{Adventures} Culzean Castle


High up on the cliffs along the coast of Scotland sits a beautiful castle, you can hear the waves crash against the rocks and sweep out to sea again like dancing ladies throwing their bodies to and fro. Birds fly high in the sky circling as if they are eager to share their stories of the things they have seen. Taking a stroll in the wilderness of the castle creates visions of the past...where a roaring horse and carriage would have sped past carrying persons of highest esteem and wealth. Walk along the garden walls for they speak of fairy tales and truth. Breath in the sweet scent of flowers blooming, greenery spilling forth, overtaking every inch. Hear the haunting echos of those time has left behind, their spirits beckoning you to explore and learn of their heritage. The fountain bubbling over the lily pads hiding the frogs, the fragrant breeze that pulls and pushes you on your way and entices your senses. The closer and closer you get to the door...what enchantments await you...the heart can barely wait...it races...jumps...glides...this is history coming alive...in this moment...you think...what a glorious way to spend the day!

I hope you enjoy darlings...if you want to see pictures from the inside...please go to their website - here and view, as I wasn't allowed to take them inside.

Have a beautiful day






Dainty Doll's Boudoir:

  
Vintage dress - Sew Vintage / Flower hair clip - gift from my lil' beauties / Shoes - thrifted.














Culzean Castle {said like cull - lane} is a castle near Maybole, Carrick, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa, the chief of Clan Kennedy, but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The clifftop castle lies within the Culzean Castle Country Park and is opened to the public. Culzean Castle was constructed as an L-plan castle by order of the 10th Earl of Cassilis. He instructed the architect Robert Adam to rebuild a previous, but more basic, structure into a fine country house to be the seat of his earldom. The castle was built in stages between 1777 and 1792. It incorporates a large drum tower with a circular saloon inside (which overlooks the sea), a grand oval staircase and a suite of well-appointed apartments.
In 1945, the Kennedy family gave the castle and its grounds to the National Trust for Scotland (thus avoiding inheritance tax). In doing so, they stipulated that the apartment at the top of the castle be given to General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower in recognition of his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe during the Second World War. The General first visited Culzean Castle in 1946 and stayed there four times, including once while President of the United States. An Eisenhower exhibition occupies one of the rooms, with mementoes of his lifetime.






{All photos of me taken by Gorgeous Gavin. All other photos taken by me, Kizzy Doll. Please do not use, copy or share without permission. All rights reserved}

{info from castle website & Wikipedia}


78 comments

  1. Your lovely dress adds to the charm of these great pictures :)

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  2. What a lovely castle...
    The gardens look marvelous.
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
    I love your shoes.

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  3. Scotland really does have some of the best landmarks out there in my eyes, these photos are all so beautiful Doll, you truly got to see something special. You look amazing as always too in that dress, the colour suits you perfectly and it's such an elegant look. You've be well suited as the lady of the manor haha :P

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  4. That dress is gorgeous. I love the spray of flowers across the front. Culzean Castle looks beautiful. Living in a relatively young country I love looking at pictures of all the old castles in places like Scotland. We just don't have any buildings that old here.

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  5. Beautiful dress - and love your pictures.
    This place looks amazing.

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  6. Oh Kizzy your beautiful words and images had me dreaming away to castles, and far away shores. Gorgeous Doll - and the pictures of you are exquisite :)
    Have a darling day,
    Axx

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  8. Beautiful! I can't take my eyes off of that fountain!

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  9. I love visiting places like this and exploring their grounds. I could get lost in them for hours dreaming up stories of all that have passed thru. And your dress, my dear, was perfect for the occassion! Enjoy your day :)

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  10. Beautiful pics and amazing dress!!!kisses

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  11. Your pictures always make me feel alive! They are so vivid and beautiful! Needless to say, you look gorgeous! x

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  12. STUNNING! I've always fantasized about living in a castle, they seem so full of magic and beauty. Like I'd want to just hole up and write for days...

    xx,
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  13. Thank you for your lovely comment!!!
    Amazing outfit!!
    I'm a new follower!! Follow me back if you want.. ♥

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  14. I have always wanted to go to one of those castles in UK! ): someday...

