Chatelherault Country Park | Day Out With The Kids

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Chatelherault Country Park

  • Hamilton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

Chatelherault Country Park built as a Hunting Lodge and Summer House for the Dukes of Hamilton in 1732. The restored buildings are now home to a Visitor Centre, the West Lodge, plus an Exhibition Gallery, a café and a gift shop. Outside, there are over 500 acres of scenice woodland and countryside to enjoy, so it's a great place for a family day out.

The Visitor centre has a great interactive heritage exhibition to explore, where you can see a badger's home or do some fossil brass rubbings and more! The hunting lodge was restored in 1987 and contains a number of rooms that are open to the public, including the Duke's room and the Banqueting Hall. 18th century gardens surround the lodge and include a traditional herbaceous border and bowling green, plus plants that were grown for their use in medicine and cooking, as well as their frangrance and beauty.

If you want to get close to nature, there are over 10 miles of gorge and woodland trails to follow. There are 5 trails to choose from and they vary in length from 45 minutes to 3 hours, so there is something to suit everyone. There is also an Adventure Play Ground for the kids, with features to amuse all ages, from toddler to teenages!

A range of guided historical and heritage tours are available, plus there are a number of events held throughout the year so check online before you visit to see what's on.

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Pricing

Free admission

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Ferniegair, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, ML3 7UE, Scotland

Phone number

01698 426213

Map

Website

Click here to visit Chatelherault Country Park's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Chatelherault Country Park has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Chatelherault Country Park has not told us about their dining options.

Yes, Chatelherault Country Park is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Chatelherault Country Park have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Chatelherault Country Park has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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