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Culzean Castle and Country Park

Maybole, Ayr KA19 8LE, Scotland
+44 1655 884455
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Beautiful 18th-century castle built by Robert Adam, the renowned Scottish architect, set in a beautiful country park.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“swan pond” (218 reviews)
“walled garden” (133 reviews)
“national trust” (158 reviews)
Maybole, Ayr KA19 8LE, Scotland
+44 1655 884455
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Reviewed yesterday

You could visit this attraction several times and still find something new. The castle is set in well cared for parkland, with beautiful gardens also. We spent a day and a half there, only to realise how much more there was to see. I wish...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plenty to do in this large castle and grounds . A good Lego hunt inside for the children , and quiz with stickers as a prize on completion. Fully furnished castle with interesting information in each room or alternatively an audio guide Lovely walled garden....More

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 3 days ago

An Adam masterpiece saved for posterity. Although a longish drive from the big cities, it is well worth the effort. Whether your interests are architecture, history, gardens, nature, whatever, there is something for most people, even a very attractive looking playing area for children. The...More

Thank 3xGrandit
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hi my name is Sam and I'm a 4yr old Sproodle. My mummy and daddy and me used to have a caravan here and we came back for a visit last weekend..there was a farmers market on in the courtyard. We had tea and cake...More

Thank SproodleSAM
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have visited Culzean a number of times in the last few years with grandchildren, and watched the improvements being made to the attraction. In winter, don't expect cafes and shops to be open, but in winter or summer plenty to see and do. Beach,...More

Thank Brinylobster
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went down one sunny, holiday Monday, which is a bad day to go as most of the shops are closed on Mondays. Being NTS members, it didn't cost us any more to get in but I'd have been unhappy at shelling out about £30...More

Thank macindog
Reviewed 5 days ago

The drive to Culzean Castle is beautiful and the castle can be seen in the distance. Friends were staying in one of the cottages on the estate down on the beach, which can be highly recommended and the grounds were spectacular for walks as can...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Called in late afternoon on a wonderfully sunny day, intending to look at the courtyard shops and have tea, only to discover the shops closing! At 4pm? We are members and consider this poor use of our membership contributions. Trust properties should make efforts to...More

Thank zilsniggy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped into the park in later afternoon as it was sunny and a walk around the swan pond was our intention. First thing, we are members and had our cards/permit, no one collecting entrance fee. We arrived and encountered the Pirates event, which looked great...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with my family. The castle is modern by most castle standards and was the grace and favour home of President Eisenhower, well a suite of rooms there was and we were shown around by extremely knowledgable guides. The castle itself is huge and...More

Thank JoyceMaria73
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Barrie G
23 June 2017|
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Response from Tracey A | Reviewed this property |
I think a BBQ would be a no, but i think a picnic would be fine. Hope this helps you.
Pearl M
10 April 2017|
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Response from juwTip | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not sure on the cost for that we didn't visit that sorry
Debra W
29 March 2017|
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Response from LadyGadabout | Reviewed this property |
The Castle is open from Easter until the end of October unless there is a special event. As it is owned by the National Trust it is worth checking their website.