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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Carn Ban (HS)

Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

One of the most famous Neolithic long cairns of south-west Scotland.

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

Portencross Castle is situated overlooking the Firth of Clyde near West Kilbride in Ayrshire.

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Spirit of Scotland Monument

Loudoun, Scotland, UK

Dinvin Motte

Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26

The most impressive medieval earthwork in the South of Scotland, its defences consists of two massive 4 metre deep ditches.

New Lanark Visitor Centre

New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

This cotton mill village was founded in 1786 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's model community.

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Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

This jewel-like monument was erected in 1636 for Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie.

David Livingstone Centre (NTS)

Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY

Scotland's most famous explorer and missionary was born here in Shuttlerow in 1813. Today the 18th-century tenement…

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Bothwell Castle (HS)

Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL

In a beautiful setting Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland.

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Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS)

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

The remains of five stone circles of Bronze-Age date, one of the most important sites of its kind in Britain.

Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)

Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY

The home of John Davidson, who inspired the character Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns' famous poem Tam o'Shanter.

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Crossraguel Abbey (HS)

by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ

One of the most complete mediaeval abbeys in Scotland, Crossraguel was founded in the 13th century by Duncan of Carrick…

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Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)

Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE

This clifftop mansion was built by Robert Adam for the last Earl of Cassillis in 1772-1790. There have been castles on...

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Dundonald Castle (HS)

Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD

This prominent castle overlooking the village of Dundonald was built in the 1370s by Robert II to mark his succession…

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Biggar Gas Works (HS)

Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ

In the last century many small towns across Scotland established their own gas works. This is one of the few to survive.

Arbory Hill Fort

Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12

This well-preserved hill fort, c 500 BC, has two encircling earth ramparts and an inner stone walled enclosure with traces...

1 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
2 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
3 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK
4 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
5 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
6 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
7 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
8 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
9 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
10 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
11 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
12 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
13 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
14 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
15 Arbory Hill Fort Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12

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