Big air at Ayrshire’s castle in the sky

One of the UK’s top BMX demo teams is dropping in to the National Trust for Scotland’s Culzean Castle and Country Park on Sunday 18 September as part of a celebration of pedal power.

The 3SIXTY bicycle stunt team will be amongst the attractions at the historic estate’s first ever cycling festival. They’ll be performing amazing tricks in the beautiful grounds of Culzean Castle.

Bikes, trikes and unicycles are all welcome at the event which is intended to encourage visitors to discover a new dimension to the historic Ayrshire estate’s heritage. Visitors can pick up a map and get going on their own adventure, or head out on a guided Cycle Safari using fabulous electric bikes supplied by 'The Hub'.

Event organiser Hannah Teasdale said:

“We are so excited to have 3SIXTY taking part in our first ever cycling festival. There is so much to explore at Culzean and we hope that by bringing their bikes, visitors will get the chance to see much more of the estate than usual and discover something new about the amazing heritage of this incredible place.”

There will also be a ‘smoothie cycle’ set up to create healthy and delicious energy-giving drinks and local children’s charity Killie Can Cycle will be on hand to talk about their work to provide low cost bikes to the local community and children in third world countries. Visit the website for the full programme – www.nts.org.uk .

Culzean is the perfect place for a day out for all the family - whether you're a keen walker, a gardener, interested in architecture or happy just to soak up some history. Robert Adam's 18th-century masterpiece - a real 'castle in the air' - is perched on a cliff high above the crashing waves of the Firth of Clyde.

The castle itself boasts a spectacular Oval Staircase, the impressive Armoury and the Circular Saloon, with its panoramic views over the Clyde. The extensive grounds are perfect for exploring with a deer park, swan pond, miles of woodland walks.

Don’t miss the Adventure Cove play park - a Culzean mini-me that kids can climb all over. Located at the Swan Pond, Adventure Cove mimics many of Culzean’s features – it’s got a viaduct, smuggler’s caves and is even has an ‘Eisentower’, in honour of the castle’s US connection.

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