A little over 30 miles to the south-west of Glasgow, in North Ayrshire, you'll find Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, set amidst some of Scotland's most beautiful woodlands. Based around a 13th century castle that's had a unique makeover, Kelburn Country Centre features exciting play areas, breathtaking woodlands and glen, beautiful gardens and many features of historical interest. The Kelburn grounds have been owned by the Boyle family since the 1100s. The historic house is packed full of heritage and tradition. Tours are run daily throughout the summer months and give an insight into the … [Read more...] about Graffiti on a 13th Century Castle? Really?
If you are looking for something to do in Scotland that combines not only fun, but some great history and stories of our bloody past, then should look no further than a visit to one or two of our many castles in Scotland; from rambling ruins to stately homes they’re a great window on the past. Many, like Edinburgh and Stirling were once home to kings while others like Inveraray or Drumlanrig are still home to ancient families. There are castles built to defend the territory of a clan and there are those such as Caerlaverock or Urquhart that were built to defend Scotland; from enemies … [Read more...] about Why Scotland’s Castles are Great Places to Visit