Update

We will be opening many of our places over the coming months. Some places will remain closed.

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Ayrshire & Arran

Culzean Castle & Country Park

Getting here

Culzean is off the A719, 12 miles south of Ayr and 4 miles west of Maybole.
Address Culzean Castle Maybole South Ayrshire KA19 8LE OS Ref: NS232103

Contact information

Telephone: 01655 884455

Get directions

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Opening times

Castle

Current period1 Jan–31 Dec 2020, closed
Home Farm, Café & Shop

20 Mar–5 Jul, closed Current period6 Jul–25 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.30 26 Oct–31 Dec, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00
Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland

*Play areas will be closed 24–26 Dec and 1 Jan.

28 Oct–19 Mar 2020, daily*, 10.30–16.00 Current period20 Mar onwards, closed until further notice
Country Park

23 Mar–5 Jul, closed Current period6 Jul–31 Dec, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–17.00

Entry prices

Country Park only
Adult
£11.85
Concession
£8.50
Family
£27.05
One adult family
£20.10

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.50

Planning your visit

Pre-booking

As we move away from lockdown and re-open our country park and gardens on 6 July, we have to limit the numbers of visitors at Culzean at any one time so that we avoid overcrowding and ensure physical distancing. We also want to try and avoid long queues of traffic at the entrance.

We have set up a pre-booking system to make your arrival at Culzean easier and safer.

We strongly advise that you pre-book before travelling to CulzeanIf you do not pre-book, we cannot guarantee entry to the property and you may be turned away. Without booking, you travel to Culzean at your own risk.

Book your time slot to arrive at Culzean Castle

We want you to enjoy your visit to Culzean – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.


Getting around

With over 240 hectares to explore, we want to make sure you get the most from your day at Culzean. Download our map or pick up a copy when you arrive. Our waymarked trail map will lead you on four different journeys around Culzean and you’re bound to discover something new during your visit.

Free transport is available, taking visitors from Home Farm, the Viaduct, Walled Garden and Swan Pond (please check operating times on arrival).

Visitors may take photographs inside the castle, but please note that no flash photography is permitted. Feeding of the animals in the Deer Park is at 11am and 2pm.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

Facilities & access

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

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.

We’ve created a detailed Accessibility Guide for Culzean Castle to assist with your visit.

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

3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking

Accessible toilets are located at Home Farm, Swan Pond and the castle.

App or audio guide
Baby changing
Bike route
Buggy access

Catering facilities from 6 July

We’re delighted to offer you a small selection of takeaway refreshments at Home Farm Kitchen.  

Home Farm Kitchen will be open 10.30am to 4.30pm.

There’ll be physically distanced queues with spacing of 2 metres – look out for floor markings and signage. 

Payments can be made contactlessly or by using machines that are protected with plastic and regularly cleaned. 

Children’s activities
Coach parking

Dogs are very welcome but should be kept under control at all times and must be on a lead in the Walled Garden. Only assistance dogs are permitted inside the buildings and the adventure playgrounds.

Guided tours of the castle take place every day at 11am and 2.30pm from 4 April to 27 October. 

There’s an induction loop in the auditorium.

Highchair

Car parks are situated at Home Farm, the Walled Garden and the Swan Pond. Parking is free for members.

Picnics
Play area
Self-guided trail

Home Farm Gift Shop from 6 July

Home Farm Gift Shop will be open 11am to 4pm.  Similar to the systems you’ve probably seen at supermarkets lately, we’ll have one-way queues in place, and guidance provided through floor markings. 

Please keep handling of products on shelves to a minimum. 

Payment can be made contactlessly or by using machines that are protected with plastic and regularly cleaned. 

You can also shop online for a great collection of gift ideas.

The toilets at Home Farm and the Swan Pond will be open.

Due to restricted space in these facilities, distanced queues will be introduced to ensure physical distancing.

We’ll be providing hand sanitiser at the entrance to toilets and we may close off some cubicles and urinals to avoid overcrowding.

Walks

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

  • Accessible toilet
  • Shop
  • Home Farm restaurant
  • Old Stables coffee house

Manual wheelchairs and motorised scooters are available if booked in advance (01655 884400).