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Culzean Castle in Ayrshire

An apartment in Culzean Castle in Ayrshire was given to General Eisenhower for his lifetime as recognition for his role as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe.

Photo © Alan Scott

A Guide for Travelers to Scotland

The name of Scotland stirs thoughts of brilliant green marshes and castle towers rising from the mist. Yet the land is also known for its more contemporary architecture, and most especially for the design ideas of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Begin your exploration of Scottish architecture here.

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Famous Architects from Scotland:

  • Alexander Thomson (1817-1875)
    Noted for his adaptations of Greek Classical architecture to Victorian Scotland, especially the Caledonia Road Church in Glasgow, Thomson became known as "Greek Thomson."
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928)
    The celebrated Scottish architect and designer helped shape the Craftsman approach to building.

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