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Accessibility guide for Culzean Castle

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
  • Old Stables coffee house

Hearing

  • There is an induction loop in the auditorium.

Visual

  • Some parts of the venue have low lighting.
  • We have information in large print.
  • The Talking Guide App guides you from room to room giving you an overview of the people that lived and worked at the castle and the estate.

Accessibility equipment

  • Manual wheelchairs and motorised scooters are available if booked in advance (Tel: 01655 884400).
Main visitor entrance to Culzean Castle
Main visitor entrance to Culzean Castle
Outside seating at Home Farm cafe
Outside seating at Home Farm cafe

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.

Getting around inside

  • There is wheelchair access to the castle and a platform lift which goes to some floors.
  • Lightweight portable seats for use inside castle are available from reception.


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.
  • Visitors can also discover the history of Culzean Castle through a multimedia tour for iPhone and iPad.
Adventure Cove play area
Adventure Cove play area

Guide last updated: 15 February 2018