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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
Country Park

23 Mar–5 Jul, closed 6 Jul–2 Sep, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–17.00 3 Sep–25 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 Current period26 Oct–31 Dec, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00
Home Farm Kitchen

Please note that from Saturday 21 November until Friday 11 December takeaway service only.

20 Mar–5 Jul, closed 6 Jul–25 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.30 Current period26 Oct–31 Dec, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00
Home Farm Shop

20 Mar–5 Jul, closed 6 Jul–20 Nov, Thurs–Mon, 11.00–16.00 Current period21 Nov–11 Dec, closed 12 Dec–31 Dec, Thurs–Mon, 11.00–16.00
Aviary Kiosk

The Aviary will also open during school holidays.

1 Jan–2 Sep, closed 3 Sep–25 Oct, Tues, Wed, Sat & Sun, 11.00–16.00 Current period26 Oct–31 Dec, closed
Adventure Cove

*Play areas will be closed 24–26 Dec and 1 Jan. (Wild Woodland play area remains closed for the time being)

28 Oct–19 Mar 2020, daily*, 10.30–16.00 20 Mar–3 Sep, closed 4 Sep–25 Oct, daily, 10.30 onwards Current period26 Oct–31 Dec, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00

Entry prices

Country Park only
Adult
£5.95
Concession
£4.25
Family
£13.50
One adult family
£10.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.50

Planning your visit

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.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.

Please note that it’s no longer necessary to pre-book your visit – we look forward to welcoming you!


What to expect during your visit

Toilets
The toilets at Home Farm and the Swan Pond are open Thursday–Monday.
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 have closed off some cubicles and urinals to avoid overcrowding.

Catering facilities
Home Farm Kitchen is open for both take-away and sit-in from 10am–4pm (Thursday–Monday).
There will be physically distanced queues with spacing of 2 metres – look out for floor markings and signage.
In line with government guidance, Track and Trace MUST be signed for all those sitting in. Anyone failing to comply with this may be asked to leave the building.
Face masks should be worn at all times (except when eating in the café).
Groups should contain no more than 6 people from 2 households. Please also continue to observe 2m social distancing when moving around the café.
Payments can be made contactlessly or by using machines that are protected with plastic and regularly cleaned.

Home Farm Gift Shop
Home Farm Gift Shop will be open 11am–4pm (Thursday–Monday). Similar to the systems you’ve probably seen at other retail stores, 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.

Second-hand bookshop
Managed and staffed by the volunteer group Friends of Culzean, you’ll find a vast array of pre-loved books for sale here. Open daily, 11am–3pm.

Country Park & Gardens
The wild nature of our countryside properties is something we want to protect and preserve, so you won’t necessarily find any signage beyond the car parks – so please take care and make sure you keep a distance of at least 2 metres from anyone else you happen to meet while enjoying the paths and landscapes we maintain.

If you’re bringing a picnic, please take all your litter home with you.

All other facilities are closed at this time, including the castle and other catering outlets.

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.

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

Home Farm Kitchen is open for both take-away and sit-in from 10am–4pm (Thursday–Monday).

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

In line with government guidance, Track and trace MUST be signed for all those sitting in. Anyone failing to comply with this may be asked to leave the building.

Face masks should be worn at all times (except when eating in the café).

Groups should contain no more than 6 people from 2 households. Please also continue to observe 2m social distancing when moving around the café.

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.

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