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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.

Chatelherault Cafe - Free tea/coffee with any cake/scone - Spring 2014
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10% discount at Chatelherault's Retail Shop - Spring 2014
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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

Maps and Guides

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Events

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  • 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

  • Angelina Ballerina

    angelina ballerina

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 03 July 2014 - Fri, 04 July 2014
    Prices: Adult £12.50 Concession £10.00

    Live on stage Ballet Girls and Hip Hop Boys

    Angelina Ballerina

  • Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

    Buddy

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, Hamilton Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 10 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £18.00 Concession £16.00

    "The audience were dancing in the aisles and roaring for more" The Stage

    Buddy Holly and the Cricketers

  • Buddy Holly and the Cricketers - 21st Birthday Party

    Buddy Holly

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 10 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £18.00 Concession £16.00

    21st Birthday Party!

    Buddy Holly and the Cricketers - 21st Birthday Party

  • Oliver

    oliver

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 24 April 2014 - Sat, 26 April 2014
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £9.00

    Come to this great event

    Oliver

  • The Gruffalo - Live on Stage

    The Gruffalo

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 16 May 2014 - Sun, 18 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £11.00 Concession £8.50

    Hit monster family show, direct from a West End season!

    The Gruffalo - Live on Stage

  • The Magic of Motown May 2014

    Motown

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Wed, 07 May 2014
    Prices: Adult £22.00 Concession £20.00

    An incredible cast, dazzling costumes and classic tracks.....this is a must-see show for all Motown fans!

    The Magic of Motown May 2014

  • Tim Stead MBE - Object Maker and Seed Sower

    Low Parks Museum

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 01 March 2014 - Sat, 31 May 2014
    Prices: FREE

    The exhibition concentrates on Tim's true calling - sculpture and comprises a collection of quiet, contemplative and enigmatic works.

    Tim Stead MBE - Object Maker and Seed Sower

  • What The Ladybird Heard

    ladybird

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 24 June 2014 - Wed, 25 June 2014

    A terrific and witty adventure

    What The Ladybird Heard