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Culzean Castle SW Scotland


Hi all, just thought I’d share pictures of south west scotland from a trip last summer with the family..
It features the fabulous walled garden in the National Trust’s Culzean Castle in Maidens ..The two little cheeky monkeys sitting in the window are my boys, we all had a great day out which ended in tea and cake at the cafe :)

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Thanks for sharing, lovely pics xx Culzean on my list of places to visit this year. Did you go to "electric brae" just up the road? Looks like your boys had a great day. X

14 Jun, 2012


Yes we did electric brae as well as a great day at maidens beach. We used to live here 20 years ago and husbands
parents still do so we get to visit the area often..

14 Jun, 2012


I'm just along the road in Glasgow, we visited Kelburn Castle last weekend which is not far from Culzean (Largs) absolutely great for kids! If you haven't visited I would add it to the list for your next visit to Ayrshire x

15 Jun, 2012


Oh definitely will do that, we are planning a trip up this summer holiday so will add that to the list of things to do...

15 Jun, 2012


We went for the first time this Easter and loved it, the castlev had only just opened for the season and looked immaculate, the staff were fruendly and helpful, even the gasrdeners were chatty explaining what they were sowing. I've the archway picture and one od the renovated cammelia houseand the vine house rebuilt exactly as before from only some old photo,s and an unearthed 'footprint'.
Brilliant place thanks for reminding me and showing what its like in the summer

15 Jun, 2012


A lovely place to visit. It looks very interesting.

15 Jun, 2012


Pam the wall garden was amazing in the summer. I bought a yellow day lily from there to remind me, it's the fourth picture down... I really hope it flowers this year...
Hywel it was definitely worth a visit if you venture north of the border...

15 Jun, 2012


Have you been to Castle Kennedy, is gardens are so varied and wonderful when the rhodo's are out, thats got a small walled garden near to the ruined castle (great cakes too :0)

16 Jun, 2012


No not been there yet, We always pass the sign on our way up to inlaws , but never stop. It's good to know its worth a visit. Will plan one for when we are up in the summer holidays..

16 Jun, 2012


The garden is inbetween the black loch and the white loch, theres the lily pond and 'walks' like the azalea walk and araucaria....monkey puzzle ....and one sad one, the cordyline walk had been decimated last year by the unusually severe frosrs, some were regrowing from the bases but would take years to reach the original height....and as I said cakes cooked fresh....

17 Jun, 2012


Right it's a definite then, shame about the cordylines, but ound lovely. And cakes make the perfect ;)

18 Jun, 2012

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