Culzean Castle and Country Park, Ayr

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With its majestic architecture, antique furnishings, immaculately kept gardens, and seaside location, Culzean Castle and Country Park 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 Ayr attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Culzean Castle and Country Park and other attractions in Ayr.
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  • Parked up in maidens and walked along the beach to the castle. Lovely scenery at the beach and grounds. Had a cuppa at tearoom at visitor centre, but service v slow (hopefully will improve as early in...  more »
  • My wife and I decided to visit Culzean today for a light lunch and walkaround as we have done over a number of years. The Home Farm Restaurant is undergoing renovation, but what was on offer today was...  more »
  • We visited with out dog on a Monday around lunchtime. Beautiful scenic walks, lovely and peaceful, and our dog absolutely loved running around like a crazy thing! The cafĂ© was shut do we went down to ...  more »
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  • Beautiful building and huge country park.
  • Great family fun day out , cannot do in one day
  • Great audio tour, and using the iPod Touch which is the first I've seen in a property. Beautiful grounds for every member of the family.
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