5 reasons to visit Culzean Castle this summer
20 July 2018
The Culzean Castle and Country Park is less than 30 minutes from Brunston and is one of Ayrshire’s best-loved visitor attractions. From its amazing location to the vast number of things to see and do, this historic estate has something for everyone.
Here’s 5 reasons why Culzean Castle and Country Park should be on your list of places to visit this summer.
You can soak up some history
The estate is home to 40 buildings, each of which features stunning interiors and is laden with historic artefacts. There are self-guided tours around the castle and plenty of staff on hand to answer any questions you may have. So whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a history buff or simply want to step back in time and discover what life was like for the castle’s former residents, Culzean Castle’s ornate architecture and fine collections of paintings and furniture will not disappoint.
It’s perfect for little ones
Culzean Castle is perfect for young adventurers. In each room of the castle, there are hidden Lego figurines for little ones to find as they journey around the estate. There’s also two outdoor adventure play areas, Adventure Cove and Wild Woodland, that have soaring towers, treehouses, climbing walls, a maze house, and zip slides.
It’s surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside
The estate offers amazing views over the Firth of Clyde and is surrounded by several acres of gardens, woodland, and sandy coastline. If you’re a keen walker, there are a number of waymarked trails which lead you around the grounds and through a picturesque deer park filled with deer, llamas, and Highland cows. Or, if you’d prefer to stay closer to home, you can enjoy a stroll around the castle’s beautifully landscaped gardens.
There are plenty of places to enjoy a bite to eat
The castle is home to four fabulous restaurants and cafés, providing plenty of opportunities for you to recharge your batteries. Serving everything from coffees and cakes to hearty, home-cooked meals, you can enjoy lunch overlooking the sea or stop for a quick ice cream while exploring the grounds. There are also plenty of picnic spots so, if the weather is kind, you can always bring your own and dine al fresco!
There’s a jam-packed events schedule
In addition to all the wonderful things to see and do on the estate, there are a huge variety of events taking place this summer. From nature-based games and arts and crafts to outdoor theatre performances, there’s plenty to get stuck into throughout July and August. What’s more, on 28th and 29th July, the estate is hosting a Big Adventure Weekend which will feature mountain bike stunt teams, birds of prey, laser tag, climbing walls, a treasure hunt, and much more!
With 15% off breaks at Brunston this summer, there’s no better time to escape to Scotland. Take a look at our last minute availability and start planning your perfect break.