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Dean Castle and Country Park

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Address: Dean Road, off Beansburn Road B7038, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1563 554734
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Most recent review
Love this park

I love visiting this park. Lovely walks, good that there are animals there and to top it off I love the cafe. I do visit often and is suitable for all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Karen F
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Bellshill, United Kingdom
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bellshill, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

I love visiting this park. Lovely walks, good that there are animals there and to top it off I love the cafe. I do visit often and is suitable for all.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a fantastic park, some lovely walks, a good play area for children, and lots of animals to see.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not sure if it's quite a tourist attraction but it's a lovely park with a great castle to visit. The cafe could do with being made a bit more cosy but it's council run so what do you expect. The space is wonderful and I am grateful to the council for it's upkeep.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was recommended this Park to visit with my kids by a friend. We visited during a school holiday in February. Overall we all enjoyed our visit with lots to see and things to do. I was surprised that the park seemed fully open since it was mid winter with lots of animals out and about. Kids enjoyed the play... More 

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went for a walk on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Lots of parking. Free to walk around lots of diffrent routers. Great wee animal section and plat park for small and bigger kids! Will def be back to pass a few hours!

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Porlock, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

There is nothing not to like, lovely walks great piece of history.Helpful staff.Often have themed events.Large car park, dog friendly

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Some beautiful scenery here. The castle is under maintenance right now but when the scaffolding is down it looks great. Good for a family day at the park. We had our wedding pictures taken here in December.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

some lovely walks through the park with the animals at Pets Corner always worth a look. Visitor centre is very good with a good cafe.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I grow up playing In this park in the 70s.Took my kids there, now returned with my dog. Lots of changes animals walks, river so much to do and see. A lovely day out. With a nice we tea room as well. And its all for free amazing.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Dean Park is a great place to walk around when it's cold and frosty. The park is very well kept and the design of the paths give you the choice of a long hike, medium walk or a short stroll. Put on your wellies and wrap up for the big walk around the castle and treat yourself to a nice... More 

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