Historic Buildings & Homes

Carlisle Road, Ferniegair, Hamilton, ML3 7UE

    Chatelherault is an 18th century hunting lodge and summer house built for the wealthy Duke of Hamilton and is now the gateway to Chatelherault Country Park.

    The restored buildings now house a Visitor Centre; the West Lodge comprising of the Banqueting Hall and Duke and Duchess Apartments; Exhibition Gallery and Displays; Gift Shop and Café. Outside, visitors can explore 10 miles of walks along the scenic River Avon and through ancient woodland.

    In addition, Chatelherault now serves as one of the country’s leading venues for Weddings, Functions and Conferences.


    Nature Trails:  Feel close to nature with over 10 miles of stunning woodland and gorge trails which follow the course of the river Avon from Hamilton to Larkhall. The Country Park boasts from five different trails ranging from 45 minutes to 3 hours at a gentle pace.

    Talks and Tours: Chatelherault offers a range of guided historical and heritage tours which provide an opportunity to take a step back in time and learn about the history of Chatelherault Country Park, local industry, and natural heritage of the surrounding area.

    Adventure Play Ground:  A totally integrated Play Ground that is equipped to suit all age groups. From toddler to teenager, this Play Facility has equipment to challenge and stimulate both the physical and mental abilities of children.

    The Oaks Café: The Oaks Café has an internal seating capacity area of 110 with a further 40 seats within the external courtyard area. The menu offers a range of healthy snacks and tasty treats to suit all culinary requirements.

    The Gift Shop: This well stocked shop offers goods ranging from contemporary designer jewellery and unique gifts to locally produced sweets and pocket money toys.

    Conference and Banqueting:  The West Lodge and Parterre Gardens provided the perfect setting for your Wedding or Private Event and our recently refurbished Stables Suite and Auditorium are ideal for business meetings, conferences, training events and product launches. Outdoors, the Front Field and Equestrian Fields are available for hire and are perfect for large outdoor events or team building activities.


    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Gluten Free By Arrangement
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian Food Available By Arrangement


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • 24hr CCTV
    • ASVA Member
    • Hearing Loop
    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • Coach Parties Welcome Please advise in advance
    • Groups Welcome Please advise in advance
    • School Groups Welcome Please advise in advance

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