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Dean Castle and Country Park

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Address: Dean Road, off Beansburn Road B7038, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB, Scotland
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+44 1563 554736
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Dean Castle Country Park is an excellent free day out for all the family....

Dean Castle Country Park is an excellent free day out for all the family. The Country Park boasts a 14th century castle and beautiful woodland walks. The Country Park is midway through a project to upgrade its rural life centre, play park and visitor centre; these will reopen in autumn 2017

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Lovely place to walk the dog

Stopped off a the country park on our way home from a short break in the Highlands. Lovely place to take the dog for a walk and a pleasant surprise to come across the deer in the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kath H
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped off a the country park on our way home from a short break in the Highlands. Lovely place to take the dog for a walk and a pleasant surprise to come across the deer in the fenced compound. The gardens are lovely and although the park has improvements going on it was still a beautiful peaceful place to go... More 

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Thank Kath H
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Hi Kath, Thanks very much for your review. I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Our fallow deer are about to give birth at the beginning of June so that will be very exciting. Our improvements are due to be ready after the summer so watch this space and do come and see us again. More 

Tisbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Paid a visit to Dean Castle as part of a trip tracing my partner's ancestors. Most of castle and visitors centre was. Lower due to restoration although this did not spoil the visit. Well maintained grounds, peaceful and a delight to walk around. Met an extremely helpful and well informed member of staff who helped us with some gaps in... More 

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Thank Toadsfeet
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the park and meeting our staff. Do come back and see us again when all the work is finished. More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The family loved this place . Very rural and a lot of fun . Lovely walks , beautiful river , a cafe , a castle , pets to feed , lovely

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Thank Tina K
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Tina. At the moment we are working hard on the redevelopment of the park, so not everything is open just now. You can check out the plans for the park and what closures are in place on our website. More 

Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2017

nice park to let the weans run about no really any traffic to worry about .you have the swings etc and the animals that you can walk round to see with the kids

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Thank archiemoore34
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Archie! Come back and see us soon - we now have new lambs and baby Bagot and Pygmy Goat kids for you to see. More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A great place for adults and children alike to get out in the great outdoors. Set in the grounds of the castle there is plenty to keep the kids happy, castle visit, play park, adventure trails and a animal park. With no or little money needed to enjoy this great attraction

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Thank Jameswwm
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review James. There are lots of improvements going on just now, so keep in touch on Facebook and on our website for what is open and when. We can't wait for the improvements to be finished and we hope that you'll enjoy them too! More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Wonderful castle, grounds, play park and animal area. All free and open all year round. Would definitely recommend this to a family day out.

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Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Charles. The park is a great day out. There's something for everyone - and all for free! Our improvements to the Country Park are due to be complete in the summer and we hope that you will continue to enjoy coming here. More 

Placerville, California
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I love walking around the Castle and grounds. The little nature reserve has pigs and Llamas. If you want to keep your children amused it's well worth a visit.

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Thank James W
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Hello James, Thank you for reviewing the park! It's a great place to walk around and explore. We're in the middle of upgrades just now, and it should make your visits even better. More 

Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice stroll around grounds with Husband on a nice summers day,re then visit to the castle. Would recommend.

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Thank Tracy M
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us, Tracy. As well as walking the paths and visiting the castle, the renovations will provide a new visitor centre and cafe and rural life centre where you can learn about wildlife and traditional rural skills. We'll have lots more to see and do in the summertime so do come and see us... More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We are so lucky to have this park on our doorstep & today we were thrilled to see that more money is going into making it a wonderful walk & very interesting place for people & visitors to come to.It has a magnificent medieval castle & acres of great & varied walks

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Thank Elspet
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review! The works are going really well so far and it's great to see the improvements being made to the park. We can't wait until everything is finished, but do keep in touch with us on Facebook and on East Ayrshire Leisure's websites for updates. More 

Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Been visiting here for many years, great park with long forest walks, animals, play area, castle with your n dress up area. Lots of activities here throughout the year. Very well maintained and undergoing major renovations this year. Can spendany an hour here blowing away the cobwebs. It's on our doorstep bringing the countryside closer. Well worth the time to... More 

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Thank pamgallacher
Laura M, Front Office Manager at Dean Castle and Country Park, responded to this review

Hi Pam, thanks very much for your generous review. Our developments works are now well under way, so like us on Facebook or check our website find out how we're getting on. We should be finished by the end of summer. Just one note - dressing up is not always available in the castle as the Keep is closed for... More 

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