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

Last entry to the castle at 16.00. Please note the castle will be closed for filming from 6–9 Sep.

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.30–16.30 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, closed
Country park

Please note the toilets are open during Country Park opening times.

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.00–17.00 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, daily, 10.00–16.00
Walled garden

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.00–16.30 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, daily, 10.00–16.00
Home Farm Kitchen

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.00–17.00 (last food orders 15.45) 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, daily, 10.00–16.00 (last food orders 15.00)
Home Farm Shop

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.00–17.00 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, daily, 11.00–16.00
Second-hand Bookshop

Current period 2 Jan–31 Dec, daily, 11.00–15.00
Aviary ice cream parlour

Please note Mackie’s ice cream tubs are available to purchase from the Swan Pond Cafe & Home Farm Kitchen when the Aviary is closed.

Current period 29 Jun–1 Sep, daily, 12.00–17.00 2 Sep–19 Sep, closed 20 Sep–23 Sep, daily, 12.00–17.00 24 Sep–28 Feb 2025, closed
Swan Pond Café

Current period 29 Jun–1 Sep, daily, 10.00–16.00 2 Sep–19 Sep, Sat–Sun, 10.00–16.00 20 Sep–23 Sep, daily, 10.00–16.00 24 Sep–13 Oct, Sat–Sun, 10.00–16.00 14 Oct–21 Oct, daily, 10.00–16.00 22 Oct–3 Nov, Sat–Sun, 10.00–16.00 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, closed
Adventure Cove play park

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.00–17.00 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, daily, 10.00–16.00
Wild Woodland play park

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.00–16.30 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, daily, 10.00–16.00
Gas House and Carriage House

Current period 23 Mar–3 Nov, daily, 10.00–16.00 4 Nov–28 Feb 2025, closed

Entry prices

Castle & Country Park
Adult
£20.00
Concession
£15.00
Child
£12.00
Family
£48.50
One adult family
£32.00
Young Scot
£1.00
Country Park
Adult
£14.00
Concession
£10.00
Child
£8.00
Family
£36.00
One adult family
£22.00
Young Scot
£1.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Planning your visit

Please note that pre-booking is not required.

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.

We run a volunteer buggy service from Home Farm to the castle. While we aim to have this operating on a daily basis, the buggy service is solely operated by volunteers, and this may not always be possible. Please check with us prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.


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

Please note that BBQs are not permitted in Culzean Country Park.

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

Facilities & access

We have a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants.

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.

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Accessible parking

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

Baby changing facilities are located at Home Farm, Swan Pond and the castle.

Bike racks are available.

Buggy access

Home Farm Kitchen

In the old cattle byre of the original Home Farm complex at Culzean, café visitors can enjoy delicious home-made food, freshly prepared in the kitchens. Café food can also be eaten outdoors at the tables in the courtyard.

Swan Pond café and Aviary ice cream parlour

If you find yourselves at the Swan Pond at Culzean, exploring Adventure Cove and the Wild Woodland and reluctant to leave, there is more delicious food available at the Swan Pond café including sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Alternatively, dive into the Aviary ice cream parlour and enjoy one of Mackie’s finest ice creams.

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 are two 7kW electric car charging posts at Culzean.

Highchair

There are eight holiday properties at Culzean:

Ardlochan Lodge (sleeps 4)

Brewhouse Flat (sleeps 4)

Garden House (sleeps 5)

Royal Artillery Cottage (sleeps 4)

North Firbank (sleeps 4)

North Segganwell (sleeps 2)

South Segganwell (sleeps 2)

The Clocktower (sleeps 6)

Booking a holiday with the National Trust for Scotland helps us to protect this special place, now and for the future.

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

Please note that BBQs are not permitted in Culzean Country Park.

Our accessible playground, Adventure Cove, is a perfect space to let your little ones’ imaginations go wild.

For older children, Wild Woodland beautifully mirrors many of the estate’s historical stone features and landmarks, such as the Cat Gates, Orangery and Powder House. This exciting adventure play park and treetop attraction sits within an ancient deciduous woodland spread over an acre of the country park.

Self-guided trail

Home Farm Gift Shop has a range of well-loved National Trust for Scotland favourites and classic souvenir items, as well as tempting seasonal and locally sourced products. Even better, all profits go back into the conservation of Culzean.

Whether you’re after some retail therapy, a last-minute gift or to stock up on greetings cards and your favourite jam, you’ll find it in the Culzean shop.

The shop is open every day and every penny you spend goes back into looking after this special place.

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

Second-hand bookshop

Get lost in a world of your own by taking a look inside our second-hand bookshop run by friends of Culzean. It’s open daily 11am–3pm.

With fiction, hobbies, classics and children’s books, we have something for everyone. All money raised from the sale of our books directly supports conservation work here at Culzean.

Please note the toilets are open during Country Park opening times.

Toilets, baby changing facilities and accessible toilets are located throughout the park in the following areas:

Home Farm – toilets, baby changing and accessible facilities

Castle – toilets, baby changing and accessible facilities

Swan Pond – toilets, baby changing and accessible facilities

Walks

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

  • Accessible toilet
  • Shop
  • Home Farm restaurant
  • Castle
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