Dean Castle & Country Park
Please click here to read the latest news about restrictions within the country park while redevelopment takes place.
*Due to unforeseen survey work required at Dean Castle, the building will be closed to the public for the forseeable future. The visitor centre, café and playpark remain closed for upgrades, however, public toilets are available to the rear of the castle. Find out more about this exciting development project at the Development Plans link on the left.
Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres, is nestled in the heart of Kilmarnock and offers something for kids and adults alike to enjoy.
The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, (an adventure playground, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom, shop - CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO REDEVELOPMENT) and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments.
You can explore the park using scenic paths and trails - each season brings with it ever changing plants and wildlife that you might spy along the way. With over 80 hectares of countryside within a very urban area, the park is a great place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and see some fantastic wildlife.
Take part in some fun environmental education with the Countryside Ranger Service who will also answer any natural history related questions that you may have.
Tel: Dean Castle 01563 554736
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