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The county of Ayrshire, Scotland



Blairquhan Castle

Ayrshire on the west coast was the home of the national poet Robert Burns who died in 1796. His place place of birth was Alloway, a place of pilgrimage fro Generations of Burn lovers but also the Tam O’Sghanter Experience which brings to life Burns masterpiece of comic narrative, Tam O’Shanter. Burns night (25th January) is celebrated in several countries worldwide whereupon everyone celebrates by gorging on vast quantities of Haggis and Turnips.

Ayrshire is also the reputed birthplace of Robert the Bruce, the future King of Scotland and hero to the nation and dotted throughout the county visitors can find relics and landmarks which make claim on the Warrior king. Many respected his Immortal Memory on the bicentenary commemoration at his mausoleum in St Michael’s Kirkyard. Take a day out to visit both Blairquhan Castle and Culzean Castle in Maybole and Dean Castle in Kilmarnock or Kelburn Castle nr Largs.

From North Ayrshire you can catch a ferry across to the Isle of Arran which is well worth a visit. From the mainland The Peaks of Arran dominate the views to the west and they are just a short ferry ride away. Together with walking and climbing on the Goat Fell range, there are several attractions worth a visit on the Isle of Arran; Brodick castle, The Arran Heritage Museum and the Isle of Arran Distillery Centre.

Where to stay and things to do in Ayrshire

Hotels | Bed and Breakfast | Pubs and Inns | Self Catering | Places to Visit | Museums and Art Galleries | Gardens | Castles | Weddings and Honeymoons | Abbeys and Priories | Restaurants | Tourist Information Centres | Ayrshire Towns

Selected Ayrshire hotels - Please Refresh for another random Hotel list

Glenapp Castle (Hotel), Ballantrae
Kilmichael Country House Hotel, Isle of Arran
Swallow Station Hotel, Ayr, Ayr
Montgreenan Mansion House Hotel, Kilwinning (nr Irvine)
Malin Court, Turnberry
The Best Western Fenwick Hotel, Kilmarnock (Ayrshire)
Kirkton Inn, Ayr
Hawthorns, Loch Lomond
Arrandale Hotel, Ayr
Abbey Cottage Airport Bed & Breakfast, Prestwick

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Explore Ayrshire Towns

Annbank | Ardrossan | Ayr | Ayr (Coylton) | Ayr (Mauchline) | Ayr (Near Prestwick Airport) | Ayr (Near Prestwick) | Ayr (South Ayrshire) | AYRSHIRE | Ballantrae | Barassie | Brodick | Brodick (Isle of Arran) | Burnhouse by Beith | Crosshouse | Cumnock | Dalry | Darvel | Dunure | Gatehead | Gatehouse of Fleet | Girvan | Irvine | Isle of Arran | KA8 0HA | Kilbirnie | Kilmarnock | Kilmarnock (Ayrshire) | Kilwinning | Kilwinning (nr Irvine) | Lamlash (Isle of Arran) | Largs | Loch Lomond | Maybole | Ochiltree | Prestwick | Saltcoats | Sorn | Sorn By Mauchline | Springside | Symington | The Kirkton Inn | Troon | Turnberry | West Kilbride |

Ayrshire Tourist Information Centres

Ayr Tourist Information Centre
22 Sandgate
KA7 1BW
Tel: +44 (0) 1292 290300

Brodick Tourist Information Centre
The Pier
Brodick
Isle of Arran,
KA27 8AU
Tel: +44 (0) 1770 303774

Largs Tourist Information Centre
Railway Station
Largs
KA30 8AN
Tel: +44 (0) 01475 689962

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