Culzean Castle and Country Park, Ayr

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With its majestic architecture, antique furnishings, immaculately kept gardens, and seaside location, Culzean Castle and Country Park serves as a fine example of 18th-century high living. The Marquess of Ailsa used to live here, and today you can freely explore the castle and its surrounding grounds. On your self-guided tour, take in views of the sea from the round drawing room and check out one of the world's largest collections of swords and pistols in the armory. Outside, view the stone grotto and fruit-filled greenhouses of the walled garden and stroll along 4.8 km (3 mi) of beach. The castle is one of Scotland's best places to watch bats, and you can also see a range of other wildlife along Happy Valley woodland trail. For a deeper look at the other historical buildings and sites dotting the grounds, sign up for a ranger-led tour. By using our Ayr attractions planner , you can arrange your visit to Culzean Castle and Country Park and other attractions in Ayr.
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  • For me the most enjoyable Castle in Scotland! I spent a very good time there! We can easily spend the day between visiting the castle with the full entry of more thousand weapons! the gardens with swans, deer,... and the beach!
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  • Magnificent estate on the Cliffside and prestigious Castle we could spend the day as long as there are to see but already the visit to the castle is a must-see 15.50 pounds per adult (price reduced seniors and students)
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  • Visiting here last month had tour around gardens and inside castle unbelievably beautiful with stunning views and all in beautiful well kept conditions Had some very tasty scones would recommend as a ...  more »
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  • Beautiful building and huge country park.
  • Great family fun day out , cannot do in one day
  • Great audio tour, and using the iPod Touch which is the first I've seen in a property. Beautiful grounds for every member of the family.

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The center of the city opens up to the New Bridge and Gothic Town Hall. Hotels and inns fill this central area and provide convenient access to cultural and historical attractions. The center is split by the River Ayr, which joins the sea at the harbor. Accommodations along the river or coast are near the city center and provide spectacular views.
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