Colzean Castle sits on the
edge of a basaltic cliff that rises above from Colzean Bay. Built in 1777
and following years after designs by Robert Adam. A magnificent and
spectacular castellated edifice, it commands a brilliant prospect of the
Firth of Clyde, with a full view of Ailsa Craig. - Ayrshire also called
Ayr historic county, southwestern Scotland. The county is named for Ayr,
its historic county town (seat). Apart from a small section in the south
that is part of the council area of Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire is
presently divided into the council areas of South Ayrshire, East Ayrshire,
and North Ayrshire.
The county has a concave western coastline along the Firth of Clyde and
rises to an elevation of about 2,000 feet (600 metres) at its eastern
boundary in the Southern Uplands. Rivers divide it into three ancient
regions: Cunninghame, north of the River Irvine; Kyle, between the Irvine
and Doon; and Carrick, south of the Doon.