Travel Blogs from Ballantrae
Today was a full day. We started the day with a 40 minute Journey to Culzean Castle (pronounced Kullane). At one point on our drive we ended up on this tiny narrow road that was barely as wide as our car (and it was paved)! Thought for sure we were lost but nope it took us to where we needed to go. The castle was built in 1777 and sat on a cliff overlooking ...
... 15 years since our last visit. The girls had fun playing with Abigail's dog in the garden and we all enjoyed Dot's lovely baking.
All too soon it was time to head back to York and drop Richard at the train before we headed home to Glaisdale. Less said about the trip home the better. Let's just say double check the sat nav next time! A late night but a very enjoyable weekend. Thanks Marna, Leo and Dot. Ax
... to come and collect us. Unfortunately our break down cover would not cover man made mistakes. Matt, Matt, Matt... It was the best idea to get towed from the drive as a nice bloke who lived on the farm said the farmer wasn't a very nice person. The two truck arrived around 9:30pm and we had been dropped off at a nearby garage by 10pm. Not one of our best wild camping spots being right in front of the entrance of a garage in an industrial block. I won't be forgetting this one anytime ...
... in crevices and luckily only lay one egg at a time.
The video feed from these cameras is beamed live into the Nature Reserve
Visitor Centre and there are friendly volunteers to explain the different types
of birds. After the chilly fresh air, I lunched in the ‘Callie Craig Coffee
House’, which is perched right on the cliff and has an environmentally friendly
On the way
back to the car park, I stopped at a small shop, ‘The Lime Orchid’, a gift shop
and nursery. The proprietor suggested that gardens could still be explored
despite the rain and highly recommended ‘Glenwhan Gardens’ at Dunragit. It
turned out to be a spectacular garden on 12 acres. Winding paths lead you
passed a collection of plants from around the world. The rhododendrons were magnificent.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking