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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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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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  • An Evening of Burlesque

    An Evening of Burlesque

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 23 April 2015

    Come and enjoy Britain's biggest burlesque extravanaganza - we dare you! Over 18's only!

    An Evening of Burlesque

  • Boogie Nights

    boogie nights

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 31 March 2015 - Fri, 03 April 2015
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £7.50 groups of 10+

    Performed by an energetic and talented cast of Musical Theatre students from New College Lanarkshire

    Boogie Nights

  • Celest's Circus

    Celeste's Circus

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 13 April 2015
    Prices:  Child £5.00

    Come join the circus!

    Celest's Circus

  • Dirty Dancing

    Dirty Dancing

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

    The Ultimate Tribute show! Celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time.

    Dirty Dancing

  • Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff: Together in Concert

    Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 11 April 2015
    Prices: Adult £18.50

    One of the most dynamic and best loved entertainers that Ireland has ever produced takes to the road for this much anticipated tour.

    Dominic Kirwan and Mary Duff: Together in Concert

  • History of Pantomime Exhibition

    Low Parks Museum

    Type: Other
    Location: Hamilton, Low Parks Museum (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 01 December 2014 (10:00 am) - Sun, 25 January 2015 (5:00 pm)
    Prices: FREE

    Every Day

    History of Pantomime Exhibition

  • Jurassic Adventures

    Jurassic Adventures

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 28 February 2015
    Prices: Adult £16.00 Child Family of 4 £50.00 Concession £14.00

    The most exciting family show since time began is about to be discovered...by you.

    Jurassic Adventures

  • Mad About the Musicals 10th Anniversary

    musical notes

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 22 October 2015
    Prices: Adult £22.00 Concession £20.00

    Hailed as "Outstanding" by the Stage, "The Best Show of Its Kind" by Encore Magazine and nominated The UK'Producer of the Year" this is one definitely not to miss!!

    Mad About the Musicals 10th Anniversary

  • Midge Ure in His Own Words: A Life In Music

    midge ure

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 21 March 2015
    Prices: Adult £15.00

    Midge Ure in conversation with Billy Sloan, and music with the singer's 2 piece acoustic band.

    Midge Ure in His Own Words: A Life In Music

  • Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams

    Pitschi the Kitten with Dreams

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 14 April 2015
    Prices:  Child £5.00

    Adapted from Swiss author and illustrator Hans Fischer's award-winning picture book.

    Pitschi, the Kitten with Dreams

  • Sing-a-Long-A-Frozen

    Sing a Long a Frozen

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 18 April 2015
    Prices: Adult £15.00 Child £46 family of 4 Concession £10.00

    Suitable for ages 5+

    Sing-a-Long-A-Frozen

  • Songwriting with Horse McDonald

    Songwriting with Horse McDonald

    Type: Music
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 12 February 2015 (6:00 pm) - Thu, 26 February 2015 (8:00 pm)
    Prices: Adult £36.60 Concession £21.60

    Horse is iconic - a simply unique Scottish female singer-songwriter with a breathtaking stagecraft.

    Songwriting with Horse McDonald

  • Take 20

    take 20

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Mon, 09 March 2015 - Sat, 14 March 2015
    Prices: Adult £12.00 Concession £10.00

    The multi award winning Ups and Downs Theatre Group is delighted to return to the Town House with this year's show 'Take 20'.

    Take 20

  • The Addams Family

    The Addams Family

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 30 April 2015 - Sat, 02 May 2015
    Prices: Adult £10.00 Concession £9.00

    Hamilton Fistrict Youth Theatre proudly presents the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

    The Addams Family

  • The Edibles

    The Edibles

    Type: Comedy
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Tue, 26 May 2015
    Prices: Adult £5.00

    A tasty treat of a show. Shortlisted for a CATS Award Best Production for Children and Young People 2014.

    The Edibles

  • The Naked Truth

    The Naked Truth

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Thu, 28 May 2015 - Sat, 30 May 2015
    Prices: Adult £18.00 Concession £16.00

    It's a Women Thing. Tailor-made for women, 'The Naked Truth' is the hit comedy play from Dave Simpson, the writer of the smash-hit comedy 'Girls Night Out'

    The Naked Truth

  • The Polar Bears Go Wild

    The Polar Bears Go Wild

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Fri, 30 January 2015
    Prices:  Child £5.00

    Get here on your skis/snowshoes/tractor or paddle your canoe....

    The Polar Bears Go Wild

  • The Singing Kettle

    The Singing Kettle

    Type: Theatre
    Location: Hamilton, The Town House (Map)
    Dates: Sat, 27 December 2014
    Prices: Adult £13.00/£48.00 family ticket (x4) Concession £10.00 group of 10+ (plus buy 10 get 1 free)

    The Singing Kettle presents Big Christmas party. For group bookings, please contact our venue direct on 01698 452299.

    The Singing Kettle