Culzean Castle & Country Park



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This 18th-century castle stands on a cliff in spacious grounds and was designed by Robert Adam for the Earl of Cassillis. It is noted for its oval staircase, circular drawing room and plasterwork. Sadly neither the owner nor the architect lived to see the project completed. The Eisenhower Room explores the American General's links with Culzean. The 242-hectare country park has a wide range of attractions - shoreline, woodland walks, parkland, an adventure playground and gardens. Dogs are allowed but not in any buildings or the Walled Garden

Culzean Castle & Country Park


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Facilities: Wheelchairs & scooters (must be pre-booked), lift in castle, Braille/large print guides, information sheets in each room, induction loop. disabled parking and drop off area
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Country Park & Walled Garden open all year. Castle open daily 1 Apr-29 Oct 10.30-5 (last admission 4, guided tours 11 & 2.30). Visitor centre, shop & restaurant open daily 2-6 Jan, 11-4; 7 Jan-13 Dec, 10.30-5

About the area

Discover South Ayrshire

With a mixture of wide sandy beaches, cliffs and rocky coves, the Ayrshire coastline looks out towards the Isles of Arran and Bute and enjoys a fine, mild climate fanned by the warm currents of the Gulf stream. Like so many parts of Scotland, Ayrshire is excellent for walking and the area is renowned for its superb championship golf courses, as well as boasting a wealth of historic landmarks to seek out, including lots of castles and ancient strongholds.

A favoured holiday resort on the Clyde coast, with its 2.5 miles (4km) of seafront esplanade, spacious gardens and parks, Ayr itself is a Royal Burgh dating back to 1202. It is also home to Scotland’s premier race course, where the Scottish Grand National is run, and, more importantly to fans of Robert Burns, the literary heart of the Burns Heritage Trail. With its modern facilities, good shopping and wealth of family outdoor recreation, it makes an excellent centre for exploring Burns country.

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