The Eisenhower Suite at Culzean (My Family History)

Family history and heritage is extremely important to me and I believe it’s crucial to preserve and pass on that knowledge for future generations. My father’s family, the Kennedy’s, are a famous Scottish family settled in Ayrshire dating back to the mid-1300s. The country family estate of Culzean Castle and Country Park was completed in 1792, then renovated and improved by Edinburgh architects Wardrop & Reid beginning in 1877. In 1945 the family passed the estate to the National Trust for Scotland and the top floor was converted into a flat for use by General Eisenhower who visited on four occasions, including once during his presidency. Today I want to show you one of my favorite parts of the estate. These photos are of the Eisenhower Suite rooms taken by me and my brother, Nathan.

Eisenhower Suite // Scotland Travel Diary

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22 Comments

  1. January 16, 2017 / 22:17

    WOW WOW WOW, how beautiful and charming. I love it!

  2. January 17, 2017 / 00:15

    Omg putting this on my bucket list! Amazing!

    • Rachel January 17, 2017 / 17:06

      It is an absolutely beautiful place! The National Trust LOVES having visitors to the Estate! I hope you can visit some time!

  3. Rachel G
    January 17, 2017 / 01:35

    Wow–no wonder you’re interested in family history, your family has a fascinating history and an incredible estate. Thanks for sharing the photos of this suite!

    • Rachel January 17, 2017 / 17:09

      Thank you Rachel! I feel very lucky to have a family I can be proud of and such a legacy to uphold ❤️

  4. January 17, 2017 / 06:07

    What a stunning location. It’s so cool that you can trace your family history back like that!

    • Rachel January 17, 2017 / 17:07

      It’s more of a home than a hotel (my family has lived there for generations!) so it does have a lot of history 🙂

  5. January 17, 2017 / 16:45

    These are absolutely gorgeous photos!

  6. January 17, 2017 / 17:02

    omgggg those scones are making me salivate over here. You look so gorgeous and chic girl!

    • Rachel January 17, 2017 / 17:12

      haha thank you Elly! They were delicious! It’s a very old recipe ❤️

  7. January 17, 2017 / 18:30

    These photos are beautiful!

  8. January 17, 2017 / 19:39

    Wow, this is so cool! The view from the estate is spectacular!

  9. January 18, 2017 / 01:18

    Wow the photos are spectacular so I can only imagine how much better it is to see and stay there in person. I love history & family history.

  10. January 18, 2017 / 15:25

    This is so cool! I’d love to visit one day and so cool you get to learn more about your family history!
    xoxo,
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

    • Rachel January 18, 2017 / 20:40

      The National Trust gives tours of the grounds frequently! It’s well worth the trip for that I’ve been told!

  11. January 18, 2017 / 17:55

    Wow!! What a lovely place!! Looks like you had the best time 🙂 xx thecarlycollective.com

  12. January 18, 2017 / 20:39

    You have such a rich, interesting family background! This is such a beautiful estate, I might have to convince my fiance to take our honeymoon there!
    xoxo
    Ashley

  13. Kait
    January 19, 2017 / 04:38

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love visiting historical places!

  14. January 21, 2017 / 21:09

    Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous estate! It looks like y’all had a delicious tea 🙂

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass