Dundonald Castle and Ayrshire

A late start to Saturday as we let the girls sleep in while Kerrie and I had breakfast and headed off to do some laundry.

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The day was then spent driving around and exploring Ayrshire in Scotland. However first stop was shopping in Ayr where I went off for a coffee and to blog while all three of the girls purchased new hiking boots.

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Ayr is a costal town and not a lot to do for tourists, more a place to relax and enjoy good food as we have liked the food here. The Ayr Town Centre is nothing special just the standard shops and cafes. Prestwick is better for cafe’s and independent shops. We had a great lunch at Murray’s Cafe Deli in Prestwick. Great cakes and coffee too.

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We visited Dundonald Castle which is a fortified tower house built for Robert II on his accession to the throne of Scotland in 1371 and it was used as a royal residence by the early Stewart kings for the next 150 years.  The hill on which Dundonald stands has a been occupied since around 2000 BCE. The first hill fort was built around 500 – 200 BCE and remained in use until around 1000 AD.

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The girls spent some time playing leap frog on the hill at Dundonald Castle.

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