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Dunskey Castle Portpatrick

If you walk to the south-east, you will get to Dunskey Castle from the 16th century. It sits on top of spectacular cliffs, and all you can hear is the clashing of the waves. Suddenly you realize how far away you are from your daily life.

Culzean Castle

Later that afternoon we headed straight north towards Ayr. We strongly recommend to leave the A77 at Turnberry for the Culzean Castle. it is like the storybook castle of your dreams, situated on top of dramatic cliffs with superb views across the sea.

Castle Culzean

The castle has been built between 1777 and 1792 from an old fortified towercastle, making Culzean Castle probably the finest Georgian castle in Scotland. Be prepared to see a lot of tourists during the high season - or come late as we did. There were just a few families there, and we did not have to pay any fees!

View from Culzean Castle

Splendid view from the castle across the "Firth of Clyde". In the back you see the mountains of Arran.

View from Castle Culzean

Another view from "Culzean Castle" across the sea with its deep blue and very clear water.

Ayr Beach

We finally made it to Ayr and its promising beach. But to be honest, this was too much for us - the Esplanade along the beach was still quite busy, somewhat changing the nice impression we had when we entered the city. Anyway, Ayr served as a handy stop on our route, even if we did not consider to spend more time there (maybe because Ayr's racecourse is the top attraction here).

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