Culzean Castle, May 2022


Following a great stay at Garlieston, I travelled around 90mins north to Culzean Castle C&CC Site. The site is located within the Castle Estate, right by the entrance. I've been here before and there are some excellent walks direct from the site. The Castle and the grounds are managed by the National Trust for Scotland and in my opinion, this is definitely their flagship property.

The site staff offer a few different pitching options, most having a great view west over the water. I was pitched behind a very nice late Puck L.

The surrounding estate was great for walking with forest and track walking. The dogs were in their element and spent all the walking flushing pheasants which seemed to be everywhere!

Out on the Firth of Clyde, heading out to the North Channel I spotted a large cruise ship, the Emerald Princess. On the 'Ship AIS' site, it was sailing from Greenock to Southampton on the last leg of a one way cruise from Fort Lauderdale in Florida to Southampton.

I stayed on the site for two nights, and on the second day I took a long circular walk from the site, around Culzean Bay passing beneath the clifftop castle, and back to the site.

The Castle on the rocks overlooking the bay.

Met just a few folk walking dogs.

The cottages at Beggars Know.

A zoomed shot of the castle.

I'm sure this structure below the castle was a former Brewery, for some reason?

Passing under the castle.

The outdoor education centre on the shore.

A really interesting structure on the shore.

The very impressive Culzean Castle as we walked back to the site.

It was a great stop. We only stayed two nights, taking my total nights away in 2022 to 24. The weather was good, except when we were leaving. The rain started and continued all day.

We arrived on a Saturday, and no surprise that the site was busy with caravans, motorhomes and quite a few tents, but the facilities were fantastic and they were certainly adequate even for the numbers on site.


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