1-day trip: Ayrshire   Leave a comment

Sunday 26 December 2006
 
Short trip to Ayr. Cami and I leave without knowing very well where to go. We head south, towards Ayr. The sky is very, very blue, no cloud. On our way, very close to Kilmarnock, there is the Dean Castle. We decide to have a stop, and it is worth. The castle is in the middle of a park, with a beautiful garden. The visit is free, but you have to knock the door. A guy opens and tells us there will be a guided tour in half an hour. So we have a walk in the park and then we come back, a bit late. But the guy is waiting for us, since no one else came for the tour! He explains us how they were living there and shows us some rooms. At the end, he starts to tell us stories about a ghost living in the castle, and about strange things which happened while he was there, also with tourists. He has been quite friendly with us! Despite what he says about it, there should not be so many tourists there.
It’s almost noon, and still no cloud in the sky. We reach Ayr, where we have lunch in a tiny, hidded restaurant in the city centre. Ayr is nice for shopping: there are a lot of people walking, a lot of beautiful shops, and a big "kind of" shopping centre in the open air. The Christmas atmosphere is evident, and the lights on the street are nice, especially on sunset. Still no cloud at all.
Ayr is on the firth of the river Ayr, so we decide to have a short walk along it, and then we reach the seaside, from where we can see the Isle of Arran, and all the coast.
It’s 5 pm, already dark, so we start our way back to Glasgow. Very nice trip, 1 hour from Glasgow by car. I think I’ll come back quite often!
 
I put some pictures of this trip! Bye!
 
Matteo
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Posted December 10, 2006 by mtcerio in Viaggi

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