Local Information

You are ideally placed to explore Ayrshire's outstanding landscapes and a wealth of historic and sporting attractions. As well as the home of Scotland's most famous poet Robert Burns, you can visit Culzean Castle and Country Park. If you enjoy activities you are within half a mile of Citadel pool and gymnasium. There is salmon and trout fishing close by or you could even enjoy the excitement offered at Ayr's racecourse. There are thirty first-class golf courses only a short drive away. These include the world famous Championship courses at Turnberry and Royal Troon.

Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle is one of Scotland's best loved Castles, offering something for everyone to enjoy. This is the National Trust for Scotland's most popular tourist attraction and contains General Eisenhower's apartment - which was given to him in 1945 as a lifetime thank you from Scotland for commanding Scottish soldiers in the battle for Europe.

Within the country park there is a Visitor Centre, castle armoury, 563 acres of gardens, a Deer Park, walled gardens, Swan pond, adventure playground, aviary, camellia house and an Orangery. Visit Website 

Dumfries House

Built between 1754 and 1760 by the Adam brothers for the 5th Earl of Dumfries, with a unique collection of Chippendale furniture, the House has been described as an 18th century time-capsule since the principal rooms and their contents have remained virtually unchanged for 250 years. Visit Website

Drumlanrig Castle

Visit Drumlanrig Castle and you’ll immerse yourself in over 600 years of The Douglas Family’s history. The story began in the 14th Century when William, the son of James, 2nd Earl of Drumlanrig (who died at Otterburn in 1388) became the 1st Laird of Drumlanrig. Visit Website

Burns Country

A visit to Ayrshire would be incomplete without a visit to the birthplace of Scotland's National poet, Robert Burns.

Road Cycling

The hill roads of South Carrick make up the ultimate road cyclist’s playground. Popularly referred to as ‘The Ayrshire Alps’, the terrain offers fantastic scenery, cycle friendly roads, and a tough cycling challenge.Visit Website

Ayrshire Tour with Donald Kay

Spend a day with Rabbie driving through the Ayrshire Countryside, visiting many of the places immortalised in the Bard’s poems. Starting off at his birthplace, Rabbie will show you where he and his cronies lived and worked, stopping for lunch at the famous “Howff” where “The Jolly Beggars” was inspired. Visit Website

Shanter Riding Center

Based on the beautiful coastline of South Ayrshire, in the idyllic town of Maidens, Shanter Riding Center can offer a great variety of equestrian activities. From rides along the sandy beach or through the Culzean Park…anything is possible! Tel 07867510165.Visit Website

Golf

Turnberry Golf allows you to enjoy world-class golf on two championship courses, a superb nine-hole course, or at The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy. Visit Website

Prestwick Golf Club extends a warm welcome to all Golfers from all around the World wishing to come and enjoy our testing traditional Links. Visit Website

South Ayrshire Golf allows you to play numerous courses, including: Beliesle, Seafield, Dalmilling, Maybole, Girvan, Troon Darley, Troon Fullerton, and Troon Lochgreen. Visit Website

Brunston Castle is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, only four miles from the sea and five miles from Turnberry. Visit Website 

Mountain Biking

7stanes - big country riding, rolling hills, views to die for and mile upon mile of technical singletrack – it's all here in the south of Scotland. Visit Website

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