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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS)

Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

This fort, on the highest section of the wall, included a headquarters building, a well, granary and a bath house. From…

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

Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

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

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

Maybole Collegiate Church

Maybole, KA19 7AE

Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS)

Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

A late Gothic church, with a later three-sided east end with windows of unusual style.

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

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.

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

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…

Maybole Castle

Maybole, KA19 8YG

Newark Castle (HS)

Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH

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

Ratings:
  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars
1 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
2 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars
3 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
4 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
5 Maybole Collegiate Church Maybole, KA19 7AE
6 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
7 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
8 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
9 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
10 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
11 Auchagallon Stone Circle Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
12 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
13 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
14 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
15 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars

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