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Ayr - Culzean Castle with Exclusive Lunch (full day)

Culzean Castle is one of the National Trust for Scotland's most treasured properties, and is located just 10 miles from Ayr. Between 1777 and 1792 Robert Adam converted a rather ordinary fortified tower house into this elegant bachelor residence for David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis.

The Castle contains a fine collection of paintings and furniture, and a display of weapons in the Armory. The Circular Saloon has a superb panoramic view over the Firth of Clyde and the beautiful Oval Staircase is Robert Adam's final masterpiece of interior design. In 1945 the top floor was given to General Eisenhower as a token of Scotland's recognition of his role during World War II. His apartment is now run as a small country house hotel, and an Eisenhower Exhibition in the castle tells something of Ike the man and his visits to Culzean.

Culzean was also Scotland's first country park; created in 1969 and consisting of 563 acres, it contains a wealth of natural and historical interest. Miles of woodland walks take the visitor to the Deer Park, along the Cliff Walk or to the many restored estate buildings, such as the Ruined Arch and Viaduct, beautiful Camellia House and unique Pagoda. Garden areas include the terraced Fountain Court and the Walled Garden with its redesigned pleasure garden and impressive reconstructed Victorian Vinery. Visit the Castle and explore the grounds at your leisure before returning to the ship

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Tours in Ayr

Robbie Burns Heritage Park
Glasgow & the Burrell Collection
Culzean Castle with Exclusive Lunch

Ports in Scotland

Aberdeen
Anstruther
Ayr
Campbeltown
Dundee
Edinburgh
Greenock
Holy Loch
Inverary
Invergordon
Iona & Staffa
Kirkwall
Lerwick
Mull
Oban
Peterhead
Portree
Scrabster
Stornoway
Ullapool
Thanks to Scottish Viewpoint,Royal Yacht Britannia and Historic Scotland for images