Eglinton Castle Entrance Gate Irvine North Ayrshire Scotland

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Eglinton Castle Entrance Gate Irvine North Ayrshire Scotland
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Eglinton Castle was a large mansion in Irvine North Ayrshire Scotland The seat of the Earls of Eglinton it is located just south of the town of Kilwinning Built in 1802 in castellated style dominated by a large round keep it was second only to Culzean Castle in appearance and grandeur Amongst many items of interest the castle contained a chair built from the oak timbers of Alloway kirk and the back of the chair was inlaid with a brass plaque which bore the whole of Burn s poem Tam o Shanter It is best remembered for the lavish if ill fated Eglinton Tournament a medieval style tournament organised in 1839 by the 13th Earl The expense and extent of the preparations became news across Scotland and the railway line was even opened in advance of its official opening to ferry guests to Eglinton Although high summer in typical Scottish style torrential rain washed the proceedings out despite the participants in full period dress gamely attempting to participate in events such as jousting Amongst the participants was the future Napoleon III of France Digitally restored Art oil paintings with a combination of fina art and good composition What enables painting is the perception and representation of intensity Every point in space has different intensity