Culzean lec­ture

Ayrshire Post - - NEWS -

The his­tory of one of Ayr’s most pic­turesque es­tates was up for dis­cus­sion with Ayr Ro­tary Club.

Bill Rogers gave a hugely en­ter­tain­ing and amus­ing talk along with a vir­tual tour of Culzean Cas­tle at the club.

Built by the Kennedy fam­ily in the late 1500s, the im­pres­sive cas­tle was re­paired by Sir Thomas Kennedy when he suc­ceeded to the ti­tle Earl of Cas­sil­lis in 1762.

But it was his brother David who, on Thomas’ death, be­came more dar­ing and ad­ven­tur­ous and trans­formed it from a dowdy fortress to a grand, ro­man­tic and fash­ion­able cas­tle.

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