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Culzean Castle and Country Park
Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park

Maybole KA19 8LE, Glasgow, Glasgow

The Basics

Now run by the National Trust for Scotland, Culzean Castle and Country Park was the former seat of Clan Kennedy. Book a ticket to access the castle and the park in advance or pay for admission to the park only. Guided tours along the Ayrshire Coast from Glasgow also include the castle and surrounding park. Once inside, explore independently or take part in one of the twice-daily guided tours (April–October only). Visitors with a keen interest in Scottish history and heritage may opt for a National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket, which grants access to 90 National Trust for Scotland attractions, including Culzean Castle, Culloden Battlefield, and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

It’s also possible for visitors to stay overnight in holiday cottages in the park, at the camping and caravan site, or in the top floor of the castle.

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Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow
Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow
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Brilliant trip. Well organised and stunning scenery! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the trip!
Emma_C, Jul 2021

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Our tour to Culzean
Jacek_B, Apr 2019
Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow
Peter was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour immensely. He gave us a lot of guidance as to how to spend our time.
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Rabbie Burns
Garald_S, Nov 2018
Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow
Ended up being the only one of this tour due to cancellations. Got a one on one with the driver - Fraser, and he was great. We kind of did the normal tour in reverse, to take advantage of timing at the Robert Burns Museum - - - a very informative tour from start to finish.
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Amazing tour! Even with only two...
Rlb, Apr 2016
Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast Small-Group Tour from Glasgow
Amazing tour! Even with only two travellers, the tour went ahead. Our guide, Juliette, was professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, friendly and funny. She conducted her tour and conveyed her information conversationally. It was a glorious day! Culzean is a beautiful castle, the Ayreshire coast glorious and all the information about Robbie Burns fascinating. Couldn't have enjoyed it more.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Culzean Castle is a must-see for architecture fans, history buffs, and walking enthusiasts.

  • Restaurants and cafés are located on-site.

  • The castle is wheelchair accessible as are some parts of Culzean Country Park.

  • Wear comfortable shoes and bring rainproof gear so you can explore the park no matter what the weather.

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How to Get There

Culzean Castle and Country Park is 12 miles (19 kilometers) south of Ayr. Girvan-bound Stagecoach buses (line 60) departs from Ayr and stops at the castle gates, with the journey taking just more than 30 minutes.

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When to Get There

The castle opens from April through October, with guided tours taking place twice daily. Arrive early in the day to ensure your spot on a tour. The park is open year-round, but facilities are limited between November and March.

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Highlights of the Castle

Among the highlights of the castle’s interior is the grand oval staircase and the opulent round drawing room. The 642-acre (260-hectare) estate also encompasses many delights, including several miles of coastline dotted with beaches, dunes, and caves, as well as walled gardens, an ice house, fruit-planted glasshouses, and a deer park.

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