Places to Visit

Scott’s life and stories have a rich association with many places across Scotland and further afield. Explore some of those sites on our interactive map.


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Cadzow Castle

In 1801, Walter Scott spent Christmas at Hamilton Palace and walked to the nearby ruins of Cadzow Castle. 

His lament for the castle's decline -  where ‘mirth and music’ have been replaced by the river’s roar - brought the castle ruins into the public eye. 

Find out more about Scott's work in connection to Cadzow Castle on our website

Chatelherault Country Park, Hamilton ML3 7UE