Culzean Castle And Country Park

Castles

Maybole, South Ayrshire, Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

    A remarkable vision of turrets and battlements, Culzean Castle is surrounded by surging seas, lush forests and secret gardens.

    Culzean Castle is the perfect place for a day out whether you're a keen walker, enjoy admiring gardens, have an interest in architecture or just enjoy soaking up some history.

    Standing on a dramatic cliff top overlooking the Firth of Clyde, the castle has been associated with the Kennedy family since the 14-th century and was converted by Robert Adam between 1777 and 1792.

    Take a guided tour and learn about the best features of the castle, including Adam's masterpiece, the oval staircase, as well as the fine collection of paintings and furniture.

    Culzean also has a strong link with President Eisenhower, as the top-floor apartment was presented to him for his lifetime in recognition of his role during World War II. Now, you can stay in the impressive Eisenhower Apartment as a paying guest.

    The property is set in nearly 600 acres of stunning countryside and miles of waymarked paths lead visitors through majestic woodland and past secluded ponds. Head for the Deer Park, the cliff top walk or explore the beaches. And seek out the park's hidden treasures such as the ice houses, the Camellia House, the pagoda or the caves.

    Culzean Castle and Country Park are owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland and admission is free for members.

    Gradings
    4 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Unassisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Country Park: all year, daily 9.30-sunset.

    Walled Garden: all year, daily 9.30-5 or sunset if earlier.

    Castle: 28 Mar to 27 Oct, daily 10.30-5 (last entry 4).

    Visitor Centre and Other Facilities: 7 Jan to 27 Mar, Sat/Sun only 11.00-16.00; 28 Mar to 27 Oct, daily 10.00- 17.00 (times for some facilities may vary); 28 Oct to 19 Dec, Sat/Sun only 11.00-16.00.

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Children Welcome

    Special Requirements

    • Pets Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Reception Facilities
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Accommodation Available

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Transport

    • Disabled Parking

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Ayr or Maybole railway stations, you need to either take a taxi or a bus (infrequent).

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Prestwick airport, take the A77 for Stranraer to Maybole, then follow signs to Culzean on A719 to Maidens.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Cairnryan ferry terminal, take the A77 Glasgow road to Maybole then follow signs for Culzean on the A719 road to Maidens.

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