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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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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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Brig o'Doon, Alloway

Brig o'Doon, Alloway, Ayrshire

 
This evening, I am posting information on the famous Brig o’Doon at Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland.
 
Brig o’Doon is Scots- English for Bridge over the River Doon.
 
This bridge dates from the 1400s and no longer carries vehicular traffic. It as immortalised in the Robert Burns’ poem Tam O’Shanter where he (Tam) and Meg escape the clutches of the witch Nannie by galloping over the Brig o’Doon, leaving Nannie with nothing more than Meg’s tale.
 
The bridge has also lent its name to:

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