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Ayrshire & Arran

Culzean Castle & Country Park

Culzean Castle in the summer, with the Fountain Court in front.

About this place

Robert Adam’s cliff-top masterpiece rises above a world of woods, beaches, secret follies and play parks

  • Discover 40 buildings and secret follies in this country park, including the magnificent cliff-top castle.
  • Don’t miss Robert Adam’s Oval Staircase – the dramatic centrepiece of the castle.
  • Explore the woods, beaches, parkland, Swan Pond, deer park and cliffs.
  • Admire the enormous collection of flintlock pistols and military swords.
  • Run wild in the Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland play areas.

This glorious 260ha estate was once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis – a man who was keen to impress with his wealth and status. Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

The castle itself is perched on the Ayrshire cliffs, incorporating everything the earl could wish for in his country home. It was designed by Robert Adam in the late 18th century and is filled to the turrets with treasures that tell the stories of the people who lived here.

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Today’s Opening Hours

Castle
Closed
Home Farm, Café & Shop
10.30–16.30
Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland
Closed
Country Park
10.00–17.00
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Entry prices

Adult
£11.85
Concession
£8.50
Family
£27.05
One adult family
£20.10
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Membership

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.50 / month

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Accreditations and awards

  • Visit Scotland 4 Star Award
  • Green Tourism Silver Award
  • We're good to go
Event

Advance Booking: Culzean Country Park

Friday 7 August 2020 – Monday 10 August 2020

We’re introducing an advance booking system to help manage visitor numbers and maintain safe, social distancing. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. Please note we’ll be turning people away who arrive and haven’t booked.  

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Venue hire

Culzean Castle is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events and private parties.

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School visits

We welcome school visits at Culzean Castle.

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