Dean Castle & Country Park
The brand new visitor centre housing a shop and tearoom is now open, some work continues at the playpark area and rural development centre.
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, and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including historic weapons, armour and musical instruments. *Please note that the castle is undergoing restoration and is curently closed. The castle collections will be on display at the Dick Institute from June 2018 while works are ongoing at the castle. The park remains open and you can explore the grounds or chat to a member of staff to find out more about the castle's history and the development plans. The country park, visitor centre and cafe will remain open as normal during the castle restoration works.
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
Park and grounds open all year round.
Visitor Centre and Cafe open:-
October - March - 10am -4pm - Wednesday - Sunday
April - September - 11am-5pm - Daily.
Discover Ayrshire & Arran including Dean Castle & Country Park.