Chatelherault Country Park
Chatelherault was built in 1732 as the hunting lodge and summer house for the Duke of Hamilton. Designed by the famous Scottish Architect William Adam, Chatelherault now serves as a magnificent gateway to a beautiful Country Park.
5 star visitor attraction
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.
You can also download a free treasure trail app and enjoy following the clues around the Chatelherault site.
The Duke's Private Banqueting Room at Chatelherault
Visitors can also view the Duke's private Banqueting Room, apartments and formal gardens. Furthermore the hunting lodge is set on an eye-catching hilltop site affording panoramic views of Glasgow and the surrounding hills.
Get back to nature
Those who fancy venturing outside of the main building 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.
Learn more about the Duke of Hamilton at other nearby Hamilton attractions
Following your visit to Chatelherault why not pay a visit to the nearby Low Parks Museum, another 5 star attractions based in Hamilton? At the museum you can book tours for the iconic Hamilton Mausoleum, built as a beautiful private tomb for Alexander Hamilton, the 10th Duke of Hamilton.
Why not make a day of it....
Download this ready-made trip itinerary featuring Chatelherault, Bothwell castle, Low Parks Museum and Bothwell Castle: https://www.visitlanarkshire.com/great-days-out/enjoy-a-historic-day-out-in-bothwell-and-hamilton/
Click here for a full access statement for Chatelherault Country Park.
Tel: 01698 426213
Location: Carlisle Rd Ferniegar ML3 7UE