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“Great place to take the family for a walk”

Dean Castle and Country Park
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Kilmarnock
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Dean Castle Country Park is an excellent free day out for all the family. The Country Park boasts a 14th century castle and beautiful woodland walks. The Country Park has almost completed a project to upgrade its rural life centre, play park and visitor centre; these will reopen in autumn 2017. Restoration works to the Castle will begin in January 2018. Please note that at the moment only the castle courtyard and Medieval Kitchen are open to the public. Join us for our spectacular light show, Illuminight, running until 19th November.
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Wildlife, open spaces and trail walks. A great place to take the family for an afternoon walk. A car free zone also makes it great or young bikers or scooters. The little castle is also pretty cool

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

This is a great park to visit. I personally do not use the visitor centre, I usually go just to walk round the grounds and see inside the castle. I have been coming here for years and i hope for many more years to come. Its great to see the donkeys and also Scott the horse.

Its definitely worth a look inside the castle as there is quite a lot to see, there are also tours available.

1  Thank Gillys83
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

Fabulous park that you could spend a whole summers day in without getting bored. Lovely walks by the river, children's play areas, animal corner, the small castle, eating places...

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

A good mornings trip around an interesting Castle especially if you are interested in Scottish History. The guide was superb. The park itself looks as if it would be good for young children and is free. It has a big restraurant and a good gift shop. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Laraine C
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

very good park for kids, has swing park, animal farm, stables where you can do horse riding, nice cafe and also does a few events throughout the year.

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