The Nation trust through Culzean Castle, estate let you adopt a deer for a year :
An exciting Animal Adoption Scheme is now available, providing the opportunity to help support the Deer Park at Culzean Castle & Country Park by adopting one of there deer herd. This could be purchased for yourself and /or could also make an excellent gift for a family member or a friend.
All monies from your adoption go towards the upkeep of your chosen animal, which include feeding, veterinary care etc and lasts for a period of one year.
The is Cost Per Year = £40.00
Culzean is one of Scotland’s best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Situated on the South Ayrshire coast, just off the A719, Culzean Castle is located 12 miles south of Ayr and 4 miles west of Maybole.
Culzean Castle was constructed as an L-plan castle by order of the 10th Earl of Cassilis. He instructed the architect Robert Adam to rebuild a previous, but more basic, structure into a fine country house to be the seat of his earldom. The castle was built in stages between 1777 and 1792. It incorporates a large drum tower with a circular saloon inside (which overlooks the sea), a grand oval staircase and a suite of well-appointed apartments.
In 1945, the Kennedy family gave the castle and its grounds to the National Trust for Scotland (thus avoiding inheritance tax). In doing so, they stipulated that the apartment at the top of the castle be given to General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during the Second World War. The General first visited Culzean Castle in 1946 and stayed there four times, including once while President of the United States. An Eisenhower exhibition occupies one of the rooms, with mementoes of his lifetime.
For opening hours, admission prices and directions to reach the Castle please see ‘General Information’
Culzean has a long tradition of welcoming local people, members of The National Trust for Scotland and holiday makers from all around the world.
During the Summer Season, the Castle, gardens, Visitor Centre, shops and restaurants will be open daily from Thursday 28 March to Sunday 28 October 2013 (inclusive). Please see ‘General Information’ for more details and opening hours.
During the Winter season our Visitor Centre Shops and Restaurant are open each Saturday and Sunday (with the exception of the Christmas and New Year period) from 11.00am until 4.00pm. However, please see ‘Events at Culzean’ for further details.
The 600 acre Estate offers many spectacular features. We look forward to welcoming you soon.