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. Currently the castle is closed for major renovations and the collections are being moved to the Dick Institute where they will be on display from June 2018.

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 Country Park 01563 554734

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.

Dean Road, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB

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