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  15. Nice castle dear¡¡ so beautOur looks fab¡¡ love your dress¡¡ xoxo

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  16. Nice castle dear¡¡ so beautOur looks fab¡¡ love your dress¡¡ xoxo

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  17. Beautiful castle dear¡¡ love your dress¡¡ you are so pretty¡¡

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  18. these photos are absolutely beautiful! i was thinking the other day how badly i'd like to go scotland. i wish i was there right now!

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  19. Your dress is beautiful - it has such a great romantic feel! It is so cool to visit a place with such history!

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  20. wonderful pictures! i really love your dress and headpiece, you look gorgeous and beautiful! <3 xx

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  21. You chose such an amazing setting for your images... I've never been to a place like this and have to make it there one day... Lovely!

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  22. Kizzy,

    What a beautiful castle, your photos are gorgeous. I was unaware that the Kennedy clan gave the top apartment to General Dwight D. Eisenhower...what a tribute to a great statesman. He served as our 34th President and was elected two terms from 1953-1961. I learned something new today!

    And it goes without saying that you look marVelous!

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  23. Sheer gorgeousness Kizzy. I love this castle, am sure I must've been Scottish in another life. And you look so beautiful!!! Hoping your week has been equally as lovely!

    xo Mary Jo

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  24. Wow this is so pretty! looks like you had a great day. your dress color suites you so much :-)

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  25. This is simply amazing...beautiful pictures and gorgeous dress :)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  26. Wow..such a beautiful dress. You look like a princess of this castle:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  27. Gorgeous photos of you!!!!
    I love your beautiful vintage dress!!!!
    What a amazing castle!!!! It's a fairytale come to life!!!!
    Hope you had a great weekend!!!!! :-)
    Hugs!!!!! Shannon
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  28. You're dress is to die for! :))

    And you went to Scotland!? How dreamy is that? sigh...

    Thanks for sharing all those beauuuutiful shots! It is too bad you couldn't take any inside though.

    p.s. Where you get your lovely vintage dresses? O.o

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  29. Those images are SO breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing. As for the dress, I wonder what year is from...My mum used to wear one very very similar during the late seventies/early eighties. U look adorable. XOXO

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  30. Amazing pics!! That place is incredible!! I´d love to go to Scotland someday!!
    You look really beautiful too in that vintage dress! Bright colors look so good on you!!
    Have a nice week!
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  31. the castle is beautiful and the scenery is just perfect for your outfit!! <3

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  32. Wow!! Amazing pics!! Love the colour of your dress! You are so beautiful with it!! :) Kisses!

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  33. WOW Kizzy! These are amazing photos, I love your dress, and always interested in a great history lesson.

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  34. Looks like a wonderful place..
    really like castles and the whole vibe around them! The garden is very pretty and what an adorable dress!!

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  35. You've got me on this one! I love castles and you have captured such beauty in your photographs. Aww.. if we could have been a fly on the wall back in the day! Such a sweet duckling and as always - you look stunning!

    xx
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  36. Wow! I love all your pictures! It looks so nice there and your dress is gorgeous!


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  37. I love your blue dress! I think the duck is my cousin... :)

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  38. Such gorgeous pictures, this place sounds amazing and I love the way you describe it...beautiful words.

    xo erica

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  39. I really love the scenery. The flowers are gorgeous and It is clever the way the florals in your dress tie into the flowers in your photos. These photos show a great eye for beauty and nature. I love it!

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  40. Hello! I just stumbled onto your blog and oh my goodness...I really love it! :)
    I really wish I could live in Scotland now ( or even Britain. Somewhere in the UK ) so I can have access to this marvelous castle! It is absolutely breathtaking, from its structure to all the scenery around it.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
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  41. What a beautiful place! So amazing, and thank you for sharing. The duckling made me smile. That shade of blue looks exquisite on you! Take care.

