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Culzean Castle & Country Park

KA19 8LE

The range of interests and activities at Culzean provides a perfect day out for the family. Robert Adam's castle, built 1772-1790 for David, 10th Earl of Cassillis on a clifftop site associated with the Kennedy family since the late 14th century, is notable for the Oval Staircase and Circular saloon. The castle contains a good collection of pictures and 18th-century furniture, together with an armoury, set up in the 19th century.

Country Park

Culzean was Scotland's first Country Park, created in 1969 and consisting of 563 acres. There is a wealth of interest from shoreline through the Deer Park, Gas Court, Fountain Court and Swan Pond with exhibitions, to mature parklands and gardens. The Ruined Arch, Viaduct, Ice House, beautiful Camellia House and unique Pagoda have all been restored.

Facilities for visitors include introductory exhibition to Culzean, auditorium and information, environmental education service and interpretative programme. Guide Book available in English only, although information cards in French, German, Dutch, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, Swedish are available to read in each room of the Castle. A large print version of the information cards is available

Additional Information:

  • Restaurants, snack-bars, picnic area

  • Shop, plant sales

  • Disabled access to Castle (via lift), shops, restaurants. Toilets. Wheelchairs and electric battery cars available

  • Induction loop

  • Play area

  • Waymarked walks

  • Ranger service

  • Parking

  • Events

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    12 miles south of Ayr, on A719, 4 miles west of Maybole.

    Postcode for Sat Nav is KA19 8LE

    Culzean Castle & Country Park Postcode for SatNav: KA19 8LE


    +44 (0)1655 884 455
    +44 (0)1655 884 400 (Country park Information)
    +44 (0)1655 884 503

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