Culzean Castle & Country Park accessibility guide

Discover the magnificent castle, buildings, follies and grounds of this extensive estate, many parts of which are accessible.

Welcome

Contact for accessibility enquiries: Gareth Clingan
Tel: 01655 884455
Email: culzean@nts.org.uk

We have a concessionary rate for disabled visitors and a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants.

All staff have disability awareness training.

Independent visitor reviews of accessibility at Culzean can be found on the Euan's Guide website.

At a glance

There is level access from the main entrance or Home Farm to:

  • Accessible toilet
  • Shop
  • Home Farm restaurant

Visual

  • Some parts of the property have low lighting.
  • We have information in large print.
A view of the entrance to Culzean Castle. A large courtyard lies before it, with a wee semicircle of grass to the left. Wooden A board signs stand either side of the front door. Behind the entrance stands the castle, with its turrets and chimneys clearly visible.
Main visitor entrance to Culzean Castle
Outside seating at the Home Farm restaurant in the courtyard at Culzean. A number of people sit at the wooden picnic tables. The seating area is surrounded by colourful planters.
Outside seating at Home Farm café

Getting here

Culzean Castle & Country Park
Maybole
South Ayrshire
KA19 8LE

Travel by public transport

  • The 360 and 60 bus lines stop near Culzean Castle.

Parking

  • Disabled parking is available at Home Farm and the Walled Garden.
  • Parking is available in front of the castle for disabled drivers only; disabled passengers may be dropped off here.

Arrival

  • From the car park to the entrance, there is level access.
  • There is a permanent ramp.
  • We have motorised scooters and wheelchairs for hire (suggested donation of £5) to help you get around. These can be pre-booked by calling 01655 884455.

Getting around inside

  • There is wheelchair access to the castle ground floor.

Accessible toilet

  • There are disabled toilets at the castle and at Home Farm.

Getting around outside

  • Some parts of the Country Park are accessible.
  • Car parking at the Walled Garden allows easy access to paths and picnic areas.
  • There is no easy access to the beach.
  • There are gravel paths with some ramps in the garden.
  • There is wheelchair access into vinery glasshouse in the Walled Garden. The Wildlife Garden and Herb Garden are slabbed and access is from the Walled Garden or off Silver Avenue.
  • Access to the Fountain Court Garden is by steps from castle. Alternative access is available down a ramp near the Viaduct where mobility-impaired visitors may be dropped off for easy access.
  • Woodland areas are partially accessible by wheelchair along the main paths. Uneven surface in places.
Gravel path in the gardens at Culzean Castle & Country Park
Gravel path in the gardens at Culzean Castle & Country Park

Things to see and do

  • Culzean Castle is the perfect place for a day out, whether you're a keen walker, enjoy admiring gardens, have an interest in architecture or just enjoy soaking up some history.
  • Our younger visitors can run wild in the Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland play areas.
  • Pirate-themed Adventure Cove play area is a unique space where children of all abilities can spend hours having fun.
  • There are guides in most rooms of the castle, who are always happy to answer questions.
  • We provide information sheets in each room, which give details of the architecture, furniture, objects and paintings.
A view looking down across the sandy Adventure Cove play area with lots of children running around and adults sitting around the edge. At the centre is a wooden pagoda-type structure with a long slide coming off.
Adventure Cove play area

Guide last updated: 14 March 2022