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Culzean Castle, Burns Country & the Ayrshire Coast

From £34 per adult

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April — October

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Discover the landscapes and myths that inspired Scotland’s most famous poet, Robert Burns.

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 wind farm – 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). 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 village of Alloway. 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.

Contact details

Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd
6 Waterloo Place
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH1 3EG
Starting
Glasgow Glasgow City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Small coach
Type
Small Group (1-16)
Languages
English
Themes
Castles History Landscapes Literature

Tour prices

From

  • £34 Per Adult
  • £31 Per child
  • £31 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Rabbie's Trail Burners Ltd

Our award-winning small-group tours take care of details and ensure you and your driver-guide’s adventures are free from the things that make travel less lovable. Here’s how we deliver travel experiences you’ll love: ✔ You learn from the best storytellers. ✔ You explore in top of the range 16 seat mini-coaches. ✔ You support the local communities. ✔ You make your trip your own. ✔ Guaranteed departures: you book, you go. ✔ Guaranteed experience or your money back.

Opening times

Daily 07:30 - 22:00

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