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“Culzean Castle” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Culzean Castle and Country Park

Culzean Castle and Country Park
Maybole, Ayr KA19 8LE, Scotland
44-1655-884455
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$54*
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Ayrshire Coast Day Trip from Glasgow: Robert...
Ranked #1 of 41 things to do in Ayr
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Beautiful 18th-century castle built by Robert Adams, the renowned Scottish architect.
Homosassa, Florida
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“Culzean Castle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I stayed here 7 days and nights as quests of the National Trust. I won a drawing in the USA and selected my stay at Culzean Castle. One of the most beautiful parks I have ever seen! It is near many other attractions. The area is near Robert Burns whole life's events. I really want to return, soon. Roger Adams, Florida, USA

Visited March 2013
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“Stunning Country Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have been visiting Cluzean Country Park for years and love it. If you are a member of National trust then entry to the park and Castle comes with your membership along with parking otherwise I do think it is expenseive for a day trip even if you are only going to the park (£10 for the park/ £15 for park & castle). You can however drive to Maidens beach - pass the entry to the park and take the next exit to the small town of maidens drive down and park at the beach you can't miss it. Walk to the left along the beach and you get a beautiful varied walk starting on the beach then follow the path up the hill through the forrest and you come out near the duck pond and you can wander around the grounds and gardens - this route is not for the elderly or anyone with disability though - I have done this route even with National trust membership as it is a lovely walk. You can leave a donation to National Trust in the shop if it is open and you want to contribute. The Castle is stunningly placed on the cliff edge and worth popping into if you have National trust membership - I love the traditional kitchens. There is a play area for kids near the duck pond and benches for a picnic and in summer you can grab an ice cream from the wee shop here and the walled gardens are beautifully maintained. The park is open all year but I think the castle/visitor centre and Kiosks only open in summer months - check National Trust for Scotland (NTS) site to confirm times and prices. Best way to get here is by car but you can get a bus the Ayr-Girvan stagecoach bus will drop you at the main road entrance about 1 mile from the entrance to the castle. There are events - concerts outdoor shows etc and educational tours on during the summer as well which are worth looking out for,

Visited September 2013
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“Winter Walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Took the dogs for a long walk round the country park - felt we had whole place to ourselves! Great time had by all

Visited December 2013
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We went for a craft fair but was disappointed as the craft fair was only 6 stalls!! The castle was shut but we could walk around the grounds which were nice but not enough signs and easily got lost. Also we were charges quite a bit just to get into the craft fair. Would have been better if castle was open.

Visited December 2013
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“beautiful place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

im in agreement that this place is expensive,but you can visit these grounds for free after a certain time,depending on what time of year it is.we found culzean on our first trip to ayr.its normal for me to just follow a road with no sat nav and see where we end up.this is how the best days can come about.to just park in the grounds was £10 pp.im not paying that when there is 8 of us! after 5pm or 6pm high season it is free entry.popular with dog walkers.culzean has beautiful grounds, a swan pond,lovely walks,adventure playground and private beach.when you drive in(1 mile) you find good sized car park and you can access gardens and view the resident deer.venture further (0.8 mile) and you find other attractions i mentioned.it is peaceful here .car park can be very windy but head to the beach and its sheltered.we have been returning for 5 years and have never paid the expensive prices here.just as well we're not bothered about a tour of the castle!

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