• View from garden at sunset
    View from garden at sunset© The National Trust for Scotland
  • Culzean Gardens
    Culzean Gardens© Brian Chapple
  • Culzean Castle, Interior
    Culzean Castle, Interior
  • Culzean Castle, Interior
    Culzean Castle, InteriorThe National Trust for Scotland
  • Culzean Castle
    Culzean CastleThe National Trust for Scotland
  • Culzean Gardens
    Culzean Gardens
  • Culzean Castle
    Culzean CastleThe National Trust for Scotland

The Eisenhower Apartment

In November 1945 General Eisenhower was invited by the Kennedy family of Culzean to accept the tenancy of a specially created guest flat on the top floor of the castle. General Eisenhower and members of his family stayed here several times and also lent it to friends.

After his death, the National Trust for Scotland and Scottish Heritage USA, a charitable corporation that has provided valuable support to Culzean, opened the apartment to a wider public. It is now a unique venue for corporate and private hospitality and is also one of the Trust’s flagship holiday properties.

Superbly furnished and extremely comfortable, the Apartment has six double/twin bedrooms, which are available either as individual accommodation or for groups of up to twelve. Guests share an elegant drawing room and dining room, where the best of Scottish food is served.

For more information on the Eisenhower Apartment please call 0844 493 2149 (+44 1655 884 455 from outside the UK) or email culzean@nts.org.uk

Holiday Accommodation

There are also four self-catering holiday lets within Culzean Country Park and each has its own character to suit different needs:

Situated in the west wing of the castle with its own private entrance with nearby parking, The Brewhouse Flat comfortably sleeps four people. With the sitting room window looking out over to Arran, Brewhouse is somewhere to sit back and relax.

Originally utilised as servants’ quarters, The Royal Artillery Cottage was occupied exclusively, following World War II, by disabled ex-service personnel from the Erskine Memorial Hospital. The cottage has recently been refurbished and now provides excellent facilities for both disabled and able-bodied guests alike. Situated within the cobbled Clock Tower Courtyard next to the castle, its position on the cliff edge gives fine sea views from each of the comfortably furnished rooms.

In 1891 we know that 14 people lived in the Segganwell Cottages. Nowadays, North Seggenwell and South Seggenwell each provides comfortable accommodation for 4 people. They are in a spectacular setting, right on the beach below the Visitor Centre - an ideal location for families with young children. The Segganwell Cottages can only be reached by a steep stairway of over 100 steps so are not suitable for mobility-impaired people.

For bookings and enquiries, please contact the Holidays Team on 0844 493 2108 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm) or email holidays@nts.org.uk

Camping

The Camping and Caravanning ClubCamping & Caravanning Club Campsites nearby
Culzean Castle Camping and Caravanning campsite
Distance from Culzean: 1 mile
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Stay at the Brewhouse Flat

Perched on an Ayrshire clifftop, Culzean Castle is second to none for grandeur. This circular former brewhouse lies in the castle's West Wing and supplied the estate workers with …

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Opening times & Prices

20 Oct
  • Castle: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Last entry: 16.00
  • Visitor Centre: 10.00 - 17.30
  • Walled Garden: all year daily
  • Country Park: all year daily
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Prices
  • Culzean Castle & Country Park
    Member: Free
    Adult: £15.50
    Family: £38.00
    1 Parent: £30.00
    Concession: £11.50

    Culzean Country Park only
    Member: Free
    Adult: £10.50
    Family: £24.50
    1 Parent: £18.00
    Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star

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