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. And for our younger visitors, run wild in the new Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland play areas.
Standing on a dramatic cliff top overlooking the Firth of Clyde, the castle has been associated with the Kennedy family since the 14th 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.
All year, limited facilities between Nov and Mar.
1 April - 31 Oct, 10.30 – 17.00 (last admission 4pm)
Visitor Centre, Shop and Restaurant
2 Jan - 6 Jan, daily 11.00 - 16.00
7 Jan - 13 Dec, daily 10.30 – 17.00
Guided Tours of Castle
11.00 and 14.30 daily, Apr - Oct
Family Tours of the Castle
11.30 Sat & Sun, Apr - Oct