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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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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

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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

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Bothwell Castle (HS)

Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL

In a beautiful setting Bothwell Castle is the largest and finest 13th century stone castle in Scotland.

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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 4 stars

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

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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Carn Ban (HS)

Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

One of the most famous Neolithic long cairns of south-west Scotland.

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.

Maybole Castle

Maybole, KA19 8YG

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

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…

Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS)

Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

The remains of five stone circles of Bronze-Age date, one of the most important sites of its kind in Britain.

Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

This large and unusual group of cup-and-ring markings was only re-discovered in 1986.

Dumfries House

Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

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

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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  • Visit Scotland Reviews Available 3 stars

Spirit of Scotland Monument

Loudoun, Scotland, UK

1 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
2 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
3 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
4 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars
5 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
6 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
7 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
8 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
9 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
10 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
11 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
12 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
13 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
14 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
15 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK

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