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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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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Portencross Castle
    Portencross Castle

    Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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  • Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)
    Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS)

    Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY

    The home of John Davidson, village souter (shoemaker), who inspired the character Souter Johnnie in Robert Burns' famous…

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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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    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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  • Arbory Hill Fort
    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...

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  • Lamington Church
    Lamington Church

    Lamington, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

    Built into the wall of the present church is a fine Romanesque doorway of the original 12th century Norman church. The...

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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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    Craignethan Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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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    1 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    2 Dean Castle Museum and Country Park Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA3 1XB 4 stars
    3 Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS) Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG 3 stars
    4 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    5 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    6 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    7 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS) Alloway, Ayr, KA7 4PQ 3 stars
    8 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    9 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    10 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    11 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    12 Arbory Hill Fort Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12
    13 Lamington Church Lamington, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    14 Vikingar Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8QL 5 stars
    15 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars

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