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Ayrshire & Arran

Culzean Castle & Country Park

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

Planning your visit

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.

Car parks are situated at Home Farm, the Walled Garden and the Swan Pond.

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

Dogs

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.

Toilets

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

Daily activities

Guided tours of the castle take place every day at 11am and 2.30pm from 30 March to 27 October. 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.

Food and drink

Recharge your batteries with a delicious meal, snack or drink at one of our cafés situated throughout the country park: the Home Farm Kitchen, the Old Stables Coffee House, the Aviary or the Swan Pond Ice Cream Parlour.

Shops

Visit the Home Farm Gift Shop to find that special gift – there’s something to please everyone. Or grab a bargain in our second-hand book shop.

The castle shop sells high-quality Scottish-themed gifts and souvenirs. The Coach House Gallery, located in the Clock Tower Courtyard, is run by our resident artists and offers visitors the opportunity to purchase original artworks and affordable prints. The Bookshop, situated a short walk from Home Farm in the new stables block, is run by volunteer group Friends of Culzean and offers good-quality second-hand books.

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

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: culzean@nts.org.uk or telephone 01655 884455.

Facilities

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3G/4G coverage
Accessible parking
Accessible toilet
App or audio guide
Baby changing
Bike route
Buggy access
Café
Children’s activities
Coach parking
Dogs welcome
Free member parking
Guided tour
Hearing loop
Highchair
Parking
Picnics
Play area
Self-guided trail
Shop
Toilet
Walks
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Castle
29 Oct–29 Mar 2019, closed Current period30 Mar–27 Oct, daily, 10.30–16.30 (last entry 16.00) 28 Oct–27 Mar 2020, closed
Home Farm, Shop & Restaurant
1 Nov–29 Mar 2019, Wed–Sun, 10.30–16.00 Current period30 Mar–27 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 28 Oct–27 Mar 2020, wed–Sun, 10.30–16.00
Adventure Cove
1 Feb–31 Mar, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Apr–28 Apr, daily, 10.00 onwards 29 Apr–3 May, closed Current period4 May–27 Oct, daily, 10.00 onwards 28 Oct–27 Mar 2020, daily*, 10.00–16.00 *Play areas will be closed on 25 & 26 Dec and 1 Jan.
Wild Woodland
1 Feb–31 Mar, daily, 10.00–17.00 1 Apr–28 Apr, daily, 10.00–17.00 29 Apr–3 May, closed Current period4 May–27 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 28 Oct–27 Mar 2020, daily*, 10.00–16.00 *Play areas will be closed on 25 & 26 Dec and 1 Jan.

Entry prices

Castle & Country Park
Adult
£17.00
Family
£42.25
One adult family
£33.25
Concession
£12.65
Country Park only
Adult
£11.85
Family
£27.05
One adult family
£20.10
Concession
£8.50

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50

Accessibility

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

At a glance 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).

Hearing There’s 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.

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.