Brodick, Isle of Arran, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Brodick, Isle of Arran, caught the 9.45 am ferry to Ardrossan and on arrival drove to Hamilton in central Scotland.

We arrived Hamilton, South Lanarkshire about midday and then visited the following:

  • Chatelherault Country Park which includes an 18th century hunting lodge and summer-house to the former Dukes of Hamilton. We availed of a short walk over the Dukes Bridge (80 ft above the Avon Gorge) to the ruins of 16th century Cadzow Castle, Cadzow Oaks (possibly 500 years old) and earthworks dating from the Iron-Age (about 2000 years old).

View from Chatelherault Visitor Centre, Scotland

Restored Hunting Lodge and Summer House, Chatelherault

Ruins of Cadzow Castle, Chatelherault, Scotland

Cadzow Oaks, Chatelherault Country Park, Scotland

Iron-Age Site, Chatelherault Country Park

  • Hamilton Old Parish Church which was designed by famous Scots architect, William Adam and dates from 1734.

Hamilton Old Parish Church, Scotland

  • The former Edwardian  (early 20th century) Town Hall which now houses the library and concert hall.

Former Town Hall, Hamilton, Scotland

  • Low Parks Museum, a former 16th century stagecoach inn, which is now the oldest building in Hamilton.

Low Parks Museum, Hamilton, Scotland

We checked into our hotel mid-afternoon in readiness for a very early start tomorrow.

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