Sign up for fun with the forces at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle and Country Park in Ayrshire for their annual Forces in the Field event on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August.
Culzean will celebrate its military connections with two days showcasing an exciting array of historical military personnel, visitors can see the weaponry, vehicles and operational equipment from a range of representatives from the armed forces from throughout history.
Brought to life with compelling living history displays, it’s an excellent opportunity to learn more about military history and see how it compares with the experience of the modern military. The British Legion Pipe band will also perform.
Property Manager Sinclair Williamson said: “Forces in the Field day is one of our most popular annual events. Culzean actually has an impressive armoury – it’s one of the best collections of its type in the UK, so if you haven’t explored that yet, this event is the perfect time.”
The Kennedy family who once owned Culzean have a long military association, including setting up the Ayrshire Yeomanry which was active for over 200 years until 1999, and they also gifted an apartment in the castle to General Eisenhower in 1945 as a thank you for his work during the war effort. Eisenhower visited the castle several times.
The programme runs on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August from 11am until 4pm. For further information please call 01655 884400.
Culzean is the perfect place for a day out for all the family - whether you’re a keen walker, a gardener, interested in architecture or happy just to soak up some history. Robert Adam’s 18th-century masterpiece - a real ‘castle in the air’ - is perched on a cliff high above the crashing waves of the Firth of Clyde.
The castle itself boasts a spectacular Oval Staircase, the impressive Armoury and the Circular Saloon, with its panoramic views over the Clyde.