This evening, I am posting some images of my visits to Chatelherault, near Hamilton.

The building was designed by William Adam and dates back 250 years when it was built as the hunting lodge and summer house for the Dukes of Hamilton.

Benefiting from a high elevation (and stunning views to Glasgow and the Trossachs), Chatelherault was originally placed at the end of a long avenue of trees that ran from Hamilton Palace in context of a ‘Great Design’ conceived by Duchess Ann.

However, subsequent coal mining and sand quarrying resulted in subsidence and demolition of the Palace. But Chatelherault survived and was restored 1979-1987 by Historic Scotland and Hamilton District Council. Both buildings and surrounding countryside are now open to the public.

Being mid-winter with snow on the ground, light conditions at time of my visit were poor.

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