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Trip to Ayrshire - Scotland

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Culzean Castle Photo, Ayrshire, Scotland More Photos
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Culzean Castle

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Attraction | "A Perfect Day Out"

Culzean Castle Photo, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Culzean Castle (pronounced Cul-ain) is located in Ayrshire in Scotland, it is owned by the National Trust for Scotland, it is a magnificent castle, set in a huge country park.Admission Times and Prices (takenfrom the website for ease)***********************************************************************Country Park: all year, daily 9.30am - sunset. Walled Garden: all year, daily from 09.30am - 5.00pm (sunset if earlier) Castle: 1 Apr to 1 Nov, daily 10.30am - 5pm (last entry to Castle 4.00pm). Visitor Centre and all other facilities: 1 Apr to 1st Nov, daily opening from 10.00am - closing from 5.00pm Visitor Centre, Gift Shop and Restau...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 26, 2009

Culzean Castle

Ayrshire, Scotland

Dundonald Castle

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Attraction | "A Lovely Ruin"

Dundonald Castle Photo, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Dundonald Castle is a ruin in the Ayrshire district of Scotland. It was built for Robert II in 1371 and was home to many Scottish kings over the years.Directions, Admission and Opening Hours___________________________________The easiest way to get to the castle is to drive, following the A78 to Irving and then following the signs to Dundonald. You can also get to the town on public transport, buses stop within a few minutes’ walk of the visitors centre and there are train services to local towns, and from there you can get a bus or a taxi.Admission: Adult £2.50, Child £1.25 (under 5 free).The castle and the visitors centre are open 10am to 5pm from 1st...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 27, 2009

Dundonald Castle

Ayrshire, Scotland

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

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Attraction | "Great Playground, But a Poor Farm"

Heads of Ayr Farm Park Photo, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Heads of Ayr Park Farm is located in Ayrshire, Scotland on the A719. As the name suggests there are animals at the park, but there’s more to it than just animals.Opening Hours and Admission*************************The park is open from Easter to October, from 10am to 5 pm.It costs £8 for an adult, £6.20 for a child or £30 for a family ticket (5 people).Facilities*******There are lots of different things to do at the Farm; firstly there are the animals which include; camels, Shetland ponies, wallabies, otters, skunks, lemurs and emus, plus a few more. After sedately walking around and looking at the wildlife, it’s time to liven things ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 26, 2009

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

Scotland, United Kingdom

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If you find yourself driving along the A719 in Ayshire, perhaps going from Culzean to Ayr, keep an eye out for the Electric Brae signs. It's a strange section of road that looks to be going uphill, but if you bring your car to a stop (only if there's no traffic behind you ), your car will actually start to move and seem like it's being pulled up hill.

There's a little more information about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Brae.