Culzean Castle, Ayrshire, Scotland
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Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast is the most visited property of the National Trust for Scotland. Built in the late sixteenth century above a network of caves, the castle became a centre for smuggling during the eighteenth century.  Sir Thomas Kennedy, 9th Earl of Cassillis, went on an extended grand tour in the 1750s and returned full of ideas as to how to improve his vast estates and home.  His brother and heir commissioned Robert Adam to create his masterpiece and became bankrupt as a result. The estate was rescued when wealthy American cousins inherited it in 1792. from
The 'Magnificent Castle' of Culzean and the Kennedy Family
by Michael Moss.   Photo available in sizes 1024 800

Photos of Culzean Castle contributed by Davie Law.
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Description of the Castle by Rev. R. Lawson in 1891  Places of Interest about Maybole : Culzean Castle


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