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5 Aug 2019

Pawsitively pooch-friendly

A large golden retriever jumps over a board into a pool of water. A man in a purple t-shirt is standing in the pool. Tennis balls float on the surface.
Culzean Castle hosts a Dog Jamboree on 10 and 11 August 2019.
We provide fun for all the family, including our four-legged companions. Culzean Castle hosts its annual Dog Jamboree on 10 and 11 August, the perfect event for pooches.

Four-legged friends and their human families will be flocking to Culzean Castle on 10 and 11 August 2019 as the historic Ayrshire estate hosts its annual Dog Jamboree.

One of the most popular events in the summer calendar, it includes a dramatic watersport competition and a dog show with nine categories. Prizes up for grabs include a pastel pet portrait by the talented artist Elspeth Guthrie for Best in Show.

A very small, fluffy dog is held in the hands of a woman. It has a very large red, white and blue 2nd rosette attached to its pink harness. Behind is a large field area, set up for a dog show.
One of last year’s winners
“Culzean Castle is the pawfect dog-friendly location with beaches, woodland and lots of open green spaces.”
Paige Campbell, Events Manager at Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle isn’t the only location that welcomes dogs though - there are plenty of places to explore with pooches all over the country. Look out for the pawprint on our Planning Your Visit pages and get ready for an adventure.

A smiling, white coated retriever sits beside a man in a wheelchair.
A four-legged visitor at Culzean Castle

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