Things to do at Culzean Castle and Country Park review
Culzean Castle and country park are located close to the sea in South Ayrshire, Scotland. There are 40 buildings and secret follies to discover in the country park plus an excellent adventure playground. Not to forget the magnificent cliff-top castle.
The fantastic 260-hectare estate was once home to David Kennedy, the 10th Earl of Cassillis who was keen to show off his wealth and status. The park is planted with conifers and beech and is sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves. There is a swan pond, an ice house, formal gardens, glasshouses and more.
The castle is perched on Ayrshire cliffs and is filled with treasures that tell the stories of the people that once lived there. There is an impressive entrance hall, kitchen and elegant rooms to explore. The masterpiece is the sweeping oval staircase with grand oil paintings and colonnades.
Kids will love the castle themed Adventure cove adventure playground and the wild woodland play parks. Adventure cove has towers, treehouses, slides, climbing walls, zip slides and a maze house. The exciting wild woodland adventure play park sits within an ancient deciduous woodland.
The country park features around 17 miles of pathways that take you through a rich diversity of habitats. There is also a deer park home to a small herd of deer and llamas. The walled garden is once of the largest in Scotland.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information Culzean Castle and Country Park
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks plus a seasonal kiosk.
What are the main things to do?
Large country park with follies and buildings, a castle perched on a cliff, beach and excellent play areas. There are toilets and places to purchase food and drinks.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. An adult ticket costs £18.50, children £10.50, other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is parking.
When are they open?
They are open for most of the year, although not all facilities are open all year round. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted everywhere, pet dogs are permitted in most outside areas, but not all.
Are they accessible?