The Culzean Camp Site is located 12 miles south west of Ayr. It is situated within the Culzean Castle & Country Park, which is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
The site can be located at grid reference NS 244 100.
The site is open from May to September, has a woodland setting with three camping areas of varying size and ample facilities.
On Site Facilities
- The site is connected to the mains water supply. It has modern toilet facilities and includes ladies and gents showers.
- There is a separate disabled toilet.
- A utilities hut provides dish washing facilities and a fridge / freezer.
- All hot water is controlled by the use of coin operated slot meters.
- There is a pay phone on site and a small shop selling a small range of badges and souvenirs which will open at agreed times.
Cooking by open fire is permitted, but only in the designated areas using altar fires; these are available on request. Firewood is normally available (there may be a charge for fire wood).
There is a campfire circle.
Plan Of Site
How to reach Culzean
- From the North on the A77, in Maybole turn right onto the B7023 (signposted Culzean, Maidens), in 100 m turn left (still on the B7023). At a sign for Culzean Country Park turn right into the Park. The campsite is 100 m on the left (before the Paybox).
- From the South on the A77 – At Turnberry, turn left onto the A719 (signposted Maidens and Culzean). Pass through Maidens and at sign for Culzean Country Park, turn left into the Park. The campsite is 100 m on the left (before the Paybox).
- The nearest station is at Maybole which is 3 miles from the site. Maybole is on the Glasgow-Ayr-Stranraer Line.
- There is a regular bus service between Ayr and Girvan (via Maidens – Stagecoach Service 60) which passes the entrance to Culzean Country Park on the A719.
- There is a Co-op Supermarket in Maybole, also butchers, bakers and takeaways.
- There is a choice of larger supermarkets in Ayr & Girvan as well as a full range of shops typical of county and holiday towns.
Out and About
Culzean Country Park:
- The Park offers numerous walks of varying length via woodland, cliff and shore line. Guided walks can be arranged with the Park’s Ranger Service. The facilities of Culzean Country Park are freely available to Groups using the camp site, tours of the castle need to be arranged beforehand.
- There is good hillwalking to be found in the Galloway Hills, which are within an hour’s drive. Nearer at hand, just north of the site are the Carrick Hills (maximum height under 300m).
- Sea angling can be booked in Ayr or Girvan and trout fishing as a man-made lochan (sure to land a catch) can be booked at Springwater Fisheries, Dalrymple (Telephone 01292 560343).
Public Swimming Pools:
- Public pools can be found at Maybole, Girvan and Ayr.
Heads of Ayr Open Farm Park:
- This is located on the A719, just south of Ayr, at the Heads of Ayr.
- This world famous site is located on the A719 between Culzean and Ayr. Have you ever experienced a car rolling up hill? This is within walking distance of the campsite via Croy Bay Beach.
- The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is located at Alloway; this includes Burns Cottage, The Auld Kirk, Burns Monument and the famous Brig O’Doon.
- Souter Johnnie’s Cottage can be found at Kirkoswald.
Ayrshire Coastal Path:
- The Ayrshire Coastal Path runs for 100 miles from Glenapp to Skelmorlie along one of the finest coastlines in the British Isles.
General Tourist Information:
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The Campsite Development Project is being part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Ayrshire LEADER 2007 – 2013 Programme.