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Culzean Country Park

Culzean Castle, Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

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About this venue

This glorious 260ha estate was once the playground of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis – a man who was keen to impress with his wealth and status. Opulent to the extreme, the park is planted with conifers and beech, sculpted around miles of sandy coastline dotted with caves, and finished off with a Swan Pond, an ice house, flamboyant formal gardens and fruit-filled glasshouses.

Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times (Park)

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:00..
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:00..
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00..
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:00..
  • Friday 09:30 - 16:00..
  • Saturday 09:30 - 16:00..
  • Sunday 09:30 - 16:00..

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Maybole.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Maybole.

Parking (Walled Garden )

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 270cm x 450cm (8ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 17m (19yd) from the walled garden entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 23m (25yd) from the walled garden entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Walled Garden Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the gardens.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Walled Garden Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access (Walled Garden)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Walled Garden)

  • There are some uneven paths around the walled garden.
  • The surface of the paths is tarmac and compact gravel.

Parking (Swan Pond)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 460cm (11ft 2in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Swan Pond Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Swan Pond Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the park.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access (Country Park)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Country Park)

  • There are some uneven paths around the park.
  • The surface of the paths is tarmac, compact earth and grass.

Accessible Toilet (Swan Pond)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the Swan Pond entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 185cm (6ft 5in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Standard Toilet(s) (Swan Pond)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located ahead as you enter.
    • The female toilets are 26m (28yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located to the right as you enter.
    • The male toilets are 27m (30yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the male standard toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are also baby change facilities located within the female standard toilet with a table height of 85cm.

Level Change (Male Standard Toilet)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Female Standard Toilet)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.