Culzean Castle is built on a cliff to the south of Ayr and is owned and
run by the National Trust for Scotland. It is rightly one of the top tourist
attractions in Scotland.
The interior by Robert Adam is stunning and the entire park in which the castle sits
is an excellent place for a day out both for those interested in history and those with
families and young children.
The souvenir shop is in the stable yard this side of the clock and
this angle also gives a very impressive view of the cliffs on which the castle is built.
From this viewpoint you can see the castle, courtyard and stable block.
The guns (mortars?) are purely for show. Culzean was never that sort of castle.