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Culzean Castle (pronounced cull-ANE: see yogh) is a castle near Maybole on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. It is the former home of the Marquess of Ailsa but is now owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The castle lies with the Culzean Castle Country Park and is opened to the public. The castle is also famous for appearing on the back of five pound notes issued by the Royal Bank of Scotland. Yogh is a letter used in Middle English and Middle Scots, representing y (IPA: ) and various velar phonemes. ... The main gatehouse of Harlech Castle, Wales. ... Maybole is a burgh of barony and police burgh of Ayrshire, Scotland. ... Ayrshire (Siorrachd Inbhir Àir in Scottish Gaelic) is a traditional county in south-west Scotland, located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... The title of Marquess of Ailsa was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1831 for Archibald Kennedy, 12th Earl of Cassilis. ... The standard of the NTS The National Trust for Scotland, or NTS, describes itself as The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotlands natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy. ... The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE: RBS) is one of Scotlands four national clearing banks and one of the oldest in the UK, founded in Edinburgh in 1727 by Royal Charter. ...


Cuzlean castle was the constructed as an L Plan Castle by the orders of David Kennedy, 10th Earl of Cassilis. He instructed the architect Robert Adam to rebuild a previous, but more basic, stately house into a fine castle to be the seat of his earldom. The castle was built in stages between 1777 and 1792. It incorporated a large drum tower with a circular saloon inside (which overlooks the sea), a grand oval staircase and a suite of well-appointed apartments. Kedleston Hall. ... 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Dwight Eisenhower stayed briefly at the castle during World War II. After the war ended, the Kennedy family gifted the castle and its grounds to the nation (mainly to avoid inheritance tax). In doing so, they stipulated that the apartment at the top of the castle be gifted to General Eisenhower as a thank-you for his part in winning the war. The General stayed at Culzean Castle several times including once while President of the United States. An Eisenhower exhibition takes up one of the rooms of the castle, with mementos of his lifetime. Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890–March 28, 1969), American soldier and politician, was the 34th President of the United States (1953–1961) and supreme commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II, with the rank of General of the Army. ... Combatants Allied Powers Axis Powers Commanders {{{commander1}}} {{{commander2}}} Strength {{{strength1}}} {{{strength2}}} Casualties 17 million military deaths 8 million military deaths {{{notes}}} World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. ... Inheritance tax, also known in some countries outside the United States as a death duty and referred to as an estate tax within the U.S, is a form of tax imposed upon the transfer of the property of the estate of a deceased person that is left to a... The presidential seal was first used by president Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii The President of the United States of America (often abbreviated to POTUS) is the head of state of the United States. ...


The castle was used as the ancestral home of Lord Summerisle (played by Christopher Lee) in the 1973 film The Wicker Man. Christopher Lee portrays Count Dooku in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE (born May 27, 1922 in Belgravia, London) is a legendary and prolific English actor known for his versatility and film longevity. ... The Wicker Man is a cult 1973 British film containing thriller, horror and musical elements, directed by Robin Hardy, written by Anthony Shaffer. ...


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