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Culzean Castle Scotland

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Today, I am presenting some pictures of the Culzean Castle (pronounced "cullane") in Ayrshire.

It is one of Scotland's great castles and the National Trust for Scotland's most visited property. Culzean enjoys a magnificient setting, perched high on a clifftop above a rocky shore and surrounded by 563 acres of country park. Culzean was designed by Robert Adam and built in 1772-90 for David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassilis as a replacement for the original 15th-century castle. Adam's customary meticulous attention to detail and love of classical embellishment is highly visible, especially inside the castle.

The castle contains a collection of paintings and 18th-century furniture and an armoury, and there is General Dwight David Eisenhower Room, which celebrates the former US President's military career and his association with Culzean. He stayed several times as a guest of the Kennedys and the top Floor was given to him by the erstwhile owners.

There is also a vast country park composed of formal gardens, woodland paths, clifftop trails. You can also find the Swan Pond, the ice house and the walled gargen with a Victorian vinery.


posted by Catswhiskers @ 7:26 AM 

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