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Ideal for an intimate celebration with family and friends, Culzean Castle is delighted to offer this exclusive overnight experience once enjoyed by former resident, President Dwight D Eisenhower. You’ll be looked after by our castle team in the six bedrooms on the top floor of the castle, including use of the private dining room and the spectacular round drawing room, which has superb views of the Firth of Clyde, Arran and the Mull of Kintyre.

Our highly skilled team will cater for all your needs, including a private dinner and full Scottish breakfast.

The Culzean Castle experience

In 1945 the Marquess of Ailsa gave Culzean Castle and its surrounding gardens and woodland to the National Trust for Scotland. He asked that part of the castle be offered to General Eisenhower, as a thank you from the Scottish people for commanding the allied forces in the battle for Europe during World War 2.

President Eisenhower is quoted as saying of Culzean ‘This is a place I can relax’.

In honour of the great general’s four visits to his famous holiday home, we have put together an adaptable package providing you and your family an exclusive overnight experience at Culzean Castle.

Comprising six bedrooms, the round drawing room, dining room and Eisenhower’s study, the Culzean experience is defined by its variety. The rooms are individually decorated using our collection of antique and period-style furniture, with each room boasting its own name, arrangement and views. As you’ll have exclusive access to the whole suite, your party is free to pick the room that best matches their personality.

All rooms have wi-fi, luxury bath robes and toiletries. Drinks and snacks can be requested 24hrs from our resident team.

The top floor at Culzean Castle provides an elegant and exclusive setting for any kind of celebration – intimate, casual, or grand. Included in your package is the following:

  • Cream tea in the drawing room
  • Pre-dinner drinks
  • Three course dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Full Scottish breakfast

In addition, we can offer the following upgrades to your package:

  • Use of the State Dining Room for dinner (£250)
  • Champagne afternoon tea on arrival (£25 pp)
  • Private gin or whisky tasting in the armoury (POA)

We want you to feel special, and can offer anything from a traditional roast dinner to a family barbecue. Just let us know what you’d like!

Your core package includes a full guided tour of the castle. But we can adapt or upgrade this experience to suit you. We like to think the Trust’s expertise is unrivalled, and we can focus your tour on our collections, boats, coasts, diasporas, Eisenhower, flowers, ghosts ... and almost any other topic you can think of! Let us know what you are passionate about, and we’ll tailor our talk to the parts of Culzean’s story that most interests you.

To book or for more information contact or telephone 01655 884455. We’ll check availability and home in on your perfect experience.

One-night stay from £2,500

Two-night stay from £4,750

President Eisenhower is part of the story of Culzean Castle, but so are you. By embarking upon the Culzean Castle experience you’re not only giving yourself a luxury holiday, you’re supporting the work of the Trust as well. Our conservation charity manages over 90 of Scotland’s top heritage attractions, including grand Scottish castles and palaces, magnificent gardens, the UK’s most famous battle sites and its most resonant sites of natural beauty. We do what we do for the love of Scotland.


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