Culzean Castle and garden

1 Day Tour – Culzean Castle, Burns country and Ayrshire coast

Discover the rich tapestry of Scottish history and culture on our captivating Culzean Castle Burns Country and Ayrshire coast tour departing from Glasgow. This full-day guided tour takes you on a journey through some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks, offering a blend of historical significance and natural wonder.

Turnberry castle ruin – Robert the Bruce’s birth place

Our adventure begins with a scenic drive south from Glasgow to Turnberry Castle, a place of great historical importance. It was here, in the heart of Ayrshire, that the legendary King Robert the Bruce was born. You’ll have the opportunity to explore what’s left of the ruins of this medieval fortress and immerse yourself in the stories of Scotland’s heroic past. Gaze out over the rugged coastline where you will see Ailsa Craig to the south west and if you look directly west you will see another of our tour locations, the Isle of Arran otherwise known as Scotland in miniature.

Culzean Castle

Continuing our journey, we head to Culzean Castle, a jewel of Ayrshire. Perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the Firth of Clyde, Culzean Castle is a masterpiece of Georgian architecture. Its stunning setting and lush gardens make it a photographer’s dream. Inside, you’ll find an array of lavish rooms, each filled with historical treasures and art. Delve into the paintings to uncover their inherent truth. The castle also boasts a fascinating history, having once been the home of the Kennedy family. It now belongs to an incredible charity, the National trust for Scotland which looks after many properties all over Scotland.

Magic road

Leaving Culzean Castle behind, we pass through the enigmatic Electric Brae. This natural phenomenon is a gravity hill, where a car seemingly defies gravity by rolling uphill. It’s a fascinating optical illusion that has baffled visitors for centuries.

Robert Burns birthplace museum

Our next stop is the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, a tribute to Scotland’s national poet. Here, you’ll gain insight into the life and work of Robert Burns, one of the most celebrated poets in the world. Learn about the poet’s enduring legacy. With an extensive collection of over 5000 manuscripts and countless other artefacts associated with Robert Burns. The museum stands as the foremost custodian of Robert Burns memorabilia worldwide. We will also see a few other landmarks from the great bards poem, Tam O’Shanter.

Return to Glasgow

As the day draws to a close, we’ll make our way back to Glasgow, taking with us the memories of a day filled with history, natural wonders, and the indelible spirit of Scotland. This Culzean Castle, Burns Country, and Ayrshire tour promises to be an unforgettable experience that you will always remember.

Burns Cottage, Alloway, Ayrshire

1 Day Tour – The Life of Robert Burns

The Life of Robert Burns tour.

Village of Alloway

Embark on a captivating journey through time on our “The life of Robert Burns Tour”. Explore the enduring legacy of Scotland’s cherished poet Robert Burns. Our “Life of Robert Burns” tour begins in the picturesque village of Alloway, where the Bard of Ayrshire was born on January 25, 1759, in a humble cottage. Step back in time as you wander through the cottage where Robert Burns spent his formative years. This charming village provides the perfect backdrop to explore the early years and influences that shaped his poetic genius.

Locations from the Poem Tam O’Shanter

You will get the chance to explore one of Scotland’s most famous bridges. Made famous by the Robert Burns poem Tam O’Shanter. It is also in this very poem that you come across the Auld Alloway Kirk (old Alloway church). This is where Tam sees the witches and warlocks dancing around the fire in which the devil himself is present. We will also visit renowned landmarks like the Burns National Monument and the Burns Birthplace Museum, delving into the life and works of Scotland’s beloved bard.

Exploring other parts in Ayrshire

Once we leave Alloway we journey throughout Ayrshire where you will discover the picturesque landscapes that inspired his verses. Our Scotland tour takes you through more of Robert Burns historical sites, immersing you in the rich tapestry of Scottish culture and heritage. As we travel through the breathtaking Scottish countryside, you’ll experience the very essence of Scotland that ignited Burns’ creative spirit.

Dumfries, Burns final years

Our tour concludes in Dumfries, where we pay our respects at his final resting place. Join us on this captivating Scotland tour and let the poetic legacy of Robert Burns enchant your senses. Our odyssey through the life of Robert Burns concludes in Dumfries, where he spent his later years and found his final resting place. Pay your respects at his mausoleum and reflect on the enduring legacy of this literary giant, whose works continue to resonate with people of all ages.