Culzean Castle - 18th-Century Scottish StrongholdCulzean  

With its dramatic clifftop setting, rich history, and beautiful natural surroundings, Culzean Castle is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. This 18th-century Scottish castle is packed to the turrets with antique furniture, artworks, and various other unique period objects. Highlights include the Round Drawing Room with its panoramic views of the River Clyde, the Armory (which holds one of the world’s largest collections of swords and pistols), and the grand Oval Staircase. Travelers have three miles of shoreline to explore, encompassing sandy beaches, caves, and rock pools. The Fountain Court and Walled Garden offer colorful views and fruit-filled glasshouses. There are around 40 other quirky historical buildings and follies hidden throughout the estate, from the Pagoda to the Ice House and numerous shops, cafés, and restaurants.

The Brewhouse Flat was part of the circular brewery that Robert Adam added on to the west end of the castle in the 1780s, and today guests can stay in this very space. Beer, the staple drink for all the workers on the estate, was brewed here until Victorian times. Access to the flat is by a private entrance reached by an external stone staircase. The flat sleeps four and includes one double bedroom, one twin bedroom, a sitting/dining room, kitchen, and bathroom.

Credits: National Trust for Scotland / Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle
Culzean Castle Staircase
Culzean Castle Lounge
Culzean Castle Drawing Room
Culzean Castle Room
The Ailsa Suite
Culzean Castle Ailsa Suite Bed
Culzean Castle Room with Fireplace
Culzean Castle Bedroom
Culzean Castle Garden
Beach Walk in Culzean

Etching of Culzean Castle by James Fittler from Scotia Depicta, published 1804

Etching of Culzean Castle by James Fittler from Scotia Depicta, published 1804