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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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

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Maybole Collegiate Church

Maybole, KA19 7AE

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

Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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

Carn Ban (HS)

Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

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

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.

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Dumfries House

Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

Dumfries House is one of Britain’s most beautiful stately homes and best kept heritage secrets.

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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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  • 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…

Lochranza Castle (HS)

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

A fine tower house, a 16th century redevelopment of a late 13th century hall house.

1 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
2 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
3 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
4 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
5 Maybole Collegiate Church Maybole, KA19 7AE
6 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
7 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
8 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
9 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
10 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
11 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
12 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars
13 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
14 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
15 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

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