near Maidens, South Ayrshire
Culzean Castle is built on a cliff to the south of Ayr and is owned and run
by the National Trust for Scotland. It is rightly one of the top tourist attractions
in the country.
The interior by Robert Adam is stunning and the entire park in which the
castle sits is an excellent place for a day out both for those interested in
history and those with families and young children.
In passing Culzean is pronounced “Cuh-lane”. The z is silent, as in rendezvous.
This is even further back and to the north
From further to the north you can now see the outdoor café area
as well as the clock tower.
The souvenir shop is in the stable yard this side of the clock and this angle
also gives a very impressive view of the cliffs on which the castle is built.
From this viewpoint you can see the castle, courtyard and the stable block.
Moving back and closer in to the main courtyard we can see the lady
in the period costume - the flowing red dress - strolling to and fro and it seems likely to be very
warm and uncomfortable, especially on a hot summer day.