Situated in the Heart of ‘Robbie Burns’ country, the current Blairquhan Castle was built between 1821 and 1824 by Sir David Hunter Blair, 3rd Baronet.
Although essentially a new building, it used many of the sculptures, stones and moulding from the old castle. The result was an 18th century mansion styled as a Tudor castle. The gardens and surrounding landscapes are particularly noteworthy and were brought to their current level of excellence by James Hunter-Blair (1926 – 2004). The estate features a 3mile long driveway that meanders through small forest on its way to the mansion. It has been used as a film location on several occasions including the 2006 Oscar-winning film ‘The Queen’ which starred Academy Award winner Dame Helen Mirren. The spectacular Blairquhan gardens are open to the public for tours during the summer. The name of the castle is pronounced as ‘Blair-Hwan’.
VISITING THIS DESTINATION
Please note that Blairquhan Castle is only rarely opened to the public. However, the gardens are usually accessible throughout the summer months.
Camping and Caravanning Club Site
A719 (Rd), Culzean, Maybole
Ayrshire, Scotland, KA19 8JX
+44 (0)1655 760 627
- Address: B741, Straiton Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, KA19 7LY
- GPS: 55.31616944,-4.577344444
- Phone: 0044 (0)1655 770 239
- Part of UK: Scotland
- Sat Nav Postcode: KA19 7LY
- Entrance Fees: Entrance Fees Apply (Very Limited Opening Times)
- Disabled Access: Reasonable
- Visibility from Road: None