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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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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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Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

This large and unusual group of cup-and-ring markings was only re-discovered in 1986.

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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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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Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS)

Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY

The site of this ancient seat of the Dukes of Hamilton was a fortress even in Viking times.

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St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS)

Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

The choir and south side of the nave of a late 14th century parish church.

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...

Maybole Collegiate Church

Maybole, KA19 7AE

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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Maybole Castle

Maybole, KA19 8YG

Spirit of Scotland Monument

Loudoun, Scotland, UK

Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

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

Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS)

Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

A late Gothic church, with a later three-sided east end with windows of unusual style.

1 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
2 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
3 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
4 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
5 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
6 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
7 Arbory Hill Fort Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12
8 Maybole Collegiate Church Maybole, KA19 7AE
9 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
10 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
11 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
12 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
13 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK
14 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
15 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

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