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Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family in the heart of Kilmarnock. The Country Park is a unique urban fringe habitat of over 80 hectares with a farm & the amazing 14th century Dean Castle.Plan to see Dean Castle Country Park and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kilmarnock trip itinerary website.
Dean Castle Country Park reviews
We had a lovely day out despite the main cafe being closed due to a flood. The staff were very quick to set up a temporary cafe space with soup, sandwiches and snacks. I was also very pleased to find.... more
We had a lovely day out despite the main cafe being closed due to a flood. The staff were very quick to set up a temporary cafe space with soup, sandwiches and snacks. I was also very pleased to find.... more »
Unfortunately managed by local council & suffers a bit from financial limitations & lack of developmental foresight to capitalise on a pretty unique resource
Unfortunately managed by local council & suffers a bit from financial limitations & lack of developmental foresight to capitalise on a pretty unique resource more »
lovely place and surroundings , beautiful location and nice interior , location fantastic! great for families!
lovely place and surroundings , beautiful location and nice interior , location fantastic! great for families! more »
The car park is ok size but can get really busy at lunch time. The castle is closed for refurbishment but it is due to reopen on the 1 of April 2023. The paths round the park are well looked after. They are a bit muddy in places but that more to do with the weather. There is 3 different walking routes you can choose from. All are very easy with only minor hills to walk up. The play park is quite small and has the usual swings,shoots,one person trampoline etc. The rural life centre is beside the park and the toilets are in here as well. Also in the centre is information about how they farm the land and environmental issues. There is a few animals you can see from goats/pigs/sheep/deer's. There is a cafe across from the car park and the price's are quite reasonable. You can also find other toilets here.
What a beautiful place. Sadly, the kids park was out of bounds when we visited, but there was still plenty to keep us interested. I'm on crutches, and really had to walk a lot (too much actually) after parking the car. It would be useful if we could maybe hire disability scooters? The disabled toilet was impressive, with a hoist & shower, and changing table for larger kids/adults. The wee cafe is quite reasonably priced which we appreciated. We'd definitely recommend a visit, esp on a dry day! Take some bird seed, or grapes for ducks. ❤
It was a fantastic sunny day and we thought we would go a walk to Dean Park. On arrival we went to the cafe for lunch and a drink which was excellent. We then left the cafe to go on our adventure, seeing the animals, playing in the park which was clean and tidy, having lots of fun in the process. Will definitely be back keep up the great work everyone. Thank you.
We only visited here to break up a journey but looks like a fab place to go regularly. Loads of space, walks, a kids playground, pigs, ducks, deer and squirrels. Wish we had more time to explore. The castle itself was closed. I would love to see around it!
Being from Campbeltown, a fair bit away, I never knew this place existed! So glad I took the time to go. There’s two areas, both massive. They both have kids entertainment. There’s a cool petting zoo with pigs although we didn’t get to touch them as we went just after 8pm. It’s a lovely walk and we all enjoyed it. Will be going again tomorrow early noon for a better look. The only downfall I had was of the dragon sculpture made out of metal as it’s rusted and someone could easily get hurt on it.
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