Garden Visit: Culzean Castle & Country Park

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

We recently spent a week on the lovely Ayrshire Coast and decided to visit Culzean Castle & Country Park, especially as it is both dog and child friendly, a must for us these days. We have been to Culzean before but not for quite some time so we were looking forward to exploring the grounds and gardens. Here’s our review and why you should visit…

The Burts at Culzean Castle and Country Park

The Burts at Culzean Castle and Country Park

Entrance

Family entrance to both the Castle and the country park is £42.25 so we decided to upgrade to annual National Trust for Scotland membership for £108, allowing us access and free parking at their many attractions across Scotland. As 1 adult membership is £60 getting a full family membership for £108 seemed good value to us.

The walled garden at Culzean

The walled garden at Culzean

What to see

Our first stop, being gardeners, was the Walled Garden. Filled with heavenly herbaceous and gorgeous veg it’s a sight for the eyes. From there is was only a short walk to the Adventure Playground, top of the girls’ wish list! The play area is full of dens, climbing frames and zip lines and is great fun for kids of all ages. Dogs aren’t allowed into this area so Jill and Noodle went off for a walk around Swan Pond and the woodlands. Dogs are allowed off lead in the woodland so Noodle had a wonderful time exploring the grounds.

Noodle off exploring Culzean Country Park

Noodle off exploring Culzean Country Park

We then popped into the Robert Adam designed Castle which had a Lego treasure hunt for the kids to do. Luckily we had binoculars to hand so we managed to find all the cheeky wee Lego people, hid in every room!

The Lego hunt was fun

The Lego hunt was fun

We then popped down to the formal gardens which are stunning and feature a beautiful water feature.

The stunning formal gardens at Culzean

The stunning formal gardens at Culzean

We had a fun packed day and we love that we now have membership so can pop back in next time we are in the area. Go visit, we recommend it!

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