Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park
Culzean Castle and Country Park, Maybole, Ayrshire, KA19 8LE
  • Telephone 0844 493 2149
  • Opening times Country Park daily 10am–5pm; Walled Garden daily 9.30am–5.30pm.
  • Seasonal times Castle Mar 28–Oct 31 10am–5pm; last admission 4.30pm.
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  • Website www.nts.org.uk/visit/…
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Visit the Castle to admire the period objects, take in the panoramic view of the Clyde from the Round Drawing Room and check out one of the world’s largest collections of swords and pistols in the Armoury. Outdoors there are around 40 other quirky historical buildings and follies hidden throughout the estate as well as three miles of shoreline to explore, formal gardens and a woodland trail to the Swan Pond.

Culzean is the perfect place for a day out for all the family – whether you're a keen walker, a gardener, interested in architecture or happy just to soak up some history.

Robert Adam's 18th-century masterpiece – a real 'castle in the air' – is perched on a cliff high above the crashing waves of the Firth of Clyde. The Castle itself boasts a spectacular Oval Staircase, the impressive Armoury and the Circular Saloon, with its panoramic views over the Clyde. The extensive grounds encompass Scotland's first country park where you can explore the deer park, swan pond, miles of woodland walks and adventure playground.

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Capture Culzean Art Competition & Exhibition

Capture Culzean’ s Country Park’s beauty in a painting. Paint “en plein air” and create a piece of art work in a day. On Saturday 6th June choose any location within the stunning grounds of Culzean Country Park and “Capture Culzean” with your paint brush. As part of this year’s Year of Coasts and Waters, participants…

Sat 6 Jun

Cancelled / 01655884455

Sun 7 Jun

Cancelled / 01655884455

Culzean Adventure Cove Pirate Party

Pirate-themed beach activities for the whole family with a treasure hunt and party games.

Sun 13 Sep

£6 (Children £10; Members & under 3s free) / 0844 493 2149

Culzean by the Sea

A sea creature trail for the entire family to explore the stunning scenery around Culzean Castle.

Sun 28 Jun

0844 493 2149

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Mon 29 Jun

0844 493 2149

  • 10:30 – 16:00

Tue 30 Jun

0844 493 2149

  • 10:30 – 16:00
…and 75 more dates until 13 Sep

Culzean Nature Activity Day: Be a Ranger for the Day

Join the rangers in some of their daily tasks: patrol the park, learn about wildlife and have fun around the campfire. Ages 7–12. Children should dress appropriately and take a backpack with packed lunch.

Fri 24 Jul

£10.50 / 01655884455

Booking is essential.

Culzean Nature Activity Day - Rock 'n' Roll

Explore the rocks of Culzean's coastline, venture into the caves and make your own volcano. Meet at the ranger station, opposite the ruined arch. Ages 7–12. Children should dress appropriately and take a backpack with packed lunch.

Mon 13 Jul

£10.50 / 01655884455

Culzean Nature Activity Day: Track the Treasure

Explore Culzean Country Park as you play team games, learn about natural navigation and go on a treasure hunt. Meet at the ranger station, opposite the ruined arch. Ages 7–12. Children should dress appropriately and take a backpack with packed lunch.

Mon 3 Aug

£10.50 / 01655884455

Culzean Nature Activity Day: Water World

Explore the world of water, learn about life in the ponds and make your own leaf boat. Meet at the ranger station, opposite the ruined arch. Ages 7–12. Children should dress appropriately and take a backpack with packed lunch.

Thu 6 Aug

£10.50 / 01655884455

Reviews & features

Ayrshire food trail: where to go for a picnic in Ayrshire

20 Jul 2018

A selection of the places where you can buy food for a memorable local picnic along with locations to enjoy

There are always a few elements required to put together a memorable picnic, but some good food and the right location are the essentials. Ayrshire and Arran offers plenty to help out on both scores.

Culzean Castle: backdrop to Britain's greatest cult film

18 Aug 2015

Come, it is time to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man

Turrets, battlements and lashing waves: the Robert Adam-designed Culzean Castle offers the perfect setting for adventure, romance and intrigue. So it’s no wonder that it’s inspired film crews for decades. Fans of 1973 cult classic The Wicker Man in…

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