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» Culzean Castle, Burns Country and the Ayrshire Coast: Glasgow Departure

'This tour is ideal for those who love beautiful castles, gardens and walks as well the poems, songs and stories of Robert Burns.'

A day spent discovering the highlights of rural Ayrshire – an area that is less well known to visitors but full of fascinating castles, culture and history. Relax as you explore the rolling hills and dramatic coastal scenery of one of Scotland’s “hidden secrets”.

Departing from Glasgow you quickly climb into the Renfrewshire Hills where the first stop of the day will give you a glimpse into the future at Europe’s largest windfarm – big enough to supply clean energy to over 180,000 homes. From here the road south into Ayrshire is quick and easy passing through rich farming country with many small towns and villages.


On arrival at Culzean Country Park you will have the choice of visiting the castle and gardens or just the gardens and woodland walks. An entry fee is payable on arrival. (Please note there is no free option at this stop).


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Scottish Lochs Trip from Glasgow

The castle dates from the late 18th Century – a peaceful time in Scottish history so it is less a defensive castle and more like a great country house with fine furniture and beautiful Robert Adam architecture. Sitting right on the edge of the cliffs looking out over the Firth of Clyde the views are superb and the surrounding gardens are beautiful. For those who like walking there are miles of tracks and footpaths through the grounds – taking in the Swan Pond, deer park, and walled gardens as well as rocky coves and sandy beaches. This will also be your lunch stop.

After lunch you will follow the coastline to the tiny fishing village of Dunure with its ancient ruined castle and dark history. Continuing on, the road leads down into the outskirts of the market town of Ayr. This is the countryside of Robert Burn’s – Scotland national poet -  and you will see many places mentioned in his poems and songs –from Auld Kirk Alloway to the “Banks and Braes o’ Bonnie Doon”. The recently redeveloped visitor centre will tell you all you need to know about this remarkable man – born a poor farmer’s son but now famous as the writer of “Auld Lang Syne” – a song known and sung in friendship throughout the world. There are also riverside walks and the Auld Brig (old bridge) to explore as well as the haunted ruins of the old church.
From here we return to Glasgow for  approx. 18.00

This full day tour departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Central Glasgow 9.00am - 6pm.

Adult Price: £42
Child Price: £39 (3 - 16 yrs)

Experience the Highlands’ natural forests, lochs & mountains and feel Scotland’s past in the heartland of its greatest heroes.

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Photography Credits:
Visit Britain.
Visit Scotland.
Britainonview.
National Trust for Scotland.
Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts, Le Cardinal, Roger Griffith (Dunure Castle).

 
 
SCOTTISH DAY TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
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~ Magnificent Culzean Castle and Gardens
~ Clifftop walk
~ Dunure and the Ayrshire Coast
~ Robert Burns birthplace museum
~ Alloway Old Kirk (Church)
~ The original  "Brig O' Doon"
~ Whitelee Windfarm

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This full day tour departs every Wednesday and Saturday from Central Glasgow 9.00am - 6pm.

This tour normally ends by 6.30pm
Adult Price: £35
Child Price: £32 (3 - 16 yrs)
 

Why choose these tours

On this tour you will be travelling with no more than 16 other people - guaranteed! Our purpose-built minibuses have large windows, good air circulation and clear PA systems so that your professional guide can escort you comfortably through our wonderful country. Our itineraries are carefullly planned (with many years of experience) so that you discover as much as possible, without spending too much time on the road.

As we travel in smaller vehicles, we normally use the most scenic routes, where large coach are prohibited from travelling. Additionally, as our group sizes are smaller we are able to more time out of the vehicle. We also employ a the very best driver/guides


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TOUR FEEDBACK: We greatly enjoyed our tour. Nicola, our guide, was awesome. She went the extra mile with information, assistance, music, games, and candy. The scenery was breath-taking and we learned a lot. We were able to identify and interact with the plant Heather which was the impetus for our trip. We highly recommend this tour and guide.
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This tour, recommended by Paterson College was really breathtaking. I will recommend it to friends ! Had taken pretty pictures of sceneries, Forth rail bridge and even of the famous cows. I wanted to thank in particular Audry : really brillant guide at telling enjoyable stories and keeping our attention while driving the bus. She is very dynamic, with accute sense of humour and has a pleasant manner for creating a good atmosphere. Really interesting : I keep in mind many points as for the history of Edinburgh and Scotland. Thanks again. Jean-Claude Bourland (France)
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