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Cadzow Castle - Things to Know Before Visiting

Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton ML3 7UE, UK

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About Cadzow Castle

Cadzow Castle is a place of last resort built by the Hamiltons, the Scottish royal dynasty that never was. Once one of the greatest noble houses in Scotland, the Hamiltons’ allegiance to Mary Queen of Scots brought about their downfall. The castle sits above a gorge overlooking the Avon Water in what is now Chatelherault Country Park, but was previously the hunting and pleasure grounds of the Duke of Hamilton's estate of Hamilton Palace - this area being known as Hamilton High Parks. The ruin is


Attractions Near Cadzow Castle

Chatelherault Country Park
Chatelherault Country Park0.24km from Cadzow Castle

The Park has 500 acres of countryside and woodland and over ten miles of routed pathways. It features an adventure play ground, picnic facilities and is home to a listed 18th century hunting lodge. The country park is centred on the former hunting lodge, a folly designed to be seen from the now demolished Hamilton Palace at the end of a broad grass slope forming an avenue with lines of lime trees.

RSPB Baron’s Haugh
RSPB Baron’s Haugh1.82km from Cadzow Castle

RSPB Baron's Haugh is an important community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. It comprises 107.3 hectares of richly varied habitats. The Reserve has over 25,000 visitors each year – birders, dog walkers and other recreationists. It is nationally important for its numbers of wintering Whooper swans and breeding Gadwall and is a well known site for passage waders and hosts an excellent bird spectacle at all times of year.

Dalzell Estate
Dalzell Estate2.36km from Cadzow Castle

The Estate started life as a Royal Hunting Forest in 843, and was owned by the Dalzell family until 1647 when it was granted to James Hamilton 1st of Dalzell. In the 1980s the house was restored and divided for sale as eighteen private apartments, while the surrounding Dalzell estate is now owned by North Lanarkshire Council. The house is protected as a Category A listed building, and the grounds are listed on the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.

Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve
Baron's Haugh Nature Reserve 2.53km from Cadzow Castle

Baron's Haugh is an important community nature reserve in Motherwell and is a real gem for wildlife and for visitors too. Spend time in one of the four hides, looking out at the ducks and swans on the haugh, or take a walk through the woods. The Reserve has over 25,000 visitors each year – birders, dog walkers and other recreationists. It is nationally important for its numbers of wintering Whooper swans and breeding Gadwall and is a well known site for passage waders and hosts an excellent bird

Hamilton Mausoleum
Hamilton Mausoleum2.7km from Cadzow Castle

Hamilton Mausoleum is one of Lanarkshire’s most iconic buildings and is seen by thousands of motorists every day travelling along the M74 motorway.It was the resting place of the family of the Dukes of Hamilton. Built in the grounds of the now-demolished Hamilton Palace, its high stone used to hold the record for the longest echo within any man-made structure in the world The building is now the solitary remaining testament to the colossal scale and grandeur of the buildings which once stood in

Hamilton Water Palace
Hamilton Water Palace2.74km from Cadzow Castle

Hamilton Water Palace is a beaytiful swimming location, which has a range of swimming facilities as well as a gym and other leisure offerings. The centre has a 25m competition pool, a flume, a lazy river, a tyre slide and a children’s pool with a pirate ship and other interactive water features. This 4-star facility also has a club gym, a fitness studio and a health suite.

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Discover More Attractions in South Lanarkshire, Where Cadzow Castle Is Located

South Lanarkshire
South Lanarkshire
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South Lanarkshire is one of 32 unitary authorities of Scotland. It borders the south-east of the City of Glasgow and contains some of Greater Glasgow's suburbs, also containing many towns and villages. It was flourished with so many tourist attractions and also you can spend some good time there.

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