Sunday, 10 April 2011

A Fabulous Day at Culzean

Good Evening All,

Culzean (pronounced Kil-ain) Castle

What an absolutely fabulous day we have had here in South Ayrshire. It was so sunny and hot, 23C (about 74F I think) and not wanting to waste it we took a trip down the coast to Culzean Castle, the jewel in the crown of the Scottish National Trust. General Eisenhower came over to Scotland for talks during WWII and he stayed in the castle on the top floor. This is now known as the Eisenhower Suite and is a hotel - I can't think of a better place to stay! The position overlooking the sea is fantastic and the gardens are beautiful.

There are turrets everywhere, even the Gas Manager's cottage has two.

Polite Scottish notice concerning litter.

Whether you are Man - or Child - or Woman,
Whether you are going - or whether you are coming,
For Scotland's Pride - not Scotland's shame,
Gather your litter - and take it Home!

This is just a little taster of Culzean. I took a ton of photographs round the garden and, once I've sorted them out, I'll do a post with a few as the gardens are just beautiful at this time of the year.

Hope you all had as brilliant a day as we have had. The weather forecast is that it is going to rain tomorrow and the temperature is going to drop - well plummet actually! Ah well, I'll just have to stay in and craft :)


Carrie said...

What a magical setting! You have really captured the beauty of this place in your photos Elizabeth. We had glorious weather too and I couldn't resist taking some snaps too. Have popped them on my Photo page if you fancy having a nosey. (

Jackie said...

Beautiful photographs, sounds like a wonderful day :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Gorgeous photos Elizabeth! Can't beat Scotland for brilliant castles and scenery. Enjoy your crafting if the weather does change! Di x

Julia Dunnit said...

WOw, isn't it marvellous. Great photos and so nice you were able to go out and enjoy the weather..I thik we're all learning the old now or never thing! Love the litter notice.

akilli melek said...

ooh, must try to arrange a wee trip there. it looks smashing.
love your translation of the litter notice lol

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just glorious there Elisabeth, would love to have clambered over it with you.. we are having gorgeous days too, walk along beach again today... thanks for popping over and the folder pieces with dragon flies was coloured with an iridescent blue ink pad and looked lovely but did not come out that much but gave nice sheen too.. thanks for lovely words as well,
love and God bless,
Shaz in Oz.x