Tuesday, 26 August 2014
A Few Days in Scotland!
So if you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed (my constant tweets for the last few weeks) that I was going to Scotland this bank holiday weekend. Scotland is somewhere I have visited before - Edinburgh and Glasgow - and have wanted to go back for sometime. This time we went to the South West coast and stayed in Ayr.
We are big castle and history fans and knowing there was lots to see and do we were really excited we stayed in the Mercure hotel. I must say the hotel was very tired and could do with an update but the friendliness of the staff and the proximity to the beach (including the sea view) more than made up for it.
The beach is my favourite place to be, but due to how packed the beaches near to us such as Llandudno or Crosby get we don't often bother. Ayr was pretty much empty and there was a huge space to walk around and the sea was lovely and clear. It was also full of Jelly Fish!
On the first day we went to Culzearn Castle, which was absolutely beautiful. It boasts the largest collections of Weapons to have ever seen battle in one room. We also did the Robbie Burns birthplace museum. This has recently been updated and has some great interactive features. We then went to Dundur, this has a ruined castle and the most beautiful bay. We also stopped at a gorgeous little Cafe for a fish finger roll!
For the evening we stopped at the Watefront in Ayr, which was one of the best meals we have ever had. The food was yummy, the drinks fantastic and the service excellent.
The second day we were both very tired so we did a little less. We went to Kilmarnock in the morning, this town boasts some pretty impressive statues, but generally. I would give this a miss. We also went to Dean Castles and Gardens,stopped at a beautiful Abbey on the side of the road and had a delicious afternoon tea at Glenapp Castle.
I can honestly say this was one of the best trips I have ever had - and it has got us planning more!
Have you been to this part of the world? What did you think?
Ps I never remember to take pictures!