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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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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Events at this venue


Three Inch Fools gives an outdoor performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet, set to a soundscape of Scandinavian folk. Bring blankets and chairs, as well as raincoats if rain is forecast. Please leave umbrellas at home as this can obscure the view for other people in the audience.

Fri 27 Jul

£15.50 (£10.50; Children £10.50; Family £44.50) / 07714 028770

  • 19:00

Reviews & features

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…

Take Me Out

2 Apr 2009

From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid

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