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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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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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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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Portencross Castle
Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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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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    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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    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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  • 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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    Lochranza Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Lochranza Castle (HS)

    Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

    This interesting building, originally a 13th/14th century two storey hall-house, was heightened and converted in the 16th...

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  • Arbory Hill Fort
    Arbory Hill Fort

    Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12

    This well-preserved hill fort, c 500 BC, has two encircling earth ramparts and an inner stone walled enclosure with traces...

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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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  • Auchagallon Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Auchagallon Stone Circle (HS)

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

    A Bronze Age burial cairn surrounded by a circle of 15 standing stones.

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  • 1 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars
    2 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    3 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    4 Robert Burns Birthplace Museum (NTS) Alloway, Ayr, KA7 4PQ 3 stars
    5 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
    6 Weavers Cottage Museum (NTS) Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10 2JG 3 stars
    7 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    8 Dean Castle Museum and Country Park Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA3 1XB 4 stars
    9 Bachelor's Club (NTS) Tarbolton, South Ayrshire, KA5 5RB
    10 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    11 New Lanark Visitor Centre New Lanark, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11 9DB 4 stars
    12 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH
    13 Arbory Hill Fort Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12
    14 Wilsontown Ironworks (FCS) Nr Forth, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK
    15 Auchagallon Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, KA27

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