Close to the heart of Motherwell, Dalzell Estate is the perfect place to enjoy nature and history side by side
The grounds and their historical features have been the subject of significant recent restoration through a partnership between North Lanarkshire Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, RSPB Scotland, Historic Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and WREN, and more recently with the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership to enhance the woodlands and restore St Patrick's Graveyard. In 2014, the grounds of the estate were designated as a Queen Elizabeth 11 Jubilee Field in Trust, protecting the site from development for the use of the community.
Across the estate are five coloured way-marked routes that you can follow, each of varying length and taking in different aspects of the site. Highlights include historic Dalzell House, the Japanese Gardens, arboretum, mausoleum, Lord Gavin's Temple, and St Patrick's Chapel. The Covenanters Oak, near the main house, is probably the oldest living thing in North Lanarkshire. Old age and bad weather have led to some damage in recent years, but work has been undertaken to preserve this mighty tree. Dalzell Estate also adjoins the RSPB's Baron's Haugh nature reserve, and the woodlands, grasslands and water of the estate and the reserve are home to an incredible variety of wildlife.
For further information about things to do on the estate, visit the Dalzell Estate and Barons Haugh website.
The estate is open to the public from dawn to dusk throughout the year, and is easily accessible by foot, bike, or public transport. A limited number of car parking spaces are available.
All our facilities are managed by a set of rules and regulations which can be downloaded using the link on the right.
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