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  42. Amazing pics!! :)

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    xoxo

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  43. thanks for your visit dear¡¡ xoxo

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  44. Hello dear! I’ve just discover your blog ‘cause you also follow Bessie from Bravoe Runway.
    Nice blog you’ve got here!!
    The pictures of the castle are amazing and have made me dreamt away for some minutes. You've got one new follower!!
    I invite you to also visit my blog!
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  45. This post gave me such a thrill because I'm an Ayrshire girl myself (though living in Dublin) so I know the castle well! Your photos are amazing, lady xo

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  46. Cool post, you look beautiful sweetie!:X

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  47. You look lovely in that dress and I loved the photos, the place is beautiful.

    Lau

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  48. You know what - you should be an author! The way you write really captures the reader, and brings him/her straight into that magical world of yours...And about the castle; I think we have found our new home! You and your family can live in one side of it, while I and my gorgeous future husband in the other! Then we can have champagne picnics in the garden every day - wearing our René Lalique jewelry of course! :) I love those pink flowers, and your dress goes perfectly with them! :) <3 <3 <3

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  49. WOW- this place (and your photos) are beautiful!

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  50. Oh it just looks incredible! Such a magical place. And you're such a vision, Kizzy! So gorgeous.

    Hope you're having a fabulous week, love! xoxo

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  51. The floral print at the bottom of your dress is so perfect for the garden background of this castle. These pictures are lovely, and I'm especially loving the one of the duckie.

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  52. Wow, lovely place!! And your dress is really pretty...
    xoxo
    M.

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  53. Wow, I'm going to pretend that I live there!! What a beautiful place. And your dress is gorgeous. Love the color.

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  54. oh wow! fantastic photos! you write so well i can almost feel i was there with you! keep it up!

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  55. Oh, these photos are absolutely beautiful!! You are simply stunning in that dress. Lucky you, finding such a gorgeous vintage dress!

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  56. Kizzy, culzean castle is so beautiful. It just proves that castles, don't have to be dark and gloomy. It has so much life and exuberance in and around it. I love the entrance. Your picture of it makes me feel like I'm there. When you visit historical places like that, I often think of how people got there and maneuvered it's grounds. I'm so glad you talked about that. This post was definitely a treat. Such history! Thank You!
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  57. amazing photos and you dress is so beutiful. looking great :)
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  58. Absolutely gorgeous scenery! I love that pond! =)

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  59. Thanks for your sweet comment and for following muy blog!! It's a pleasure to find well written and structured blogs like yours.
    Keep on writing!!
    xoxo
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  60. This place is almost too beautiful to be real, and you are perfectly dressed to be walking across it!

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  61. wow you look sooo beautiful! that dress is stunning!!! the print is so lovely and sweet :)

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  62. Very beautiful pictures, castle and deer! I love your dress, too, the flower accessory is amazing!

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  63. Lovely photos I love the dress! I would wear that many different ways! :)

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  64. wat a lovely place....and what wonderful prose your wrote..i read the opening words twice!!!


    you look lovely in that serene dress with the lovely flowers!!!

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  65. You look great and you took pictures in one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. Plus, I love the duckling!!

    *Erin

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  66. How beautiful - both you and the castle.
    The photographs are stunning and that broken stone you noticed in the last pic - how magical is that?

    I really need to try to get into the habit of wearing more dresses, day to day, I'm a bit of a careless tomboy type.

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  67. Doll face, this post is amazing. Your writing had me floating among the lilly pads on a fragrant flower, your dress I want, and you live in a place full of culture and beauty. Thoroughly enjoyed. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  68. Pretty dress and gorgeous photos. I love your blog!
    I just signed up as your newest follower I'd love it if we could follow each other!

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  69. Lovely photos!!! And your dress is just perfect for this place :)))

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  70. lovely photos and a grougeous dress. great post!

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  71. Oh, how I would love to visit Scotland and all the castles in Europe, if I could! You must travel a lot?! -Jessica L

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