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Culzean Castle & Country Park

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Culzean Castle & Country Park


Culzean Castle is on the Ayrshire Coast of South West Scotland between Turnberry and Ayr. This magnificent castle and country park is extremely popular with visitors staying in the towns and villages in the west of Dumfries & Galloway and is the nearest National Trust property to Stranraer and the Rhins of GallowayCulzean Castle is a magnificent 18th Century with a dramatic clifftop setting. The Castle has a Robert Adam architecture, a fascinating history and is surrounded by Culzean Country Park.

It would be easy to spend an entire day exploring Culzean Castle and Country Park. However, if you are on a day visit from the west of Dumfries & Galloway, there are many other interesting places to explore on your way.

If you are on holiday in the west of Dumfries & Galloway, the drive up the Ayrshire coast reveals a host of delights.

North of Glenapp, the road hugs the coastline and offers superb views of Ailsa Craig and Arran.  You can:-

Explore the quaint village of Ballantrae

Look out for seals regularly to be seen on the rocks near Lendalfoot

Find out about the Russian ship Varyag which ran aground near Lendalfoot and see the spectacular memorial

Girvan has an interesting harbour and many attractions.

Drive past world famed Turnberry Golf Course and Resort recently acquired by Donald Trump

Explore the coastal village of Maidens

Check out the “Electric Brae”

A short detour takes you to the delightful village of Dunure with its lovely harbour and dramatic ruined castle.



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