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Did you know that Culzean Castle was made Scotland’s first countryside park in 1969? The 18th century castle near Maybole has another unique claim-to-fame: in 1945 as a gesture of thanks for America’s decisive part in WWII a so-called ‘National Guest Flat’ there was given to General Eisenhower to use for the rest of his life. We’re not talking studio flat either: there are six double bedrooms and large dining and drawing rooms.

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