Chatelherault Country Park

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Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE
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Chatelherault Country Park
About Chatelherault Country Park

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

SLLC Photography Competition Exhibition

SLLC Photography Competition Exhibition

19 January 2018 - 23 February 2018
Come and see all the winning entries from the annual SLLC Photography Competition at Chatelherault between January 19th and February 23rd!
Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea

11 March 2018
Treat your mother to an afternoon she will never forget at Chatelherault's Mothering Sunday Afternoon Tea on March 11th!
Dogs Trust Glasgow Family Fun Day

Dogs Trust Glasgow Family Fun Day

10 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!