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Hamilton County belongs to South Lanarkshire and is centrally located in the south of Scotland .The city is located near the place where the rivers Avon and Clyde, running together. The capital city Glasgow is about 15 km northwest of Hamilton, which has a population of approx. 48000 (2001). Hamilton called Cadzow until 1445 when the name was changed to Hamilton for a well known family in the area.
One of the most famous buildings in the area was Hamilton Palace was the family residence, but this does not exist today. In the 1400s was Hamilton Palace known as one of the finest and largest buildings in the country who were not royalty. To learn more about the building’s history can visit Low Parks Museum Housed in a building dating from the 1500s. Mausoleum in Strathclyde Park is known for the longest echo that can be produced in Europe and lasts for 15 seconds.
The nearest airport is Glasgow International Airport which is located approx. 30 km outside Hamilton.