Relics of the past

The Covenanters Oak

Probably the oldest living thing in North Lanarkshire, this mighty tree offered shelter to the Covenanters of the 1800s, who were barred from holding religious services within churches. It has suffered in recent bad weather, and work is being undertaken to preserve this incredible tree.


The Mausoleum and Lord Gavinís Temple

The Mausoleum houses graves of the Hamilton family, while overlooking it stands the remains of Lord Gavinís Temple. He had this built as a place to watch over the last resting place of his beloved wife, Lady Sybil Hamilton.


St Patrickís Well and Chapel

St Patrickís Well has been renowned for centuries as having healing powers. It stands near the original site of St Patrickís Chapel, which was demolished in the 1890s, although the graveyard nearby contains memorials dating back to this time.


Japanese Garden

This beautiful and unusual garden was moved from the Mausoleum area to its present location in the 1920s, and has recently been renovated. Features such as this were typical of many designed landscapes in the 1800s, and were created to provide places for spiritual contemplation.


Arboretum

Alongside the native trees of Dalzell Estate & Baronís Haugh stand many that were introduced in the 1800s, when intrepid explorers scoured the globe for new and exotic species. Seeds taken from their travels were ceremonially planted by the Hamiltons and their guests at the time, and now form a wonderful and rare collection of mature exotic trees.
 
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