Culzean Castle, Maybole

With its majestic architecture, antique furnishings, immaculately kept gardens, and seaside location, Culzean Castle serves as a fine example of 18th-century high living. The Marquess of Ailsa used to live here, and today you can freely explore the castle and its surrounding grounds. On your self-guided tour, take in views of the sea from the round drawing room and check out one of the world's largest collections of swords and pistols in the armory. Outside, view the stone grotto and fruit-filled greenhouses of the walled garden and stroll along 4.8 km (3 mi) of beach. The castle is one of Scotland's best places to watch bats, and you can also see a range of other wildlife along Happy Valley woodland trail. For a deeper look at the other historical buildings and sites dotting the grounds, sign up for a ranger-led tour. By using our Maybole attractions planner, you can arrange your visit to Culzean Castle and other attractions in Maybole.
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  • Lovely country walks, fresh air, scenery, an extensive variety of flaura, fauna within a well managed and maintained country park, on the South Ayrshire coast.  more »
  • The National Trust's investment continues to be evident with the extent of the park increasing to offer outdoor beauty for all the family. A 3 mile walk through the Whale coastal path up to the...  more »
  • Beautifully preserved and presented genuine Scottish castle. Guides 👍🏻 displays 👍🏻 paintings 👍🏻 facilities 👍🏻 fascinating for anyone wanting to understand Scottish heritage. The grounds are lovingly looked after, the walks are peaceful and good for your soul. There's a huge playground for kids. There's a beach. There's forest. Amazing day out.
  • What a fantastic day lots to see and do . A beautiful place lovely walks and stunning castle. Kids loved feeding the deer cows and llamas lots of refreshment options .A full day out and we still didn't get to see and everything . Highly recommended for all ages !!

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