Welcome to Visit Holytown Places
The Walkfo guide to things to do & explore in Holytown

Visit Holytown PlacesVisit Holytown places using Walkfo for free guided tours of the best Holytown places to visit. A unique way to experience Holytown’s places, Walkfo allows you to explore Holytown as you would a museum or art gallery with audio guides.

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Holytown is situated to the east of Bellshill and north of Motherwell in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Most local amenities are shared with the adjacent villages of Carfin, Newarthill and New Stevenston which have a combined population of around 20,000 across the four localities. When you visit Holytown, Walkfo brings Holytown places to life as you travel by foot, bike, bus or car with a mobile phone & headphones.


Holytown Places Overview: History, Culture & Facts about Holytown

Visit Holytown – Walkfo’s stats for the places to visit

With 37 audio plaques & Holytown places for you to explore in the Holytown area, Walkfo is the world’s largest heritage & history digital plaque provider. The AI continually learns & refines facts about the best Holytown places to visit from travel & tourism authorities (like Wikipedia), converting history into an interactive audio experience.

Holytown history

Pronounced ‘Holly-town’; the area was born and grew on the back of the nearby coal mining industries in the 18th century. Notable people from Holytown include politician Keir Hardie and footballers Harry McShane and Matt Balunas. The bulk of people in the town are now employed in blue collar roles.

Why visit Holytown with Walkfo Travel Guide App?

Visit Holytown PlacesYou can visit Holytown places with Walkfo Holytown to hear history at Holytown’s places whilst walking around using the free digital tour app. Walkfo Holytown has 37 places to visit in our interactive Holytown map, with amazing history, culture & travel facts you can explore the same way you would at a museum or art gallery with information audio headset. With Walkfo, you can travel by foot, bike or bus throughout Holytown, being in the moment, without digital distraction or limits to a specific walking route. Our historic audio walks, National Trust interactive audio experiences, digital tour guides for English Heritage locations are available at Holytown places, with a AI tour guide to help you get the best from a visit to Holytown & the surrounding areas.

“Curated content for millions of locations across the UK, with 37 audio facts unique to Holytown places in an interactive Holytown map you can explore.”

Walkfo: Visit Holytown Places Map
37 tourist, history, culture & geography spots


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Walkfo Holytown tourism map key: places to see & visit like National Trust sites, Blue Plaques, English Heritage locations & top tourist destinations in Holytown


Best Holytown places to visit

Holytown has places to explore by foot, bike or bus. Below are a selection of the varied Holytown’s destinations you can visit with additional content available at the Walkfo Holytown’s information audio spots:

Holytown photo Motherwell Town Hall
Motherwell Town Hall is a municipal facility in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire. The town hall was the headquarters of the Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw Council. It is a Category C listed building.
Holytown photo David Colville & Sons
David Colville & Sons opened its Dalzell Steel and Iron Works at Motherwell in 1872. By the first World War, it was the largest steel works in Scotland. Nationalised in 1951, it became part of the Iron and Steel Corporation of Great Britain. It was privatised in 1955 and the construction of Ravenscraig steelworks resulted in the closure of its other works.
Holytown photo Ravenscraig
Ravenscraig was once the largest hot strip steel mill in western Europe. The steelworks closed in 1992 and is now almost totally demolished. The empty land was redeveloped in the 2010s, with new houses and services being built.
Holytown photo Ravenscraig steelworks
The Ravenscraig steelworks consisted of an integrated iron and steel works and a hot strip steel mill. Motherwell was noted as the steel production capital of Scotland, nicknamed Steelopolis. The steel mill was one of four in the United Kingdom.
Holytown photo Calderbank
Calderbank lies west of the M73 on the west bank of the North Calder Water. It lies 13 miles (21 km) east of Glasgow city centre and 34 miles (55 km) west of Edinburgh. It has a population of about 1,610.
Holytown photo Eurocentral
Eurocentral is one of the largest industrial estates in Scotland. It is situated on the edge of Holytown and Mossend, North Lanarkshire, just off the M8 motorway, about 12 miles east of Glasgow city centre and 34 mi west of Edinburgh. The Maxim Office Park is a recent addition opening in March 2010.
Holytown photo Bellshill Maternity Hospital
Bellshill Maternity Hospital was a health facility in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. The hospital was a maternity hospital in the 1960s.
Holytown photo Newhouse Research Site
The Newhouse Research Site is located near the M8 motorway in North Lanarkshire. It employs 250 scientists across a range of disciplines including medicinal chemistry, molecular biology and drug metabolism. It is currently the largest private drug discovery centre in Scotland.
Holytown photo Bellshill Central Parish church
Bellshill Central Parish Church is a Parish church of the Church of Scotland. It serves around 70% of the North Lanarkshire town. It is within the Presbytery of Hamilton.
Holytown photo Dalziel Park
Dalziel Park is located between the villages of Carfin, Cleland and Newarthill in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Other nearby settlements include the large town of Motherwell and the new town of Ravenscraig. The area consists of a residential estate, a sports facility (regarded as one of the best in Scotland) and a golf course.

Visit Holytown plaques

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Holytown has 0 physical plaques in tourist plaque schemes for you to explore via Walkfo Holytown plaques audio map when visiting. Plaques like National Heritage’s “Blue Plaques” provide visual geo-markers to highlight points-of-interest at the places where they happened – and Walkfo’s AI has researched additional, deeper content when you visit Holytown using the app. Experience the history of a location when Walkfo local tourist guide app triggers audio close to each Holytown plaque. Currently No Physical Plaques.