I took a quick visit to Chatelherault Country Park on Monday night. Chatelherault Country Park is a country park in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Its name is derived from the French town of Châtellerault, the title Duc de Châtellerault having been granted to James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran in 1548 for his part in arranging the marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots, to Francis, Dauphin of France.
I was there looking to take promotional photographs of paths that have been recently renovated. Unfortunately the light wasn’t terribly great so I mostly took shots of the country house, which started off life as a hunting lodge.
It now hosts weddings and conferences in its 500 acres of land associated with the house. There are many walks & trails in grounds, some even lead over to Strathclyde Country Park, along with activity parks. I was amazed at how many people were actually there on a gloomy Monday night, so many runners…
I think the thing I liked most about this house was that it was designed by William Adam, yep, William Adam, your welcome. ;-) It was completed in 1734.
I will be going back soon to get more and better photographs.