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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 ...
... was a lovely sunny day and we enjoyed a yummy lunch in the cafe before looking around the grounds and thru the castle. Saturday night we found a nice Italian restaurant and all thoroughly enjoyed our feast.
Sunday we met Marna and we all enjoyed a walk along the beach before she showed us the area where they grew up. We then went onto visit Leo and Dot, Richard's Uncle & Aunt. It was great to catch up as it had ...
... was about to conk out but Matt managed to get it off the road and into what we thought was a lay-by (turned out to be a farms drive). We checked under the hood not understanding what had happened or what was going on, until he checked his Asda receipt... Matt had gone and filled poor Peter-Pat with petrol instead of DIESEL! Near to £80 worth! Could not believe it, and we were only a couple of days off finishing our Scotland trip! After nearly ripping his hair out, he phoned a ...
... the lighthouse.
It stands above a beach the stretches for miles to the north.
The main draw card to Dunskey Gardens and Maze is a charming
18th century walled garden that has been revitalised and replanted
in recent years. The gardens also has glasshouses, built in Victorian times. I
took myself on a quick walk around, but returned to the tearoom for the start of
the tour ...
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.