Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, situated on the river Clyde. Glasgow cathedral or St.Mungo\'s as it is called if one of the few remaining medieval landmarks in the city. The building is no longer technically a cathedral as it has been without a bishop for many years. It is owned by the crown and maintained by Historic Scotland. The Clyde auditorium is often known as the Armadillo, an affectionate nickname due to the similarity of its shape to the6 of the animal. It was in fact designed to represent hulls of a ship as a reminder of the Clyde\'s shipbuilding heritage. Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect and designer and designed many of the buildings in Glasgow. Glasgow is host to the world pipe championships held every August. The championships takes on one day and several hundred bands attend travelling from all over the world. Most of Scotlands nations arts organistations are based here including the Scottish opera, ballet and national orchestra. Glasgow green is the city\'s oldest park and covers 129 acres. It has been the location for many political, social and sporting events for over 300 years.
Lanark is a small town and was the former county town of Lanarkshire. At the bottom of the high street is the Provosts lamp, and ornate lamp which was placed outside the home of whoever was Provost of Lanark at the time. Lanark Lanimers is an annual festival when the town\'s schoolchildren parade in fancy dress. The festival includes pip bands and country dancing.
Motherwell is a large town in north Lanarkshire and has many places of interest which make it good to visit. The Motherwell heritage centre displays the history of Motherwell from the Roman era. the building has a viewing tower which gives a good view of the town and other parts of Lanarkshire.