Motherwell isn't the most architecturally handsome place in Scotland, and you mightn't associate the town with beautiful buildings. But there's at least one. Motherwell Cathedral, or Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, opened in 1900 as a large parish church but was elevated to cathedral status in 1948, reflecting the town's growing importance as an industrial centre (which has since declined). If you can locate the correct entry door, the interior feels far larger and brighter than you might guess from the red brick outside; look out for the stained-glass windows, large organ and ornate side chapels.
Name: Motherwell Cathedral ★★★☆☆
Location: Coursington Road, 5-min walk east of Motherwell town centre, G.R.: NS 755571 ///seats.hoping.tree
Open (2018): Daily (entrance through north-east side door outside service times)