Chatelherault Country Park

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Chatelherault Country Park is a 500 acre park perched high above the river Avon (a tributary of the river Clyde) and the town of Hamilton, with panoramic views of the surrounding Lanarkshire countryside. There are woodland walks (some are quite spooky, with dark trees and deep ravines) and the striking "palace" in the grounds is now a visitor centre. Chatelherault This "palace" of Chatelherault was built in the middle of the 18th century and was designed by the architect William Adam. He referred to it as the "dog kennels at Hamilton". While some dogs were indeed kept at this hunting lodge, there was also a banqueting pavilion and walled gardens. The Chatelherault "palace" used to look over at the even more imposing Hamilton Palace which had been designed by David Hamilton in 1828 as a sumptuous home for the Duke of Hamilton. However, mining subsidence made the building dangerous and it had to be pulled down in the 1920s. All that remains is the Hamilton Mausoleum (a distinctive building seen by passing motorists on the main motorway running south past Hamilton)

Chatelherault Country Park

Carlisle Road
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The heavy industries have long gone, but Glasgow is still the largest and most cosmopolitan urban area of Scotland with many mixed influences from Ireland and the Hebrides. The suburbs that stretch out along the shores of the Clyde are some of the richest property areas in Scotland and much regeneration is in progress in Paisley and other industrial areas. On the city's South Side is Pollock Country Park, home to the Burrell Collection and Pollock House. The Clydeside Walkway is an attraction in itself, running from Victoria Bridge in the east to the River Kelvin in the west