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 local landscape.

Chatelherault Country Park

About Chatelherault Country Park

Chatelherault Country Park Fernegair, Hamilton ML3 7UE
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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!

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

1 Day Spiritual Retreat - Element of Earth Retreat

Selected dates between 7th January 2024 - 6th October 2024

De-stress, relax and reconnect with the power of Mother Earth in this unique 1 day retreat immersing yourself in lush forest with The Lightworker.


Chatelherault Market

Selected dates between 4th February 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Held weekly on Sundays, Chatelherault Market showcases the best of hand-made products from designers and producers across Scotland!


1 Day Spiritual Retreat - Element of Air Retreat

Selected dates between 4th February 2024 - 1st September 2024

Re-energise with the power of breath meditations with Air element 'the giver of life' in lush natural forest on this retreat with The Lightworker.


Psychic Mediumship Development Course for Beginners

Selected dates between 17th February 2024 - 24th November 2024

2 Day Psychic development for beginners OR for those who already have some experience but wish to practice a better routine and self care.


1 Day Spiritual Retreat - Element of Fire Retreat

Selected dates between 3rd March 2024 - 1st December 2024

Connect to the powerful, positive & protective element of Fire in this 1 Day retreat with The Lightworker.


1 Day Spiritual Retreat - Element of Water Retreat

Selected dates between 7th April 2024 - 4th August 2024

The ultimate stress reliever with powerful health benefits...join The Lightworker at this wondrous element of water retreat.


Stereofunk Festival

4th May 2024

Stereofunk returns to Chatelherault Park with a MASSIVE lineup on Sat 4th May! Featuring the return of the Vengaboys and a host of all your favourite 90s acts!


Walk for Parkinson’s: Chatelherault Country Park

2nd June 2024

Whatever your reason. Whoever you walk for. Join Parkinson's UK at Chatelherault Country Park and help raise vital funds for research into better treatments and hopefully, one day a cure.


BOOZéBRUNCH The Festival

10th August 2024

Scotland's hottest brunch party just got even BIGGER! BOOZéBRUNCH returns to Chatelherault Park for Scotland's biggest brunch festival!


South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Mud Madness

6th October 2024

Taking place in the stunning grounds of Chatelherault, Mud Madness involves mud runs, water slides, obstacles and even a dip in the River Avon – great fun for all ages!


Working with Angels workshop

30th November 2024

Join The Lightworker Psychic Medium for this beautiful workshop where you will learn everything you need to know about how to work with Angels including some very powerful meditations and manifesting.


South Lanarkshire Super Race Series: Jingle All The Way 5k

1st December 2024

The Jingle All The Way 5k returns to Chatelherault Country Park on Sunday 1st December!


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