Culzean Castle, Maybole, Scotland (with Map & Photos)

The Culzean Castle is located just over 60 kilometers to the southwest of Glasgow (Scotland). Its imposing and beautiful appearance attracts thousands of tourists a year. The area has about 290 hectares of forests, gardens, ponds and streams, located on the coast of the estuary of the River Clyde, warm thanks to the effect of the Gulf currents.

Culzean Castle, built by Robert Adam and considered his masterpiece, was erected in the 18th century by order of the 10th Earl of Cassilis. The Culzean lands have been associated with the Kennedy family for more than 500 years.

Culzean Castle Scotland
Culzean Castle Scotland

The castle is especially known for its impressive oval staircase that extends to the second floor. The Round Drawing Room has beautiful views of the River Clyde, as well as spectacular views of the shoreline and the islands of Arran and Alisa Craig, a volcanic plug that is now a bird sanctuary.

Culzean Castle Scotland
Culzean Castle Scotland

At the top of the castle are a series of apartments, available for rent, named Eisenhower Apartments, in honor of the American general, in recognition of his aid to the Allied forces during World War II.

Culzean Castle Scotland
Culzean Castle Scotland

The park around Culzean Castle is open all year round, and there is nothing more pleasant than strolling its paths on a spring day, when its daffodils and crocuses fill the paths. In addition, the carpets of bluebells, azaleas and rhododendrons will appear. In summer, the castle gardens will display many types of flowers and shrubs. In winter, a thin layer of snow allows you to contemplate a different panorama.

Culzean Castle Scotland Inside
Culzean Castle Scotland

There are maps with hiking routes in the area. The most advisable ones are the ones that take us around Happy Valley and the surroundings of Swan Pond. There we will observe many birds, as well as grazing deer. Another route is the Cliff Walk, from which you can enjoy magnificent views of the coast. From there, on clear days, you can even see Ireland.

Culzean Castle Map