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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Auchagallon Stone Circle

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

Visit a Bronze Age cairn surrounded by a circle of 14 standing stones looking out over Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre.

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

Lochranza Castle (HS)

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

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

Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

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

Dumfries House

Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

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

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...

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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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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Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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

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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.

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…

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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.

Maybole Castle

Maybole, KA19 8YG

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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1 Auchagallon Stone Circle Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
2 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
3 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH
4 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
5 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
6 Arbory Hill Fort Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12
7 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
8 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
9 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
10 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
11 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
12 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars
13 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
14 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
15 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars

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