The 'magnificent Castle' of Culzean and the Kennedy Family
Explore Culzean Castle with this book!Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast is the most visited property of the National Trust for Scotland. This lavishly illustrated book tells the whole history of the castle. Michael Moss has carried out extensive research, drawing on estate records, original plans and family correspondence to create a major new history of the castle and a fascinating account of the running of a Scottish country estate. With new pictures, many of them in colour, and an accessible style, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and Scottish architecture.Built in the late sixteenth century above a network of caves, the castle became a centre for smuggling during the eighteenth century. Sir Thomas Kennedy, 9th Earl of Cassillis, went on an extended grand tour in the 1750s and returned full of ideas as to how to improve his vast estates and home. His brother and heir commissioned Robert Adam to create his masterpiece and became bankrupt as a result. The estate was rescued when wealthy American cousins inherited it in 1792. Archibald Kennedy, 1st Marquess of Ailsa, completed the house and lavished money on the property.Key Features:*Major new account of Culzean's history, going back four hundred years.*Beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated, with many new pictures.*Includes easy-to-read story of the family, plus family tree.*Essential reading for anyone interested in Scottish history and Adam architecture.
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1oth Earl 2nd Marquess Alexander Hunter April Archibald Kennedy August Ayrshire Bargany boat British brother Captain Kennedy Cassillis House Cassillis MSS Cassillis's castle CCEO Charles Countess Craiglure Culzean Castle Culzean estate death debts December dining room Duke Dunnottar Earl of Cassillis Earl of Eglinton Earl's Edinburgh eldest expenditure factor factory accounts farm father February financial papers Glasgow horses House of Dun Ibid improvements income James January John Kennedy July June Kennedy to Sir Kennedy's Kilkerran King Lady Ailsa land later ledger letter Lord Loch lodge London Lord Ailsa Lord Ailsa's correspondence Lord Cassillis Lord Grenville Lord Kennedy March Marchioness Marquess of Ailsa Maybole ment National Trust November October racing rent Robert Adam Royal sailed Scotland Scottish September shooting Sir Archibald Sir John Sir Thomas Kennedy summer tenants Thomas Kennedy Trust for Scotland Turnberry walled garden wife William wrote yacht