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Culzean Castle, Ayrshire
Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
This morning, I collected my tour group from their Glasgow hotel and drove south, stopping first at Prestwick to drop off golfers who had a specific tee time booked at Prestwick Golf Club.
 
The non-golfers  and myself went down to Culzean castle and then to Alloway and the various Robert Burns sites.
 
Culzean Castle dates from the late 18th century and ranks as one of the finest examples of enlightenment architecture in Europe.It was designed by leading Scots architect , Robert Adam for the 10th Earl Cassilis. The Castle occupies a superb location, atop cliffs looking out to sea over the Firth of Clyde. There are extensive gardens and an orangery.
 
Our early morning arrival at Culzean was fortunate as we got well ahead of numerous large parties arriving by coach.
 
Guests toured the impressive neo-classical Georgian interior.
 
Next we drove about 30 mins north to Alloway, the birthplace of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns (1759-1786). Here we availed of a light lunch and visited principal sites including:

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Golfers at Western Gailes

Golfers at Western Gailes, Scotland

 
Today, I took a small party to play Western Gailes, one of the finest and unspoiled links courses in Scotland. Location is S.W.Scotland near Irvine and close to Troon. In this area can be found a concentration of quality courses included Glasgow Gailes, Royal Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry.
 
Dating from 1897, Western Gailes has staged many important championships over the years including the Curtis Cup, the PGA Chamionships, the Seniors’, Scottish and Boys Championships and is regularly used as a final qualifying course for the Open Championship itself. 
 
Today, my group benefited from dry, if somewhat overcast, weather and reported very positively on the course.

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Inside Garnethill Synagogue. Glasgow

Inside Garnethill Synagogue. Glasgow, Scotland

 
This morning, I collected tour group from Glasgow Airport. After briefly checking in at hotel we had lunch in Glasgow’s southside and then progressed as follows:
 

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