Ayrshire is bordered by Dumfries and Galloway, Lanarkshire to the East and Argyll to the North. It is the 'playground' of the Western seaboard of Scotland with walks everywhere, the amazing Culzean Castle, the 'home' of Scottish horseracing at Ayr and many of Scotland's most famous golf courses. Ayrshire is the perfect area of Scotland to explore if you do not want to be too far from civilisation - the coastal views are as fine as anywhere in Scotland, the sailing clubs abundant and enthusiastic, the towns unspoilt by out-of-town shopping centres and the walking unfettered and idyllic.
Things to do in Ayrshire
Rising through four floors and powered by a six metre water wheel, this is one of the oldest and tallest grain mills surviving in Scotland.
Dundonald Castle is one of Scotland's hidden gems, one of the most undiscovered and fascinating heritage treasures.
Culzean Castle & Country Park
Culzean Castle is located near Maybole, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. The famous British architect Robert Adam participated in the reconstruction of part of the castle in the 1770s.
Burns National Heritage Park
Burns National Heritage Park provides visitors with the opportunity to experience Burns' rich heritage in an environment that stimulates his imagination.
Sanquhar Tolbooth Museum
Explore the world-famous traditional Sanquale knitting, the mines, and miners of Sanquale and Kirk Cornell, the history and customs of the Royal Castle of Sanquale.
Dean Castle Country Park
Dean Castle and Country Park is an estate that covers over 200 acres in the heart of Kilmarnock. The Keep, dating back to 1350, is currently under restoration and is due to open in Summer 2021.