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Chatelherault, A Magnificent Design
 

Chatelherault was built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the wealthy Duke of Hamilton.

Designed by the famous Scottish Architect William Adam, Chatelherault now serves as the magnificent gateway to the Country Park.

The restored building is now a visitor centre with display gallery and exhibitions on the area's history, wildlife and also the story of Chatelherault itself. The house also has a large gift shop, café and reception area as well as meeting rooms and conference/wedding space.

Visitors can view the Duke's private Banqueting Room, apartments and formal gardens.

Outside, visitors can ramble through 10 miles of stunning gorge walks along the River Avon and through ancient woodland, some of which are the oldest in the country. The area is home to a wide range of wildlife including roe deer, badgers, otters, kingfishers and more.
 

Enjoy the Panoramic Views at Chatelherault
 

The hunting lodge is set on an eye-catching hilltop site affording panoramic views of Glasgow and the surrounding hills.

The lodge was originally designed to be situated at the southern end of a Grand Avenue of trees that ran from the former Hamilton Palace, which was once the largest non royal residence in Britain, but which unfortunately was demolished due to mining subsidence.

The Grand Avenue of trees visually linked the Low and High Parks of the Hamilton estate, all of which was part of Duchess Anne's 'Great Design' for the estate landscape.
 

Chatelherault Country Park, A Jewell in the Landscape
 

Chatelherault was restored to its former glory between 1979 and 1987 and is now an extremely popular day out for families and walkers keen to experience this unique “Jewel in the Landscape”. 

The 500-acre country park has an extensive programme of guided woodland walks and events that are on offer throughout the year.

Entrance to the park, car parking and visitor centre are free.  

While exploring the area of Hamilton why not also check out the Hamilton Mausoleum or even shop around at Regents Shopping Centre, there is something for everyone.

Location

Carlisle Road
Ferniegair
Hamilton
ML3 7UE

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Contact and Booking

Telephone: 01698 426213
Fax:01698 427741
Email: chatelheraultcountrypark@southlanarkshireleisure.co.uk

Web: Chatelherault Country Park

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Dates and Times

Main House: Sun-Thurs, 10am-4.30pm. Fri and Sat may be closed due to private bookings, please contact the park for more information

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  • A Night of Dirty Dancing

    A Night of Dirty Dancing

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 10 April 2015 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £23.00 Concession £21.00

    The Ultimate Tribute Show celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time

    A Night of Dirty Dancing

  • Aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Aladdin

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 05 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sat, 06 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
    Sun, 07 December 2014 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
    Wed, 10 December 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:30 pm)
    Prices: Adult £13.50 Concession £11.50

    This Panto Season the evil sorcerer Abanazzer is up to no good. He’s vying for the hand of the beautiful princess Jasmine and he’ll stop at nothing to claim her as his prize!

    Aladdin

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Christmas Party Nights 2014!

    Big Vern and The Shootahs

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 12 December 2014
    Sat, 13 December 2014
    Fri, 19 December 2014
    Sat, 20 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £42.50

    With prices held from last year, the tickets are excellent value at £42.50

    Christmas Party Nights 2014!

  • Derek Acorah - Enlightenment Tour

    Derek Acorah

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 25 September 2014
    Prices: Adult £17.50 Concession £15.00

    Voted Britain's Favourite Male Medium by the prestigious Soul and Spirit Magazine

    Derek Acorah - Enlightenment Tour

  • Elvis is in the Building

    Elvis is in the Building

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 18 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £20.00 Concession £18.50

    Celebrating Elvis' entire career, this lavish stage show features - "Britain's leading Elvis impersonator",

    Elvis is in the Building

  • Guys and Dolls

    Hamilton Town House

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 09 October 2014 - Sat, 11 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £9.00

    After the huge success of Oliver, Cats! and We'll Meet Again, this will be a Hamilton District Youth Theatre production that is not to be missed!

    Guys and Dolls

  • Hamilton Duathlon

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    Type: Sport and Leisure
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Palace Sports Ground (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 20 September 2014
    Prices: Adult £23.00 non Tri Scotland member Concession £20 Tri Scotland members

    The Hamilton Duathlon will be held on Saturday 20 September at The Hamilton Palace Sports Grounds (16 years +)

    Hamilton Duathlon

  • Legends of Laughter

    laughter

    Type: Comedy
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 25 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £17.00 Concession £15.00

    Starring Roy Walker and Bobby Davro

    Legends of Laughter

  • Nothing Personal

    Hamilton Town House

    Type: Comedy
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 03 October 2014
    Prices: Adult £10.00

    A comedy drama about residents, families and carers up against age, authority and each other!

    Nothing Personal

  • Room on the Broom

    Room on the Broom

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 14 November 2014 - Sun, 16 November 2014

    A magical, musical delight fo the children aged 3+. Direct from a smash-hit West End season

    Room on the Broom

  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 11 September 2014 (7:30 pm - 9:15 pm)
    Prices: Adult £15.00 / £10.00 Concession £12.50

    Early bird tickets must be booked and paid for by 31st July 2014

    Scottish Chamber Orchestra

  • Shang-a-Lang

    Shang a Lang

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 26 September 2014
    Prices: Adult £12.00 Concession £10.00

    A wonderfully funny and poignant trip back to the 70s

    Shang-a-Lang

  • The Rat Pack

    The Rat Pack - Vegas Spectacular

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 19 September 2014
    Prices: Adult £20.00

    Featuring a live orchestra and the Vegas Show Girls

    The Rat Pack

  • Todd Gordon Sings The Sinatra Songbook

    The sound of musicals

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 29 November 2014
    Prices: Adult £18.50 Concession £17.50

    "Doing it his way, the ghost of Sinatra lives on in the work of one of his most polished admirers" Clive David, The Times (London).

    Todd Gordon Sings The Sinatra Songbook