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Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE
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Chatelherault Country Park, a five star visitor attraction under the Visit Scotland grading scheme, has been described as a Jewel in the Landscape.

Chatelherault was built on 1732 by the Scottish architect William Adam as a hunting lodge for the Dukes and Duchess's of Hamilton.

Chatelherault is available for functions ranging from meetings and training courses to banquets and wedding ceremonies.

Chatelherault Country Park offers a fun packed diverse programme of events and activities throughout the year including:

• Children's craft workshops
• Guided walks and tours
• Treasure hunts
• Seasonal and themed events
• Art and photographic displays

Come along and explore and discover Chatelherault!

Opening hours

Open all year excluding Christmas and New Year public holidays.

Visitors centre
Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm (Entry Free)

Lodge House
Sunday to Thursday 10am - 4.30pm (Entry Free)


The entrance to the country park is within the village of Ferniegair, 2.5 km south east of Hamilton on the A72 Hamilton, Larkhall / Lanark, Clyde Valley tourist route.

The park is also accessible by train with daily half hour service stopping at the Chatelherault station on the Hamilton, Larkhall line.


Visitor centre, café, gallery, conference and wedding facilities and play area. In the surrounding country park are over 10 miles of walks through ancient woodlands and along the dramatic Avon Gorge - the Park's greatest natural asset.

Disabled access

There is disabled parking and toilets available within the park, which are well signposted on information boards throughout the park.

Upcoming Events at Chatelherault Country Park

SLLC Photography Competition Exhibition

SLLC Photography Competition Exhibition

19th January 2018 - 23rd February 2018
Come and see all the winning entries from the annual SLLC Photography Competition at Chatelherault between January 19th and February 23rd!
Land, Life, Water: the Clyde and Avon Valley Past and Present

Land, Life, Water: the Clyde and Avon Valley Past and Present

17th February 2018 - 18th March 2018
An exhibition celebrating the ‘picturesque and sublime’ Clyde and Avon Valley and the people working to protect it is being held at Chatelherault Visitor Centre, Hamilton.
Symphony For The Land

Symphony For The Land

25th February 2018
A Celebration of the Land: Join Clyde & Avon Valley for a unique workshop creating a human symphony using ready-made instruments, noise makers and your own voice!
Spring Forward Walk

Spring Forward Walk

25th February 2018
A Celebration of the Land: Join Clyde & Avon Valley for their Spring Forward Walk at Chatelherault Country Park for children 5+ and their grown ups!
Arboreal Walk (Drop In Event)

Arboreal Walk (Drop In Event)

25th February 2018
A Celebration of the Land: Join Clyde & Avon Valley for an Arboreal Walk in Chatelherault Country Park and learn more about the local landscape!
Free Harry Potter Family Walk: Hamilton - Chatelherault

Free Harry Potter Family Walk: Hamilton - Chatelherault

3rd March 2018
Join Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust on a fantastic Harry Potter themed walk at Chatelherault Country Park suitable for all the family!
Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

11th March 2018
Treat your mother to an afternoon she will never forget at Chatelherault's Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea on March 11th!
Wedding Open Day

Wedding Open Day

22nd April 2018
Are you a bride or groom to be? Don't miss the Wedding Open Day at the spectacular Chatelherault Hunting Lodge on April 22nd!
Dogs Trust Glasgow Family Fun Day

Dogs Trust Glasgow Family Fun Day

10th June 2018
Come to Chatelherault on June 10th 2018 for the annual Dogs Trust Glasgow Family Fun Day, helping to raise funds for the dogs in our care!

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