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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Craignethan Castle (HS)

Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL

The last great private fortress to be constructed in Scotland, Craignethan was begun about 1530.

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Maybole Castle

Maybole, KA19 8YG

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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

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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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Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Bachelor's Club (NTS)

Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB

In this 17th century thatched house in Tarbolton, Robert Burns and friends formed a debating club in 1780. Burns attended…

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Maybole Collegiate Church

Maybole, KA19 7AE

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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Spirit of Scotland Monument

Loudoun, Scotland, UK

Newark Castle (HS)

Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH

An elegant and virtually intact castle with views over the Firth of Clyde.

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1 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars
2 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
3 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
4 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
5 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
6 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
7 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
8 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
9 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
10 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
11 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
12 Maybole Collegiate Church Maybole, KA19 7AE
13 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
14 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK
15 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars

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