The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

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The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:10 pm

The Electric Brae at Croy Shore in Ayrshire, on the A719, just north of Culzean Castle on the road to Dunure near Ayr, is a well-known optical illusion.

If you are holidaying or passing through this area it is worth a visit.
There is a very nice safe and shallow sandy beach called Croy Shore between the Brae and Culzean Castle and where I used to snorkel for flounders when a teenage motorcyclist.

After visiting the beach, the Brae and perhaps Culzean Castle you can visit the nearby small picturesque fishing harbours of Maidens to the South and Dunure to the North.

Here is a good YouTube video of the Electric Brae with an explanation of the illusion:

https://youtu.be/BRzwNycQTok
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Re: The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

Postby george baker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:27 pm

Hi
a place I have wanted to go to for years

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Re: The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

Postby Bill Smithson » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:21 pm

Hi Ced
Maidens to the South.
I had a very nice couple of nights there at The Malin Court Hotel last October and I've booked a third stay again for this year. The meals are first class as indeed is the rest of the venue.
http://www.malincourt.co.uk/hotel-welcome.html
However next time I will not be taking a 'shortcut' in the dark via Straiton!! #-o

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Re: The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:50 pm

Hi
a place I have wanted to go to for years

George

It's about 40 miles from me George! :smile:
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Re: The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:56 pm

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However next time I will not be taking a 'shortcut' in the dark via Straiton!! #-o

You went through Straiton in the DARK? !!! 8-[

Bill - even the locals don't go out then!

You do know that you were only a few miles from Alloway Auld Kirk? :

http://www.robertburns.org.uk/Assets/Po ... hanter.htm
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PS:
Thanks for the Hotel link!
I was looking for somewhere around 50 miles from me to take Irene for a summer break as she has been unwell for the last year.
It has to be fairly close so I can get her home quickly if necessary.
We had a 1 night break locally on St. Valentine's day as a trial but she took unwell again the next day - might have been the bottle of wine reacting with her medication though (no alcohol #-o ).
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Re: The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

Postby george baker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:01 pm

Hi Ced
I thought it was much further away, I must see if I can get up there this year cos I missed out in 2017

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Re: The Electric Brae at Croy Shore, Ayrshire

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:54 am

Sounds like a great run out for me... around 300 miles via some great roads. One for the summer methinks (if we have one this year).

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