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What to expect

Robert Burns was inspired by the landscapes and stories engulfing the region and this day tour from Glasgow takes you to all those places which inspired the Scottish poet. Day tours are quite popular among visitors as they are the perfect way to explore this part of the country in a day or so. The Scottish Highlands has a lot to offer and a ticket for these Glasgow tours include a trip of 8.5 hours in a luxury mini-coach, a stop at Culzean Castle and Country Park, a stupendous view of the Firth of Clyde from the clifftop, a trip to Dunure and the Ayrshire coast, the museum in the birthplace of Robert Burns, a trip to Alloway Old Church, a stop at Brig o' Doon Bridge, and a trip to Whitelee Windfarm. A tour guide, fluent in English, will help you with all the facts and history of these places in Scotland. Take the trip now, get Culzean Castle day trip tickets now.

About The Culzean Castle, Burns Country & Ayrshire Coast Day Tour From Glasgow

What is Culzean Castle famous for?

Overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Culzean Castle is a castle located in the area of Maybole in South Ayrshire. This is on the west coast of the country of Scotland. The former chief of Clan Kennedy, the Marquess of Ailsa, lived here, but the castle is now under the care and ownership of the National Trust for Scotland. It is a clifftop castle and is open to the public for exploration. It is located within the Culzean Country Park.

The castle is known for its stunning oval staircase, painted ceilings, and circular saloon. Culzean Castle is one of the biggest and greatest creations of Robert Adam, who made this castle for the 10th Earl of Cassillis from 1777 and 1792.

See this fantastically romantic castle on the tour of Culzean Castle Country Park where the grounds are open to the public. Culzean is used for weddings and other functions and has six bedrooms for the guests to stay in.

General Eisenhower stayed at Culzean Castle in the autumn of 1946.

What is Burns Country known for?

Robert Burns was a poet from Scotland and probably the most famous Scot in the world. Robert Burns is considered the national poet of Scotland and Robert Burns Country gives you a tour of Ayrshire. The pretty villages and the romantic ancient ruins in Ayrshire inspired the Scottish poet greatly. He wrote mostly in the Scottish dialect and he was born in Alloway, a little village just a few miles away from Ayrshire. He was born in 1759 and he spent the first seven years in Alloway. His house still stands there and is a museum now for all visitors to see.

What is the Ayrshire Coast known for?

The Ayrshire Coast is known for being a rich farming country and you will see a lot of small villages and towns in this area. Robert Burns was inspired by these locations which were very near to his hometown.

What do you see on this day trip?

You can compare these day tours to real life live poems in the world and that's what these tours are, a poem out of Robert Burns' mind. Robert Burns was inspired by all the Scottish beauty around him, and you will be too. Take country walks, check out the castle and church ruins, and have your lunch on the cliffside.

As you travel through Culzean Country Park, the farming country, take a tour of the 18th-century castle and take a walk in the gardens. See some wildlife while there and let the poems flow through your head. Take a woodland track and relax at your own leisure. Walk to the cliffs and check out astonishing views of the Firth of Clyde. Check out the rolling hills, sandy beaches, rocky coves, walled gardens, and some swans and deer for you to take photos of. You can have your lunch on those cliffs amongst the atmosphere. After lunch, go to Dunure and learn about the dark history and the sinister past of the fishing village. Check out the ancient ruined castle in the village.

Go to the visitors' centre in Alloway and learn some facts about where Robert Burns got his inspiration for his songs and poems. Riverside walks along the haunted old church will surely give you something to think about while heading back to Glasgow.

Leave the beaten track and go on smaller roads where large coaches cannot reach. Feel the Highlands around you on this tour. Also, check out Europe’s largest wind farm in Whitelee Windfarm. This is a splendid space that powers 180,000 homes in Scotland with clean energy and is located near Renfrewshire. Take the tour from Glasgow now.

What can I expect from this trip?

Expect to tour the dreamy Scottish Highlands from Glasgow on this tour of all the places that inspired Robert Burns. Also, check out the birthplace museum of Burns after a tour of Culzean Castle, cliffs, Dunure, Ayrshire Coast, Alloway Old Church, Brig o' Doon Bridge, and Whitelee Windfarm, along with your English speaking guide.

From Glasgow, there are also other tour packages to Glencoe, Fort William, Loch Lomond National Park, Trossachs National Park, Loch Ness, and Rannoch Moor.

What age is this day trip suitable for?

The minimum age for the tour from Glasgow is five years. However, do double-check while booking your tickets. Children must be accompanied by adults on this tour.

How long does this trip take?

The duration of the tour is eight hours 30 minutes.

Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs

Where does the Culzean Castle, Burns Country & Ayrshire Coast day trip start and end?

The meeting point of the tour from Glasgow is Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station, Killermont Street, G2 3NW, Glasgow. Go to the stands between 23 and 32 and show your ticket to board the bus.

How do I get to the trip's departure point?

Take the M6 road to reach the destination. From London, it will take around seven hours to complete the journey.

Glasgow Queen Street is the nearest train station and is just minutes away.

You can also travel via air to Glasgow airport.

When should I arrive at the departure point?

Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour from Glasgow. Latecomers won't be accommodated and no refund will be initiated in such cases.

The departure time is 9:30 a.m.

Where can I park?

Concert Square Car Park and Buchanan Galleries Car Park are nearest to the meeting point.

Where are the toilet facilities while on the trip?

There will be bathroom stops along the tour.

What facilities are available on the coach?

On the 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, you will get comfortable seats and air conditioning.

Is the trip accessible?

It is not wheelchair accessible. Do check for more details while booking your tickets.

Where can I eat on the trip?

You can have your lunch at the clifftop and near the mountains. Here are some other recommendations near the meeting point: Tinderbox, Cafe Bonbon, Cranachan, and The Lab.

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