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Historic Attractions in Ayrshire, Arran & Clyde Valley

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Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings
Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings

Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK

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

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  • Newark Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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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    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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  • 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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    Skelmorlie Aisle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    Skelmorlie Aisle (HS)

    Largs, Scotland, UK

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

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  • Machrie Moor Stone Circle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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  • Maybole Collegiate Church
    Maybole Collegiate Church

    Maybole, KA19 7AE

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  • Antonine Wall  Bar Hill (HS)
    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…

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

    Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK

    Visit a Bronze Age cairn surrounded by a circle of 14 standing stones looking out over Kilbrannan Sound towards Kintyre.

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  • Biggar Gas Works © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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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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    Castle Semple Collegiate Church © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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.

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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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    Bothwell Castle © Crown Copyright Historic Scotland. www.historicscotlandimages.gov.uk
    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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    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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    1 Ballochmyle Prehistoric Rock Carvings Mauchline, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
    2 Newark Castle (HS) Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5NH 4 stars
    3 Dumfries House Cumnock, KA18 2NJ
    4 Souter Johnnie's Cottage (NTS) Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, KA19 8HY 3 stars
    5 Skelmorlie Aisle (HS) Largs, Scotland, UK
    6 Machrie Moor Stone Circle (HS) Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    7 Maybole Collegiate Church Maybole, KA19 7AE
    8 Antonine Wall Bar Hill (HS) Kilsyth, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    9 Auchagallon Stone Circle Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    10 Biggar Gas Works (HS) Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6BZ
    11 Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park (NTS) Brodick, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HY 4 stars
    12 Castle Semple Collegiate Church (HS) Low Semple, by Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK
    13 David Livingstone Centre (NTS) Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, G72 9BY 3 stars
    14 Bothwell Castle (HS) Bothwell, Uddingston, Lanarkshire, G71 8BL 4 stars
    15 Culzean Castle and Country Park (NTS) Maybole, South Ayrshire, KA19 8LE 4 stars

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