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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS)
Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS)

Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG

This typical 18th-century handloom weaver's cottage houses the last of 800 looms working in this village in the 1830's.

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Portencross Castle
Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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  • Dumfries House
    Dumfries House

    Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

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

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  • Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)
    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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    Bachelor's Club (NTS)
    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…

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  • Brodick Castle & Garden (NTS)
    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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    New Lanark Visitor Centre
    New Lanark Visitor Centre

    New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB

    This cotton mill village was founded in 1785 and became famous as the site of Robert Owen's model community.

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    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS)
    Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS)

    Alloway, Ayr, KA7 4PQ

    Major new museum housing the most important Burns collection in the World. Temporary exhibitions, cafe, and shop.

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    David Livingstone Centre
    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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    Dean Castle Museum and Country Park
    Dean Castle Museum and Country Park

    Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA3 1XB

    Dean Castle Country Park is a fantastic free day out for all the family. The country park, covering over 200 acres…

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    Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS)
    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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    Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS)
    Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS)

    Nr Forth, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

    Visit Wilsontown and discover how family disputes and bad management finally led to the ironworks closing in 1812.

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  • Machrie Moor Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS)

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

    This is an amazing prehistoric site, with six stone circles, two cairns and numerous hut circles. Burial cists and traces of...

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  • Vikingar
    Vikingar

    Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8QL

    The history of the Vikings in Scotland, including the Battle of Largs in 1263. Also includes a swimming pool,...

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    Lochranza Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Lochranza Castle (HS)

    Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

    This interesting building, originally a 13th/14th century two storey hall-house, was heightened and converted in the 16th...

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  • 1 Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS) Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG 3 stars
    2 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    3 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    4 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    5 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    6 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    7 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    8 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS) Alloway, Ayr, KA7 4PQ 3 stars
    9 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    10 Dean Castle Museum and Country Park Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA3 1XB 4 stars
    11 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    12 Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS) Nr Forth, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    13 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27
    14 Vikingar Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8QL 5 stars
    15 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

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