Culzean Castle

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Culzean Castle

Castle Culzean is quite an attractive palatial building in Scotland. Built in the 18th century, today it has arranged an interesting and beautiful park with exotic palms. The castle Culzean is located on the south coast of Ayrshire, being situated 12 km south of the Ayr and 4 miles west of Maybole.

Today the Castle Culzean is one of the most preferred destinations for weekend trips, because there is something for everyone.

Castle Culzean is built on a rocky promontory from which offers a magnificent view of the firth of Clyde. It targets 600 acres of beautiful gardens and lush forests come into possession of the castle, as they are about 3 miles from shore.

The castle was built between 1777 and 1792, its architectural plan includes a massive oval tower with a large circular hall. From this room you can also grasp a wonderful view. Besides the tower room it has a large curved staircase and some elegantly furnished apartments. In 1945 the Kennedy family took the castle of the Scottish Government and specialised in the office responsible for property in the country.

The apartment at the top of the castle was given to General Dwight Eisenhower, who was a supreme commander of Allied forces in Europe during World War II. The general visited the castle in 1946 and stayed there four times. Today one of the rooms of the Castle Culzean has an interesting exhibition of moments of the life of the U.S. president and general. Besides the exhibition in the castle you can enjoy a few exposures of weapons, objects of the 18th century and more.

During the summer the Castle Culzean, its gardens, visitor center, shops and restaurants are open daily from March 30 to October 31. During the winter the visitor centre shops plus restaurants are open every Saturday and Sunday (except Christmas and New Year ) from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm.

However, sometimes private parties are held there, so do not be surprised if the building is welded closed. A curious fact is that the Castle Culzean was on the back of the banknotes of 5 pounds in 1987.

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