Eisen­hower’s Scot­tish re­treat

The Week Middle East - - Consumer Leisure -

Perched dra­mat­i­cally on a cliff with views across the Firth of Clyde to Ar­ran, Culzean Cas­tle is ar­chi­tect Robert Adam’s great­est mas­ter­piece. Now over­seen by the Na­tional Trust for Scot­land, it also con­tains one of the UK’s most at­mo­spheric small ho­tels, says Ja­son Al­lardyce in The Sun­day Times – an “el­e­gant” top floor apart­ment that, in 1945, was given to Gen­eral (later Pres­i­dent) Eisen­hower, to thank him for his wartime service com­mand­ing Scot­tish troops into bat­tle in Eu­rope. He fell in love with the place, and vis­ited four times. Known as “The Eisen­hower”, it feels al­most “like an­other world”, steeped in his­tory and “laden with trea­sures”. The beds are com­fort­able, the break­fasts “splen­did” and there’s much of in­ter­est in the grounds, in­clud­ing “de­light­ful” beaches and two well-equipped chil­dren’s play ar­eas. Rooms start from £175 b&b (01655-884455, www.culzeaneisen­hower.com).

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