Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question which isn’t answered below, please email us at

How much does it cost to visit Kelburn?

Entry to the grounds is free – this includes the glen and gardens.

Parking is charged at £5 per car – please see here for different vehicle pricing.

Are dogs allowed on site?

Dogs are very welcome to visit Kelburn. We just ask that they are kept on a lead at all times for the health and safety of other visitors, horses, our free roaming chickens, pheasants, and cats.

Is the site suitable for prams?

Kelburn is built around a woodland glen, therefore some paths are not suitable for prams. You are welcome to leave your pram with staff when you arrive.

Is the site suitable for wheelchairs or scooters?

Kelburn is built around a woodland glen, therefore some of the paths are steep and narrow and are not suitable for wheelchairs or scooters.

Are you still running pony rides?

Yes! As well as Pony Experiences, Sleepovers, Birthday Parties, Led Hacks and more!

Please visit the Equestrian Centre page for more info.

Can we go in the castle?

The castle is still a private home for the Earl of Glasgow and his family. The castle usually opens for tours in the summer months, and for certain occasions. The castle can be hired as a filming location and for weddings, private dining, and corporate days. Find out more about the castle.

Why did you graffiti a historic castle?!

Our castle certainly creates conversation. Some people love it, others really dislike it. Either way, we’ve certainly become well known for it!

The bold artistic statement challenges the public’s understanding of both urban graffiti art and the British institution that the building represents.

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 graffiti is painted onto the rendering of the castle, and has caused no harm to the historic building. Some parts of the mural have already gone, as the project to restore the castle continues. Find out more about the Graffiti Castle project.

Can we camp at Kelburn?

You’re very welcome to camp at Kelburn – please check out our Campsite page or our Yurts page for more information and to book.

Can we get married at Kelburn?

Yes! Please visit our Weddings page for more information.

Can we hire Kelburn as an event venue?

If you have enquiries about hiring Kelburn as venue, please email the event team at

Can we hire Kelburn as a filming location?

If you have enquiries about hiring Kelburn as a filming location, please email us at

Can I have a barbecue on site?

Unfortunately due to health and safety reasons we do not allow barbecues unless you are camping in our Campsite.

Can I fly my drone on the estate?

Unfortunately due to privacy reasons as most of our staff live on site and the chance of spooking a horse while someone is out riding we do not allow drones.