James Hamilton, Duke of Châtellerault and 2nd Earl of Arran

This evening, I am posting information on Chatelherault near Hamilton in Lanarkshire.

Chatelherault originated as a hunting lodge and summer-house in 1732. It was built for the Dukes of Hamilton who engaged the services of leading Scottish architect, William Adam for the project. Positioned with a high elevation is was originally at the end of a grand avenue of trees which ran from Hamilton Palace . Due to subsidence the Palace was demolished but Chatelherault survived and benefited from extensive restoration between 1979 and 1987.

Chatelherault is now open to the public and used for weddings, corporate hospitality and similar events. Additional features and aspects:

  • Walk around terraced garden dating from 1741.
  • Visitor Centre covering Chatelherault and the adjacent country park.
  • Ten miles of woodland walks in and around the gorge of the River Avon.
  • Ruins of Cadzow Castle.

Chateherault, Front Elevation

Chatelherault, Hamilton, Scotland

Chatelherault-Interior

Chatelherault-Interior

Chatelherault-Interior

Chatelherault-Interior

Chatelherault-Interior

Chatelherault-Interior

Chatelherhault-Interior

Chateherault-Interior

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