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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Lochranza Castle (HS)

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH

A fine tower house, a 16th century redevelopment of a late 13th century hall house.

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.

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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Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS)

Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

A late Gothic church, with a later three-sided east end with windows of unusual style.

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…

Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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

Carn Ban (HS)

Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

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

Maybole Collegiate Church

Maybole, KA19 7AE

Spirit of Scotland Monument

Loudoun, Scotland, UK

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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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.

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.

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...

Portencross Castle

Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA

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

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Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

Largs, Scotland, UK

This jewel-like monument was erected in 1636 for Sir Robert Montgomerie of Skelmorlie.

1 Lochranza Castle (HS) Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HH
2 Dinvin Motte Girvan, North Ayrshire, KA26
3 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
4 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
5 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
6 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
7 Carn Ban (HS) Lagg, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
8 Maybole Collegiate Church Maybole, KA19 7AE
9 Spirit of Scotland Monument Loudoun, Scotland, UK
10 Dundonald Castle (HS) Dundonald, Ayrshire, KA2 9HD 4 stars
11 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
12 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
13 Arbory Hill Fort Abington, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12
14 Portencross Castle Portencross, Ayrshire, KA23 9QA
15 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK

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