Dean Castle Country Park
Explore the 200 acres of parkland surrounding the 14th century Dean Castle in Kilmarnock. There are peaceful woodland trails and a waterside path along Kilmarnock Water to enjoy. The park also contains a wonderful urban farm with llamas, fallow deer, kune pigs, highland cattle, a Clydesdale horse and donkeys. The castle itself is also well worth a visit with collections of historic weapons, armour and musical instruments. The original keep was built around 1350 with the Palace being added around 1460.
Dean Castle also has excellent facilities including a visitor centre, tearoom and a shop.
PostcodeKA3 1XB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Dean Castle Country Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Dean Castle Country Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Dean Castle Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Dean Castle Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a nice on site cafe where you can enjoy some refreshments after your exercise.
The woodland and parkland make for a fine dog walk so you'll probably see other owners on your visit. It's best to keep them on leads because of the deer and other wildlife.