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Dean Castle and Country Park

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Dean Road | Off Beansburn Road B7038, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB, Scotland
+44 1563 554734
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Great for a wee day out!

Visited Dean Castle and Country Park whilst in Kilmarnock visiting friends. It is a lovely country... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scott E
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Day out with our granddaughter

We've not been to Dean park since it reopened. Sadly we were disappointed when we did go. The swing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Maryann M
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Kilwinning
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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 has completed a project to upgrade its Rural Life Centre, play park and Visitor Centre. The Castle is now closed for restoration and works will begin in June 2018. From June 2018, you will be able to see the museum collections normally on display in Castle at the Dick Institute, Elmbank St, Kilmarnock. Join us for different holiday activities with the Ranger Service over Easter and summer.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Dean Road | Off Beansburn Road B7038, Kilmarnock KA3 1XB, Scotland
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+44 1563 554734
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited Dean Castle and Country Park whilst in Kilmarnock visiting friends. It is a lovely country park and our friends were telling us about the recent investment that has been made. It is very apparent whilst walking round that this is a popular local spot...More

Thank Scott E
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've not been to Dean park since it reopened. Sadly we were disappointed when we did go. The swing park has been moved & the new one doesn't have much for younger kids. There are also a lot less animals there now than there used...More

Thank Maryann M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would recommend this country park and castle. Lots to see and do. Kids play area good for picnics. The castle it’s self has been renovated but the original keep is supposed to date back to the time William Wallace. Lovely walks to go on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful day for a walk with mums dog Poppy 🐶 because my work was closed with the snow on the 1st March ❄❄❄

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful day out for all the family including well behaved dogs. It can be a free day out with a picnic if wanted The castle and grounds are well worth a visit. There are many animals including deer to admire, a cafe and large...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This country park has been under renovations and changes for a while but these have definitely added to the park's atmosphere and experiences. The Visitor's Centre and Cafe are now open and it is only the Castle which is still closed due to renovation works....More

Thank Jean B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a very nice park, in my opinion one of the nicest in Kilmarnock, lovely surroundings, excellent for children lots to see and do and the play-park that has recently been installed for them. There have been recent improvements made to the park and 14th...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous alone or with family I can’t deliver I am so lucky as to live just a few miles away.

Thank SallyOCVC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to the dean park for over 60 years. The changes are all a most finished. My family love this park whither it's getting a coffee or walking the dog or even just a walk. So happy the rangers make a fabulous...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly large park with deer, horses and other animals, Free entry to the castle. and newly built kids park.

Thank Al45442
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hotelhunk w
18 February 2018|
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Response from hugh284 | Reviewed this property |
I think it is still in the build stage but the council will comply with all health and safety legislation. They would hardly build a dangerous play-park don’t you think??
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Simona S
17 October 2017|
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Response from Hayley B | Reviewed this property |
Was there last week all the new bridges in place if you fancy just a walk but other amenities still under construction.
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Connie B
21 July 2017|
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Response from Laura M | Property representative |
Hi Connie, People will definitely be able to get married at the Dower House again next year. Earliest dates are likely to be spring 2018.
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