Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Necropolis and Culzean Castle and Country Park

Sunday evening we took a quick walk through the Glasgow Necropolis. It is a cemetery located adjacent to the Glasgow Cathedral and it has been on my list of things to see in Glasgow since we moved her almost 2 years ago. After a quiet day on Sunday, we decided to check it out. Of course the boys had lots of questions about why we would want to go to the cemetery, and better yet, who is in there??

It's in a beautiful location and has fabulous views of the city. We walked around for a while checking out the views and enjoying the fresh air.

This is the crew at the top. (notice their cemetery pose-except Ashleigh!)

Then we took Ashleigh, Davis, and Ethan's friend William to our favorite Wagamama! It was a fun, relaxing day.

Monday, we headed to Culzean Castle in Ayr on the West Coast of Scotland. It is very near the location of the Open this past weekend and Ashleigh picked it out of the guidebook as a place she's like to see. There are so many things to do and places to see here that we really do have to look at the books, check the weather and our moods and decide on the day. This is a castle that we'd never been to and it was fantastic. http://www.nts.org.uk/Property/97/

It rained most of the day but we spent all day outside exploring this vast estate. They have a deer park, a swan pond, a play park, a coastal path, the castle and many forest walks on the grounds. The boys even enjoyed the castle because they'd hidden mini Lego figures in each of the rooms as a treasure hunt for the boys. Ashleigh and I enjoyed that just as much as the 4 boys did.

It was another terrific day out and we plan to return there in the near future.

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Oh, Gwen! How fun to have all those cousins visit! Know you are having a great summer. Our trip to the states is coming to a close - we will talk soon! Love you!