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My thanks to the National Trust for Scotland for allowing me to use information and photographs from the Guide Book.
The narrative in these pages is my own interpretation of the information I have personally gathered from a wide range of sources during my time working at Culzean, and is offered purely as such.
It should not therefore be considered as the official interpretation by the NTS.
Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Culzean is a romantic 18th century Castle built by Robert Adam for David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassillis. It perches on the cliff edge above the Firth of Clyde with ever-changing views of Arran and the Ailsa Craig - sometimes they're hiding in the mist, at others, they seem so close that you feel you could reach out and touch them!
Culzean is set in a Country Park of over 500 acres. This offers something for everyone with its wooded walks, the Swan Pond, a new (1999) Adventure Playground, Walled Gardens, shoreline, Visitor Centre, shops and restaurants. Exciting new projects to improve facilities are ongoing.
The aim of this page is to share information about a very special place with the world. Internal and external links are provided to associated sites and a bibliography of relevant reading material is included.
Here we are!
Facts about Culzean Castle:
- Cared for by the National Trust for Scotland
- Is the former home of the Kennedy family
- Was built by Robert Adam (between 1777 -1792)
- Overlooks, to the west, the island of Ailsa Craig
- If you would like to know more Further reading
- Web page authored by a Castle Guide who loves her work!
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National Trust for Scotland (NTS)
Founded in 1931, the NTS "promotes the care and conservation of the Scottish landscape and historic buildings while providing access for the public to enjoy them"
Culzean was given into the care of the Trust in 1945 under the 'Country House Scheme', by the 5th Marquess of Ailsa. The property was considered to be of great national importance and as such was taken on without any kind of endowment. This meant that the cost of the necessary restoration work had to be raised.
Part of the arrangement provided that General Eisenhower was given the use of the top floor of the Castle to use during his lifetime. This was done as a gesture on behalf of the Scottish people. He came to visit on four occasions. After his death, the use of the 6 bedroomed apartment reverted to the Trust and is now run as small hotel - a very special place to stay! Arrangements can also be made for holding weddings and other functions.
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