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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Dumfries House

Cumnock, KA18 2NJ

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

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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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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Spirit of Scotland Monument

Loudoun, Scotland, UK

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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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…

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.

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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

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Maybole Castle

Maybole, KA19 8YG

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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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.

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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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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Carn Ban (HS)

Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

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

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…

1 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
2 Crossraguel Abbey (HS) by Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 5HQ 3 stars
3 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
4 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK
5 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
6 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
7 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
8 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
9 Maybole Castle Maybole, KA19 8YG
10 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
11 St Bride's Church, Douglas (HS) Douglas, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
12 Craignethan Castle (HS) Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, ML11 9PL 4 stars
13 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
14 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
15 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB

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