Culzean Castle & Robert Burns Day Tour from Glasgow

Immerse yourself as you explore the opulent Culzean Castle, perched majestically on the Ayrshire cliffs, and immerse yourself in the rich history of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. From the grandeur of Culzean to the poetic legacy of Burns, this tour promises a journey through time and heritage, offering a glimpse into the soul of Scotland’s past and its enduring literary and architectural wonders.
Departing

Glasgow

Price

£550

Duration

8 Hours

Tour Details

Explore the humble beginnings of Scotland’s most famous and celebrated poet, Robert Burns. Visit the birthplace of ‘Rabbie Burns’ and see his handwritten manuscripts up close and over 5,000 artefacts. Whether you’re an avid fan of literature or you want to experience the wilderness of the Ayrshire coast, this tour is bound to capture your heart as you admire the coastal drives and the spectacular Culzean Castle.

Itinerary

Starting at your hotel (or location of your choice), your very own personal driver will pick you up to start your adventure. Depending on where we collect you from, we will choose the best route to show you all that the tour has to offer.

As you leave Glasgow, you’ll be amazed at how quickly city life disappears and the rural countryside transpires before you. On the way to Ayrshire, you’ll pass through Eaglesham Moore, an extremely picturesque part of Scotland where rolling hills meet the road.

Mixing the old with the new, your first stop will be Whitelee Wind Farm. You’ll get to see what was the largest on-shore turbine farm in Europe – which generates enough power for 300,000 homes! It’s very impressive to see these spectacular wind turbines up close.

As you head towards the coast, you’ll pass many delightful landscapes and views over the sea. Along the way, your guide will point out any places of interest and tell you stories of ancient times gone by.

With its truly spectacular cliff-side location, Culzean Castle is truly as impressive as it sounds. The grounds are extensive, bursting with things to do. From deer parks to swan pools and a stunning, secluded beach, you could spend the entire day here. The castle also has many apartments and rooms, one of which was gifted to President Eisenhower to use whenever he wanted.

As you drive along the coast to the next destination, you will get to see Dunure Castle. Another beautiful castle, with a fantastic cliff-side location, but this time you’ll see the silhouette of the ruined walls. There is also a rather great (yet gruesome!) story from the 1500s, when Earl Gilbert was trying to seize the lands and roasted the Commentator of Crossraguel on a spit over a fire… if you like this kind of story, your guide will no doubt tell you more. Or, if you’re an ‘Outlander’ fan, you might recognise Dunure Castle as the location where Claire and Jamie watch young Ian swim out to Silkies’ Island in Season 3.

The final location is all about the man himself: ‘Rabbie Burns’. Born and bred in Ayrshire, you will get to visit Burns’ family home and see the places that inspired his most famous poems and songs. Once you’ve marvelled at his handwritten manuscripts and poured over the 5,000 artefacts, we’ll take you back to Glasgow through the most scenic views once more.

Our driver will ensure you are returned to your collection point safely.

Tour Map

INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS

Private day tour for up to 7 people.
Expert tour driver with years of knowledge and experience.
Pick up from any central Glasgow location.
Luxurious, Mercedes-Benz MPV as your vehicle with 4G WiFi.
Group WhatsApp for communicating with your driver.
Lunch
Access to attraction(s)
Gratuities
Private day tour for up to 7 people.
Expert tour driver with years of knowledge and experience.
Pick up from any central Glasgow location.
Luxurious, Mercedes-Benz MPV as your vehicle with 4G WiFi.
Group WhatsApp for communicating with your driver.
Lunch
Access to attraction(s)
Gratuities

Important Information

Meeting point
  • Edinburgh or Glasgow, we we come to you! So once you have booked your tour we will be with you at the specified time on the day of the trip!
  • Traveling by Sea? We can pick you up at the Cruise Terminals in and around Edinburgh or Greenock.
  • Don’t worry if you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, you can continue to book and confirm these details with us later.
Contact
  • We typically reconfirm all details no later than 48 hours before your travel date. For extra reassurance our team is here should you have any questions so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.
  • Your guide who will typically aim to be with you 5-10 minutes before your departure time. Unless you tell us otherwise we will always provide the lead passenger’s details which can be used to co-ordinate meeting up should there be any parking restrictions and/or delays at your pick-up point.
  • Upon request, we can arrange a WhatsApp group allowing you to co-ordinate with us and your fellow travellers.
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes and a waterproof jacket is recommended.​
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed).
Covid-19 precautions – Good to Go!
  • Safety measures in place including daily regular Lateral Flow Tests by all our guides.
  • Our vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised daily.
  • Based on current government guidelines masks are discretionary. ​

Please refer to our FAQ for any additional queries you may, alternatively feel free to contact us if you need to get in touch.

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