Kelburn Castle and Estate

Kelburn Castle and Estate, Fairlie, Ayrshire, Scotland

Kelburn Castle And Country Centre, Fairlie, Ayrshire is one of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands combined with one of its most interesting castles.

The 13th Century castle has had an amazing makeover, courtesy of a team of Brazilian artists. In 2011, the mural was named as one of the world's top 10 examples of street art by author and designer Tristan Manco - on a par with Banksy's work in Los Angeles and the Favela Morro Da Providencia in Rio de Janeiro.

The estate features dramatic walks, breathtaking gardens and many features of historical interest. One of Kelburn's most outstanding features is its glen. The Kelburn Glen with its waterfalls and deep gorges is regarded as one of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands and leads to spectacular views over the islands of the Firth of Clyde.

There's always something to keep the kids occupied at Kelburn. Our most popular attraction is the Secret Forest, a complex of woodland paths and raised walkways with surprises at every turn, including our Giant's Castle or Fairy Village. Then, there's our famous Adventure Park, our fortress-style Wild West Saloon, and our Playbarn, a softplay maze of tunnels, slides and dens.

Lastly, Kelburn possesses some incredible venues and a professional events team that routinely host a wide variety of events.

Come and see for yourself all of the history, magic, beauty, and adventure that can be found on this very special estate!

Opening Hours: -

November until Easter: 10am - 4pm

Easter until October: 10am - 6pm

Tickets: -

Standard Day Tickets;

Adults - £7.00
Children (3 - 17) - £5.00
Concessions (Students & over 60's) - £5.00
Children under 2 years old - FREE

Available from 23rd April to 11th October - Excludes Event Ticket dates. Your day ticket will grant you access to the private grounds of the Boyle Family. They have maintained the gardens and glen for 800 years and are passionate about sharing it with you.

Enjoy Kelburn's must see attraction The Secret Forest as well as the outdoorplay areas, the glen trails, café, gift shop and more.

Winter Tickets;

Adults - £3
Children (3 - 17) - £2
Concessions (Students & over 60's) - £2
Children under 2 years old - FREE

The centre will only be open weekends, 10am - 4pm, from the 1st November 2019. The Secret Forest and outdoor play areas are closed for maintenance and upkeep, because of this we go down to our great value winter ticket prices.

The castle is still the private home of Earl of Glasgow and his family. Due to this reason, the castle is only open for tours on set dates. Our dates for the summer of 2020 will be released in spring.

Telephone - 01475 568 685

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