Culzean Castle

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
from £7.35 to £12.45 Per person/night
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Overview

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Stay in the grounds of a fairytale Scottish castle on the South Ayrshire coast, with sunsets to die for.

Pitch in the grounds of the cliff top Culzean Castle Club campsite and you’ll be rewarded with stunning views across the Firth of Clyde to the islands of Arran and Ailsa Craig, and the Mull of Kintyre. Our campsite here is in an area rich with beautiful countryside and coastline, fantastic walking, stunning beaches and many interesting places to visit.

Our spacious, secure 90-pitch site welcomes all camping units and offers good facilities for campers including showers, toilets, washing up area and a children’s play area.

The National Trust for Scotland managed Castle and Country Park are a short walk away and includes five kilometres of coastline with sand dunes, caves, rock pools and sand and shingle beaches.

Fishermen can enjoy some fly fishing at Mochrum Loch close to the site. The 24 acre loch is stocked with brown, blue and rainbow trout.

Head north from thecamp site and you’ll come to the coastal town of Ayr with its many shops, bars and restaurants. Just before you reach Ayr, the Burns Heritage Park in Alloway is worth a detour.

Ready Camp is available at this campsite. (Please note that, although we welcome dogs on this site, in the interest of all guests we do not permit pets to stay within the Ready Camp tents).

Worth Noting

Some pitches are sloping and chocks will be required. Please note that mobile phone reception for some networks is poor. Steel awning pegs required for hardstandings. Please note only one car per unit is allowed on site. TV reception can be poor.

WiFi

100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.

Eat Local

Downhill Country Fayre in Turnberry has a licensed restaurant, coffee house and farm shop with its own butchery.

Facilities

Culzean Castle has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

    Members' and non-members' caravans welcome

  • Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome

  • Hardstanding with electric hook-up

  • Seasonal Pitches

  • Difficult access/approach

  • Flushing toilet

  • Washbasins

  • Dedicated accessible facilities

  • Drinking water taps

  • Dishwashing facilities

  • Childrens play area

  • Payphone

  • Designated dog walk

  • Coastal

  • Grass only pitch for larger tents

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents

  • Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

    Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome

  • Members' and non-members' tents welcome

    Members' and non-members' tents welcome

  • Grass pitch with electric hook-up

  • Storage facilities

  • Grass only pitch (no electric)

  • Showers

  • Electric shaver sockets

  • Chemical toilet disposal point

  • Washing Machines

  • Ice pack freezing

  • Gas cylinders

  • Pets welcome

  • Electric hook-up

  • Club Site Wi-fi

  • Battery charging facilities

  • Ready Camp tents on site

Reviews

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5

Dumfries House and boat to Arran also nearby.

This review is for Culzean Castle

Dumfries House and boat to Arran also nearby.

  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

Many pitches (but not all) have gorgeous views over the sea to Arran.

This review is for Culzean Castle

Many pitches (but not all) have gorgeous views over the sea to Arran. On sunny days the setting sun over the sea to Arran in the evening is the perfect end to the day. Our pitch was very flat but I noticed some others had a bit of slope. Lots of children and dogs but very quiet in the evenings and site has a friendly family quality. Plenty of space and woodland walks for you or your dog. Facilities were spotless. Showers and toilets clean and warm. Very little road noise. In easy walking distance of Culzean Castle (National Trust members free) which also welcomes motorhomes. Several cafes serving simple food and icecreme in the summer months. Visit the Castle or go for a gloreous walk. There is also a large free childrens adventure park. Nearest town is Ayr and there are several parks or the seafront worth visiting. Head north along the coastal road and Dunure coastal village and beach is worth a visit especialy for those who love collecting stones and shells. It's famous for it's pebbles. Great for children, good little cafe open most days and a pub serving decent pub food with outside seating. Plenty of parking mostly free in the village and behind the pub but it can get busy in the summer. In the summer there is a small charge for the larger Kennedy parking and play area but great for picnics with wonderful views. Dumfries House is an easy drive and very worth a visit. Free entry to beautiful park and gardens with good parking. For the more adventurous, a day trip to Arran from Salcoats with the ferry is easily manged in a day. Lots to see but Arran distilery is worth a visit. Ferries run all day from early to late but check weather and winter/summer sailings. A bit further along the coast you can also manage the Isle of Bute in a day but with less time to spend on the Isle. Enjoy your visit. We did.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

Well spaced pitches. Good number of showers and toilets. Motorhome service point.

This review is for Culzean Castle

Well spaced pitches. Good number of showers and toilets. Motorhome service point. Friendly, helpful staff. Good dog walks to right of site down to beach through lovely woodland. Cycling is also good with Culzean Castle grounds on your doorstep leading to Maidens and Turnberry.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country,Coastal
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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5

We caught local bus into Ayr which stops just across road from site.

This review is for Culzean Castle

We caught local bus into Ayr which stops just across road from site. Had excellent meal at Willie Wastles bogof on all courses. Nice walk into Culzean Castle through forest park close by. Farmers Market on that day, local produce. We chose a very nice pitch further down the site so as not to be underneath trees. Fab views of Kintyre & Arran. In all a great stay. Our first tour of Scotland & we would definitely recommend.

  • Location: Country,Coastal,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Travel

Local Travel

Nearest bus stop: 200m from site entrance

Nearest train station: Maybole – 3 miles

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