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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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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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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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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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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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  • 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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  • 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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    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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    Portencross Castle
    Portencross Castle

    Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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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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    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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    Ailsa Craig Lighthouse
    Ailsa Craig Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Built on the north east foreland of this famous Firth of Clyde landmark the lighthouse was completed in 1886.

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  • Antonine Wall  Bar Hill (HS)
    Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS)

    Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65

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

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  • St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS)
    St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS)

    Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK

    This late 14th century church with its attractive belfry was restored in the mid 19th century. Inside the church are an...

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  • Pladda Lighthouse
    Pladda Lighthouse

    Scotland, UK

    Built in 1790 on this low lying island off the south east coast of Arran, it marks the entrance to the Firth of Clyde.

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  • 1 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    2 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    3 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    4 Dean Castle Museum and Country Park Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA3 1XB 4 stars
    5 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    6 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    7 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    8 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    9 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    10 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS) Alloway, Ayr, KA7 4PQ 3 stars
    11 Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS) Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG 3 stars
    12 Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Scotland, UK
    13 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, G65
    14 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    15 Pladda Lighthouse Scotland, UK

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