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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

Please note the castle will close at 2pm on 26 Sep, and then will be closed on Saturdays 2 and 9 October for weddings.

1 Jan–29 Apr, closed 30 Apr–27 Jun, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.30 (last entry 16.00) 28 Jun–13 Sep, daily, 10.30–16.30 (last entry 16.00) Current period14 Sep–24 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.30 (last entry 16.00) 25 Oct–31 Mar 2022, closed
Country Park

2 Jan–1 Mar, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00 2 Mar–2 Apr, daily, 10.00–16.00 Current period3 Apr–24 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 25 Oct–31 Mar 2022, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00
Home Farm Kitchen

11 Jan–5 Mar, closed 6 Mar–1 Apr, Sat–Sun, 10.00–16.00 (takeaway only) 2 Apr–29 Apr, daily, 10.00–16.00 Current period30 Apr–24 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 25 Oct–31 Mar 2022, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.30
Home Farm Shop

1 Jan–29 Apr, closed 30 Apr–27 Jun, daily, 11.00–16.00 Current period28 Jun–24 Oct, daily, 10.30–16.00 25 Oct–31 Mar 2022, Thurs–Mon, 11.00–16.00
Second-hand Bookshop

1 Jan–25 Apr, closed Current period26 Apr–31 Mar 2022, daily, 11.00–15.00
Aviary Kiosk

The Aviary will also open during school holidays.

1 Jan–1 Apr, closed 2 Apr–18 Apr, daily, 10.30–16.00 19 Apr–27 Jun, Sat & Sun, 10.30–16.00 28 Jun–29 Aug, daily, 10.30–16.00 Current period30 Aug–24 Oct, Sat & Sun, 10.30–16.00 25 Oct–31 Dec, closed
Adventure Cove play park

2 Jan–1 Mar, Thurs–Mon, 10.30–16.00 2 Mar–2 Apr, daily, 10.00–16.00 3 Apr–12 Sep, daily, 10.00–17.00 Current period13 Sep–24 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–17.00 25 Oct–31 Mar 2022, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00
Wild Woodland play park

3 Apr–12 Sep, daily, 10.00–16.30 Current period13 Sep–24 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.30 25 Oct–31 Mar 2022, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–16.00

Entry prices

Castle & Country Park
Adult
£18.50
Concession
£13.50
Child
£10.50
Family
£46.00
One adult family
£36.00
Country Park only
Adult
£13.00
Concession
£9.50
Child
£7.50
Family
£30.00
One adult family
£22.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £4.65

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 be aware that for the health and safety of visitors, volunteers and employees in our hospitality venues, we will record the name and contact details of everyone who enters in order to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. This information will be used to enable NHS Scotland to contact you should you have been in the venue around the same time as someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. We are obliged to process this data to comply with The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Amendment (No. 11) Regulations 2020. Please see our Data Protection page for further information.

Further to this, in National Trust for Scotland non-hospitality settings, where there is either a pre-booking system in place or there is the potential for close contact (eg in some of our smaller properties), we will ask visitors to provide limited contact information. This is for the purposes of managing the number of visitors and also to support NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect. For further information, please see our Data Protection page.


What to expect during your visit

Please note that pre-booking is not required.

Toilets
The toilets at Home Farm and Swan Pond are open daily.
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.

Castle
For everyone’s safety, we’ve made some changes, so your visit will be a bit different to what you’re used to. Please help us by looking out for signage and following any directions given by staff.
There is no advance booking required but entry will be staggered and groups limited in line with indoor socialising rules.
There will be no guided tours or multimedia guides available. You can still complete our Lego trail but you’ll need to bring your own pen/pencil.
In line with government guidelines, you’re required to wear a face covering in indoor places, unless you’re exempt, so please bring one with you and keep a 2m distance from others.
Please use hand sanitiser where provided.
Enhanced cleaning regimes are in place, but we ask visitors to refrain from touching surfaces where possible.

Home Farm Gift Shop & Bookshop
In line with government guidelines, you’re required to wear a face covering in indoor places, unless you’re exempt, so please bring one with you and keep a 2m distance from others.
We’ll have one-way queues in place, and guidance provided through floor markings.
Please keep handling of products on shelves to a minimum.

Catering facilities
Home Farm Kitchen is open for takeaway and limited sit-in.
In line with government guidelines, you’re required to wear a face covering in indoor places, unless you’re exempt, so please bring one with you and keep a 2m distance from others – look out for floor markings and signage.
Track and Trace procedures remain in place for those sitting in.

Adventure Cove & Wild Woodland
Numbers in our play area will be monitored, and only one adult may be allowed to accompany children during peak times.

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.

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.

Culzean by the Sea

Saturday 1 May–Sunday 24 October

To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters 2020/21 we have created a fantastical trail of willow sculptures depicting creatures, real and mythical, of the sea and water.

From a magical mermaid, a seahorse and a terrifying kraken, there are 15 creatures to find located throughout the country park.

Pick up a trail map (suggested donation £2) on your visit and find out a fun fact about these creatures.

Everyone who completes the trail will receive a sea creature sticker and will be entered into a prize draw to be in with the chance of winning the following exciting prizes:

1st prize: £500 wicker sculpture and a National Trust for Scotland Annual Membership
2nd prize: Weekend at Culzean’s Ardlochan Lodge, only a short walk to the beach!
3rd prize: Gift Shop hamper

The sculptures are made by David Powell. David is based in Girvan, South Ayrshire and specializes in steel and willow.

Find out more


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.

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.

Baby changing
Bike route
Buggy access

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 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.

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
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