Being a MacLellan descendant, my husband was very excited to go to the castle (and his mom was very excited too - now we just need to get her there!). We drove from Glasgow, which was a pleasant drive (drove back via Ayr - very much worth the little bit of extra time). Having seen photos on the internet of the façade, we were pleasantly surprised to find more in tact that we expected (I mean, there's still no roof or anything, but we didn't even think there was going to be much of an upstairs). Beware the pidgeons that will fly near/at your head. We were the only ones in the castle the entire time we were there. The man in the gift shop was fantastic. After finding out we were here to see the "family castle," he promised to tell the story of castle after we looked around. So, after spending some time in the castle, we came back to the shop and got a 20 minute lecture on the family history, including the castle itself, the family crest and plenty of other interesting facts. He could not have been nicer. And then we proceeded to spend a ridiciulous amount of money in the gift shop (the family needs souvenirs and this was the ONLY gift shop where we found any MacLellan clan souvenirs (other than a keychain and magnet in the large clan shop by Edinburgh Castle) - keep this in mind if you are a MacLellan visiting from abroad.) Even if there is no family reason to go here, it is a nice place to stop if you happen to be in this area of Scotland. (Plus the town is cute.)
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