Dean Castle Country Park


Dean Road, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 1XB

    Dean Castle Country Park is an excellent free day out for all the family. The Country Park boasts a 14th century castle, beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom and shop.

    Dean Castle

    Steeped in history and housing displays of world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments, Dean Castle is fascinating day out for all ages. Come along and find out what it's like to wear real armour or try playing one of our replica instruments.
    For more information on the castle, its history and exhibits, visit

    Open access and guided tours

    Urban Farm

    Vist the urban farm and meet some of the residents including our charismatic team of llamas and majestic herd of fallow dear.Not forgetting Scott the Clydesdale horse and our donkeys - Timmy and Pip - the noisiest members of the urban farm.

    Visitor Centre

    Our Visitor Centre has a tea room with a full menu throughout the day, an auditorium where you can watch our Dean Castle video, a gift shop which sells a variety of gifts for kids and adults and a discovery room where you can learn more about our beautiful countryside.

    Adventure Playground

    Our modern adventure playground is a fantastic place for the kids to enjoy and have fun!

    Woodland Walks

    The Country Park covers 200acres, providing g a variety of beautiful walks for all ages and abilities.

    Dower House

    This is a prestigious venue for all types of conferences and a popular choice for wedding ceremonies.

    East Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service

    Our Countryside Rangers work all over East Ayrshire with schools, community groups and the general public to foster respect and understanding towards wildlife and the countryside through environmental education and events.

    If you would like to know more about wildlife or the environment in East Ayrshire, you can contact the Ranger Service by e-mailing


    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    April - Sept, 11am - 5pm daily. Oct - Mar, Wed - Sun, 10am - 4pm


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Kiosk/ Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Town Location


    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Children Welcome

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Road Directions

    Kilmarnock sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Glasgow or Ayr.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Kilmarnock sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Glasgow or Ayr.

    Getting there by railway:- Kilmarnock sits on the A77 and can be accessed from Glasgow or Ayr.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- The nearest airports are Glasgow Prestwick International (7miles) and Glasgow Airport (17miles)

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