Glasgow and Culzhean Castle
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Woke up that morning with everyone getting ready to go to work. I got ready early too, didn't see any point in just hanging around doing nothing. I started off the day by mailing some stuff back home as my luggage was getting heavy, and from there went to the usual Glasgow streets for shopping - Argyle and Buchanan streets, and Princess Square.
From here, headed to the railway station to Ayr, from where I had to catch the public bus which takes about an hour to Culzhean Castle. This Castle, for all its beauty I must say is very difficult to reach. I'm surprised that no effort has been made from the tourism board to make this a more "convenient" place. Having said that, it was all worth it.
The bus drops you off at the gate leading up to the Castle, but the Castle itself is a good 10 minutes walk.
I didn't stay for the Castle tour, I did one of my own and it was quite boring inside. But the views on the outside were great next to the sea. Went for a walk in the garden before taking the long walk to the duck/swan pond where I just sat around listening to my iPod. I walked up to the Greenhouse, then to the deer park and came back to the main building.
This castle apparently was never really a Castle from a royal point of view but a big house that was inhabitated by some...erm...rich people. No wonder the place looked more like a stately home than a Castle beaten down by battles.
I finished the castle by about 5pm, heading back was the pain as the bus frequency to Ayr is quite infrequent. I caught the bus, walked around the pretty town Ayr and finally reached Glasgow by about 7pm. I was dead beat, couldn't walk and just wanted to REST. Dinner was ready when I got back, and we all sat to chat after dinner till about 2 in the morning.