reputation – with Nursing, Economics and Computing (having gained Microsoft’s rare seal of approval) are the stand out departments. Located a taxi ride South of Glasgow, the campus at Hamilton has a friendly, safe environment. The campus has excellent teaching facilities and industry standard laboratories, including the latest technology in nursing and midwifery.
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- The University of the West of Scotland
Hamilton was originally known as Cadzow
In the 13th Century, Lord James Hamilton obtained a burgh charter allowing him to rename the town after himself!
The largest non-Royal residence in the world was Hamilton Palace...