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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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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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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Motherwell Heritage Centre
    Motherwell Heritage Centre

    Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 3HU

    Motherwell Heritage Centre is a stunning modern building . Visit the 'Technopolis' audio-visual experience and travel...

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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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  • 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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    Paisley Abbey
    Paisley Abbey

    Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1JG

    Established in 1169 by monks from Wenlock Abbey in Shropshire. The original church was burnt down by the English in 1307. ...

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    1 Dean Castle Museum and Country Park Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA3 1XB 4 stars
    2 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    3 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    4 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    5 Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS) Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG 3 stars
    6 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    7 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 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 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    11 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    12 Motherwell Heritage Centre Motherwell, Lanarkshire, ML1 3HU 4 stars
    13 Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS) Nr Forth, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    14 Vikingar Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8QL 5 stars
    15 Paisley Abbey Paisley, Renfrewshire, PA1 1JG 3 stars

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